Nooksack, Washington

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Nooksack (pronounced /ˈnʊksæk/, US dict: nŏŏk′·săk) is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, close to the border with Canada. The population was 851 at the 2000 census. This town shares Nooksack Valley School District with Sumas and Everson.

The town is just a handful of buildings built around the highway that runs through it. The post office lost its official status in 1992 (and is now a department of neighboring town, Everson), but still exists across from a small city park. Other noticeable remains are the two gas stations and several churches. It has no major geographic features except a small creek on the edge of town, near a cemetery containing many old graves.

Nooksack contracts their Police and sewer services through the nearby City of Everson.



Nooksack was officially incorporated on December 6, 1912, and experienced much growth in its early years. Fire burned through the town, though, causing most of the growth to halt.


Nooksack is located at 48°55′42″N 122°19′10″W / 48.92833°N 122.31944°W / 48.92833; -122.31944 (48.928240, -122.319544)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 851 people, 276 households, and 218 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,207.9 people per square mile (469.4/km²). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 420.2/sq mi (163.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.54% White, 0.47% African American, 1.29% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 3.29% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.58% of the population.

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