Blaine, Washington

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Blaine, Washington
Entering Blaine, Washington - panoramio.jpg
U.S. Port of Entry, Blaine, Washington (2013) - 3.JPGU.S. Port of Entry, Blaine, Washington (2013) - 1.JPG
From top: view of Blaine from Canada–United States border, view of U.S Port of entry, Welcome to the United States of America
Nickname(s): 
The Peace Arch City
Motto(s): 
Blaine is Where America Begins
Location in the state of Washington and Whatcom County
Location in the state of Washington and Whatcom County
Coordinates: 48°59′17″N 122°44′37″W / 48.98806°N 122.74361°W / 48.98806; -122.74361Coordinates: 48°59′17″N 122°44′37″W / 48.98806°N 122.74361°W / 48.98806; -122.74361
Country United States
State Washington
CountyWhatcom
IncorporatedMay 20, 1890
Government
 • MayorBonnie Onyon
Area
 • Total8.62 sq mi (22.32 km2)
 • Land5.61 sq mi (14.52 km2)
 • Water3.01 sq mi (7.79 km2)
Elevation
53 ft (16 m)
Population
 • Total4,684
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
5,311
 • Density947.21/sq mi (365.72/km2)
 Demonym: Blaineite
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
98230 (home delivery) and 98231 (post office boxes)
Area code360
FIPS code53-06505
GNIS feature ID2409860 [4]
Highways I‑5
SR 543
SR 548
Websitecityofblaine.com

Blaine is a city of Washington in the United States (USA). It is in Whatcom County. The Peace Arch Park is located there.[5]

Blaine is located on the International border between Canada and the USA.

The first name of Blaine was Concord. The name was changed in 1884 in honor of James G. Blaine (1830-1893), a Republican leader.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. "Alleged human-smuggling operation may have brought hundreds of Chinese migrants across B.C. border | National Post". June 20, 2019.
  6. Blaine - Thumbnail History - HistoryLink.org