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Welcome to Sumas ...

The pronunciation of Sumas: SOO-mas<1>

The city of Sumas is located in Whatcom County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Sumas has a population of 1,464 people<2> (see below for details).

Sumas is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sumas lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Sumas: (360)

The ZIP code for Sumas: 98295<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sumas had a population of 1,307 people. This makes Sumas the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Sumas represents 0.02% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 187th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,307 people, the population of Sumas increased 36.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 960 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sumas had an population of 1,464 people. This is an increase of 12.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.5% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sumas.

Communities near Sumas ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sumas and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Aldergrove (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chilliwack (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cultus Lake (BC)   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Langley (BC)   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mission (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bellingham   [Map]   89,045   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sumas.

Communities Also Named Sumas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Sumas - it's located in British Columbia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sumas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sumas. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sumas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sumas. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sumas:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sumas ...

Looking for more information about Sumas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sumas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sumas.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sumas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Whatcom County: www.co.whatcom.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sumas.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sumas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sumas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sumas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Sumas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sumas) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sumas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sumas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.0001, Longitude: -122.2650     [Map].

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