Bellingham, Washington

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Population in 2017: 89,045 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +32.6%
Males: 43,374  (48.7%)
Females: 45,671  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

28.9 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98225, 98226.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,652 (it was $32,530 in 2000)
Bellingham:

$47,652
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,886 (it was $19,483 in 2000)

Bellingham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $352,700 (it was $148,900 in 2000)
Bellingham:

$352,700
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $411,089; detached houses: $434,442; townhouses or other attached units: $405,168; in 2-unit structures: $340,225; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $398,223; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $411,349; mobile homes: $85,507

Median gross rent in 2016: $961.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bellingham: 102.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.5%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 35.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.9% for American Indian residents, 36.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.0% for other race residents, 30.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bellingham, WA (2016)
    • 67,10576.6%White alone
    • 8,97910.3%Hispanic
    • 5,3706.1%Asian alone
    • 2,9993.4%Two or more races
    • 2,0852.4%Black alone
    • 7110.8%American Indian alone
    • 2900.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 380.04%Other race alone

Races in Bellingham detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 86 registered sex offenders living in Bellingham, Washington as of October 17, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bellingham is 1,018 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Bellingham by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.4)
2
(2.8)
3
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.6)
2
(2.5)
2
(2.5)
2
(2.5)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.2)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
30
(42.1)
25
(34.7)
28
(37.8)
33
(43.5)
29
(38.0)
23
(29.2)
37
(46.1)
37
(45.6)
35
(42.6)
29
(35.1)
55
(66.2)
47
(56.0)
61
(70.9)
56
(63.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
60
(84.3)
70
(97.0)
53
(71.6)
76
(100.2)
58
(76.0)
59
(74.9)
48
(59.8)
73
(90.0)
55
(66.9)
53
(64.1)
64
(77.1)
45
(53.6)
47
(54.6)
73
(82.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
90
(126.4)
85
(117.8)
90
(121.7)
87
(114.7)
98
(128.5)
97
(123.1)
84
(104.7)
170
(209.5)
108
(131.5)
138
(166.9)
100
(120.4)
121
(144.1)
116
(134.9)
127
(143.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
790
(1,109)
764
(1,059)
709
(958.4)
791
(1,043)
696
(912.3)
641
(813.4)
651
(811.3)
589
(725.9)
646
(786.3)
614
(742.8)
726
(874.2)
543
(646.6)
751
(873.2)
552
(622.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,080
(5,730)
4,749
(6,584)
4,555
(6,157)
4,267
(5,627)
4,087
(5,357)
3,515
(4,460)
3,547
(4,420)
2,931
(3,612)
2,961
(3,604)
3,223
(3,899)
3,808
(4,585)
3,362
(4,004)
3,709
(4,313)
3,435
(3,875)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
268
(376.4)
365
(506.0)
309
(417.7)
276
(364.0)
239
(313.3)
202
(256.3)
143
(178.2)
133
(163.9)
131
(159.5)
138
(166.9)
165
(198.7)
162
(192.9)
283
(329.1)
164
(185.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
43
(60.4)
25
(34.7)
24
(32.4)
20
(26.4)
31
(40.6)
23
(29.2)
17
(21.2)
6
(7.4)
7
(8.5)
5
(6.0)
2
(2.4)
1
(1.2)
18
(20.9)
10
(11.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.8)419.9463.9431.0415.1387.4331.4328.6318.7294.9302.0363.1312.9360.1321.8

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City-data.com crime index in Bellingham, WA

Crime rate in Bellingham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 176 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Washington average:

1.44
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Ancestries: German (9.9%), Irish (8.0%), English (6.6%), American (5.2%), European (5.1%), Norwegian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 25.6 square miles.

Population density: 3,472 people per square mile   (average).

Bellingham,WA real estate house value index trend

Bellingham, Washington map

9,218 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 2.4% Asia, 2.2% Latin America, 1.7% North America).

This city:

10.6%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,978 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,878 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (78.0 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1035.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Geneva, WA (1.8 miles ),
Marietta-Alderwood, WA (1.9 miles ),
Sudden Valley, WA (2.5 miles ),
Lummi Reservation, WA (2.8 miles ),
Ferndale, WA (2.9 miles ),
Lummi Island, WA (3.0 miles ),
Alger, WA (3.3 miles),
Acme, WA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 48.75 N, Longitude: 122.47 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Let Us Surprise You

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,365 (+17.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 32,534 (73.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Bellingham, WA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Bellingham, WA in 2016

Bellingham satellite photo by USGS

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Bellingham tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Washington:

5.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bellingham, WA
Historical housing units in Bellingham, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +13,321 (+24.7%).
Most common industries in Bellingham, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
  • Health care (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Bellingham, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2016
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2016
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2016
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)

Average climate in Bellingham, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bellingham, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.263
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 18.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.47
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Bellingham-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 113% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 103.8 miles away from Bellingham center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 114.9 miles away from Bellingham center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from Bellingham center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 122.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 71.7 miles away from Bellingham center
On 4/14/1990 at 05:33:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.4 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.2 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 15.7 miles away from Bellingham center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whatcom County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bellingham topographic map

Main business address for: HORIZON FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Bellingham:

  • BELLINGHAM SURGERY CENTER, INC (2980 SQUALICUM PARKWAY)
  • PEACEHEALTH ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2901 SQUALICUM PARKWAY)
  • ST LUKES GENERAL HOSPITAL (809 E CHESTNUT ST (P O BOX 288))
  • WHATCOM HOSPICE (800 E CHESTNUT)

Nursing Homes in Bellingham:

  • ALDERWOOD PARK CONV CTR LLC (2726 ALDERWOOD AVENUE)
  • BELLINGHAM HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION SERVICES (1200 BIRCHWOOD AVENUE)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER LLC (2400 SAMISH WAY)
  • MT BAKER CARE CENTER (2905 CONNELLY AVENUE)
  • NEEDHAMS NURSING HOME (1509 E VICTOR ST)
  • NORTH CASCADES HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (4680 CORDATA PARKWAY)
  • SAINT FRANCIS CONVALESCENT HOME (2315 WILLIAMS ST)
  • SEHOME PARK CARE CENTER (700 32ND STREET)
  • SHUKSAN CONVALESCENT CENTER (1530 JAMES ST)
  • SHUKSAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (1530 JAMES STREET)
  • ST FRANCIS OF BELLINGHAM (3121 SQUALICUM PARKWAY)

Dialysis Facilities in Bellingham:

  • MT BAKER KIDNEY CENTER (410 BIRCHWOOD SUITE 100)

Home Health Centers in Bellingham:

  • SIGNATURE HOME HEALTH (401 HARRIS AVENUE, #320)
  • WALGREENS INFUSION AND RESPIRATORY SERVICES (477 WEST HORTON ROAD)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Bellingham:

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Amtrak station:

BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Bellingham:

  • Western Washington University (Full-time enrollment: 13,875; Location: 516 High Street; Public; Website: www.wwu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Whatcom Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,265; Location: 237 W Kellogg Rd; Public; Website: www.whatcom.ctc.edu)
  • Bellingham Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,995; Location: 3028 Lindbergh Ave; Public; Website: www.btc.ctc.edu)
  • Northwest Indian College (Full-time enrollment: 548; Location: 2522 Kwina Rd; Public; Website: www.nwic.edu)
  • Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Bellingham (Full-time enrollment: 97; Location: 1411 Railroad Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: toniguy.com/academy/bellingham/default.aspx)
  • Bellingham Beauty School (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 4192 Meridian Street; Private, for-profit; Website: Bellinghambeautyschool.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bellingham:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 23 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 53 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Peninsula College (about 63 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 65 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 70 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 70 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 70 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Biggest public high schools in Bellingham:

  • WHATCOM CO DETENTION CTR (Location: 311 GRAND AVE 6TH FL, Grades: 8-12)
  • BELLINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2020 CORNWALL AVE, Grades: 8-12)
  • SEHOME HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2700 BILL MCDONALD PKWY, Grades: 9-12)
  • OPTIONS HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2015 FRANKLIN ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • HOME PORT LEARNING CENTER (Location: 707 ASTOR ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • SQUALICUM HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 3773 E MCLEOD RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • VISIONS (SEAMAR YOUTH CENTER) (Location: 1603 E ILLINOIS ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • BELLINGHAM FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (Location: 1408 18TH ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • BELLINGHAM RE-ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM (Location: 1306 DUPONT ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 194 W LAUREL ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Bellingham:

  • ST PAUL'S ACADEMY (Students: 357, Location: 3000 NORTHWEST AVE, Grades: PK-11)
  • HOME PORT LEARNING CENTER (Students: 18, Location: 707 ASTOR ST, Grades: UG-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bellingham:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Bellingham:

  • ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 236, Location: 2116 CORNWALL AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • BELLINGHAM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 206, Location: 1600 E SUNSET DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • WHATCOM HILLS WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 153, Location: 941 AUSTIN ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • LYNDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL EVERGREEN CAMPUS (Students: 123, Location: 567 E KELLOGG RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • WHATCOM DAY ACADEMY (Students: 109, Location: 5217 NORTHWEST DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • MONTESSORI AT SAMISH WOODS (Students: 94, Location: 1027 SAMISH WAY, Grades: PK-6)
  • BAKER VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 56, Location: 5353 WASCHKE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CEDAR TREE MONTESSORI (Students: 43, Location: 2114 BROADWAY, Grades: 1-6)
  • BRIDGEWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 25, Location: 858 W SMITH RD, Grades: KG-4)
  • WHEELS OF LIFE (Students: 20, Location: 2738 ORLEANS ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Bellingham

Libraries in Bellingham:

  • WHATCOM COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $5,922,908; Location: 5205 NORTHWEST DRIVE; 281,252 books; 25,502 audio materials; 21,134 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 1,017 print serial subscriptions)
  • BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,966,935; Location: 210 CENTRAL AVE; 228,543 books; 10 e-books; 18,352 audio materials; 12,738 video materials; 19 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 511 print serial subscriptions; 26 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS - WELLSPRING COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL 30+ STUDENTS

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bellingham: Bellingham Country Club (A), Lakeway Golf Course (B), Fairhaven Marine Industrial Park (C), Depot Market Square (D), Washington Bellingham Hatchery (E), Bellingham Substation (F), Fairhaven Park and Ride (G), Lincoln Creek Park and Ride (H), South Bellingham East Park and Ride (I), South Bellingham West Park and Ride (J), Lake Padden Golf Course (K), Cordata Place (L), Northwest Center (M), Meridian Village (N), Bellingham Yacht Club (O), Padden Creek Marine (P), Bellingham Wastewater Treatment Plant (Q), Whatcom Medic One (R), Bellingham City Fire Department Station 2 (S), Bellingham City Fire Department Station 3 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Barkley Village Shopping Center (1), Squalicum Mall (2), Bellingham Mall (3), Bellis Fair Mall (4), Park Manor Shopping Center (5), Haggen Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Bellingham: HORIZON FINANCIAL CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bellingham include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall (A), Bellingham Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Silver Beach Community Church (C), Garden Street United Methodist Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), First Baptist Church of Bellingham (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), Saint Brendan's Anglican Church (H), Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunnyland Memorial Park (1), Bayview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sunset Pond (A), Lake Whatcom (B), Heron Pond (C), Lake Padden (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Baker Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Chuckanut Creek (C), Padden Creek (D), Squalicum Creek (E), Whatcom Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bellingham include: Whatcom Falls Park (1), Elizabeth Park (2), Fairhaven Park (3), West Lake Padden Park (4), Downer Field (5), Cornwall Park (6), Battersby Field (7), Lowell Park (8), Laurel Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: American Museum of Radio (1312 Bay Street) (1), Heritage Flight Museum (Bellingham Internati) (2), Mindport Exhibits (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 210 West Holly Street) (3), SoulsFree (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1603 Lincoln Street) (4), Tilt (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1 Bellis Fair Parkway Suite 400) (5), Hart Novelty CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; Po Box 218) (6), Cosmic Comics & Amusement Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1905 Cornwall Avenue) (7), Tube Time (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1522 Cornwall Avenue) (8), Bellingham-Whatcom County Convention & Visitrs BRU (904 Potter Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hotel Bellwether (One Bellwether Wy) (1), Chrysalis Inn & Spa At The Pier (804 10th St) (2), Hampton Inn Bellingham Airport (3985 Bennett Drive) (3), Bellingham Travelodge (101 N Samish Way) (4), Best Western Heritage Inn (151 East McLeod Road) (5), Aloha Motel (315 North Samish Way) (6), Fairhaven Village Inn (1200 10th St) (7), Bay City Motor Inn (116 North Samish Way) (8), North Garden Inn (1014 North Garden Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jake Locker - Football player, Ron Terpening - Writer and educator, Gene Savoy - Explorer, Frederic H. Dustin - Longtime expatriate living in South Korea, Bernie Fryer - Basketball player, Bob Arbogast - Radio personality, Doug Pederson - 2005 NFL player (Green Bay Packers, born: Jan 31, 1968), Daniel Anderson (musician) - Male singer, Ed Robison - Writer, David Dickau - Conductor.

Whatcom County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bellingham and their reported violations in the past:

ELIZA ISLAND BEACH CLUB (Address: 4164 Meridian St, Suite 302 , Population served: 97, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CHUCKANUT TRAILS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 132 regular monitoring violations
IL CAFFE RIFUGIO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 62, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BELFERN WEST (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (3 times from JAN-01-2007 to MAR-05-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY HAVEN WATER ASSOC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • 52 regular monitoring violations
ANDERSON CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 45 regular monitoring violations
CALMOR COVE CLUB (Address: 1006 Harris Ave #220 , Population served: 29, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-27-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bellingham that have no violations reported:

  • BELLINGHAM-WATER DIVISION, CITY OF (Population served: 90,000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • DEER CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOUNT BAKER SKI AREA - WHITE SALMON (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • DEER CREEK WATER ASSN/GUIDE SOUTH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • AGATE BAY TRAILER PARK (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

46.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Bellingham in 2010:

  • 3,543 people in college/university student housing
  • 570 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 428 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 341 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 148 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 65 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Bellingham in 2000:

  • 3,190 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 696 people in nursing homes
  • 265 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 234 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 55 people in halfway houses
  • 41 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 36 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Bellingham (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: Cordata Office, Barkley Haggen Office, Fairhaven Office, Barkley Financial Center Branch, Downtown Bellingham Office. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,224.9 mil, Deposits: $1,084.6 mil, headquarters in Lynden, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp
  • Washington Federal: Horizon Bank Branch, Bellingham Branch, Meridian Street Branch, Barkley Branch. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lakeway Branch, Cordata Branch, Bellingham, Bellingham Commercial Banking Center. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Whidbey Island Bank: Fairhaven Branch, Bakerview Branch, Northwest Avenue Branch, Bellingham Branch. Info updated 2010/09/27: Bank assets: $1,668.6 mil, Deposits: $1,471.8 mil, headquarters in Coupeville, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Washington Banking Company
  • KeyBank National Association: Fairhaven Branch, Downtown Drive-Up Branch, Meridian Branch, Lakeway Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Sehome Village Branch, Bellingham Branch, Cordata Banking Center Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Banner Bank: Bellingham-Barkley Branch, Bellingham-Fairhaven Branch, Bellingham Branch. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Union Bank, National Association: Bellingham - Woburn Branch at 3410 Woburn St, branch established on 1999/06/21; Bellingham - Downtown Branch at 128 E Holly Street, branch established on 2005/03/21. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Bellingham Meridian Branch at 4040 Meridian Street, branch established on 1987/06/29; Bellingham Branch at 121 West Holly Street, branch established on 1939/02/28. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • 5 other banks with 8 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Bellingham:

Marital status in Bellingham, WA
  • Never married: 49.7%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bellingham:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Bellingham
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Bellingham:

(Bellingham, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Bellingham, WA (based on Whatcom County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,842105
Catholic13,3976
Mainline Protestant9,85939
Other8,71433
Orthodox3702
None142,958-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Here:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Whatcom County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 73
Here:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 184
Whatcom County:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Whatcom County:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

23.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

14.4%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.0%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Bellingham:

27.9
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bellingham:

20.5%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bellingham:

10.8%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bellingham:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bellingham:

30.3%
State:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

57.3%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.8%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bellingham, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 136$820,736$72,41810$31,090
Firefighters 122$1,026,120$100,9300$0
Police Protection - Officers 113$967,932$102,7890$0
Streets and Highways 65$432,654$79,8750$0
Parks and Recreation 60$355,952$71,19067$49,932
Financial Administration 54$371,054$82,4563$7,096
Other Government Administration 45$264,062$70,4175$12,898
Sewerage 43$317,332$88,5580$0
Water Supply 31$197,724$76,5382$980
Police - Other 27$158,096$70,2651$720
Judicial and Legal 25$177,448$85,1754$13,810
Local Libraries 22$126,646$69,08051$80,756
Fire - Other 12$108,150$108,1500$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$31,052$74,5250$0
Solid Waste Management 2$13,058$78,3480$0
Totals for Government 762$5,368,016$84,536143$197,282

Bellingham government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $12,116,000 ($136.07)
    Regular Highways: $8,243,000 ($92.57)
    Water Utilities: $3,604,000 ($40.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $188,000 ($2.11)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,042,000 ($213.85)
    Sewerage: $16,753,000 ($188.14)
    General - Other: $15,951,000 ($179.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,065,000 ($169.18)
    Water Utilities: $15,016,000 ($168.63)
    Health - Other: $13,676,000 ($153.59)
    Regular Highways: $8,188,000 ($91.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,253,000 ($81.45)
    Libraries: $4,248,000 ($47.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,466,000 ($38.92)
    Central Staff Services: $3,194,000 ($35.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,178,000 ($35.69)
    Financial Administration: $2,784,000 ($31.27)
    General Public Buildings: $2,208,000 ($24.80)
    Parking Facilities: $1,945,000 ($21.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $727,000 ($8.16)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $521,000 ($5.85)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $122,000 ($1.37)
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000 ($0.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $10,850,000 ($121.85)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,704,000 ($30.37)
    Benefit Payments: $752,000 ($8.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,239,000 ($36.37)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $4,161,000 ($46.73)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,651,000 ($18.54)
    Other - Corrections: $281,000 ($3.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $8,893,000 ($99.87)
    Regular Highways: $5,833,000 ($65.51)
    Sewerage: $4,135,000 ($46.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,594,000 ($17.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,398,000 ($15.70)
    Police Protection: $130,000 ($1.46)
    General - Other: $106,000 ($1.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,861,000 ($593.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $500,000 ($5.62)

Bellingham government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,048,000 ($314.99)
    Other: $11,959,000 ($134.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,814,000 ($20.37)
    Parking Facilities: $1,049,000 ($11.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $318,000 ($3.57)
    Regular Highways: $141,000 ($1.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $111,000 ($1.25)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $127,000 ($1.43)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $119,000 ($1.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,543,000 ($17.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,234,000 ($13.86)
    Other: $132,000 ($1.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,250,000 ($36.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,965,000 ($55.76)
    Rents: $1,850,000 ($20.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,837,000 ($20.63)
    Interest Earnings: $1,094,000 ($12.29)
    General Revenue - Other: $452,000 ($5.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $182,000 ($2.04)
    Sale of Property: $35,000 ($0.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,678,000 ($265.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,455,000 ($106.18)
    Highways: $2,891,000 ($32.47)
    General Local Government Support: $1,032,000 ($11.59)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,502,000 ($376.24)
    Property: $21,950,000 ($246.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $18,030,000 ($202.48)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,449,000 ($162.27)
    Other License: $5,530,000 ($62.10)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,664,000 ($41.15)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,974,000 ($22.17)
    Amusements Sales: $814,000 ($9.14)

Bellingham government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,549,000 ($1129.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $99,630,000 ($1118.87)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,468,000 ($128.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,549,000 ($118.47)

Bellingham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,996,000 ($56.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,161,000 ($13.04)
    Total Federal Securities: $961,000 ($10.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $138,019,000 ($1549.99)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,667,000 ($187.18)

6.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,127 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.01% ($59,114 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.55% ($54,871)
from Skagit County, WA  0.52% ($47,402)


5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,517 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.93% ($46,713 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.56% ($48,462)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($43,551)
Businesses in Bellingham, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3La Quinta1
AT&T2Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza3
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Macy's2
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Audi1Maurices1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's6
Baskin-Robbins1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Best Western2New Balance6
Blockbuster3Nike10
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
Burger King1Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Old Country Buffet1
Chick-Fil-A1Old Navy1
Cinnabon 1Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Comfort Inn1Panda Express1
Costco1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen3PetSmart1
Days Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Decora Cabinetry1Pizza Hut1
Dennys1Plato's Closet1
Discount Tire1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos3
Econo Lodge1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Red Robin1
FedEx14Rite Aid5
Finish Line1Rodeway Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SAS Shoes1
Foot Locker1Sears3
Ford1Sprint Nextel2
GNC2Starbucks9
GameStop2Subaru1
Gap1Subway9
Goodwill2T-Mobile5
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block3Taco Bell2
Hilton1Target1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1Trader Joe's1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1U-Haul7
JCPenney1UPS21
Jack In The Box2Vans5
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger4YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bellingham:

  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bellingham:

  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • K201FH (88.1 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210CN (89.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K204BI (88.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY INC.)
  • K215DZ (90.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)

TV broadcast stations around Bellingham:

  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • K36BO (Channel 36; DEMING, WA; Owner: TV DISTRICT #1)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bellingham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 78Number of bridges
  • 981ft / 299mTotal length
  • $158,420,000Total costs
  • 1,331,078Total average daily traffic
  • 72,679Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Bellingham, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 41920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 231950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bellingham, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bellingham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 263 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bellingham, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 126 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1,040 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bellingham)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bellingham)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 211 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED174$234,231398$244,5771,851$221,91482$164,71214$1,331,011230$197,48310$122,718
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$199,87347$226,087241$226,7169$171,5411$897,53033$176,3420$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$202,41045$242,326378$252,21718$109,8862$313,00052$210,5444$62,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$232,11757$228,241260$241,54915$177,0570$041$211,5501$112,130
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$223,5606$225,33239$268,2653$94,5400$06$128,2800$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Bellingham, WA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED53$243,36242$268,5913$185,037
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$273,7789$266,8010$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$182,8697$273,0740$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$307,1622$312,0050$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$202,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bellingham, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bellingham, WA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 599
  • Hazardous Condition: 293
  • Service Call: 65
  • Good Intent Call: 47
Fire incident types in Bellingham, WA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bellingham, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bellingham, Washington:

  • Quality Inn Baron Suites, 100 E Kellogg, Bellingham, Washington 98226 , Phone: (360) 647-8000, Fax: (360) 647-8094
  • Best Western Plus Heritage Inn, 151 E Mcleod Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226 , Phone: (360) 647-1912, Fax: (360) 671-3878
  • Best Western Plus Bellingham Airport Hotel, 3985 Bennett Dr, Bellingham, Washington 98225 , Phone: (360) 676-7700, Fax: (360) 656-6913
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 3750 Meridian St, Bellingham, Washington 98225 , Phone: (360) 671-4600, Fax: (360) 671-6487
  • Days Inn Bellingham, 215 N Samish Way, Bellingham, Washington 98225 , Phone: (360) 734-8830, Fax: (360) 647-8956
  • Val U Inn Bellingham, 805 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, Washington 98226 , Phone: (360) 671-9600, Fax: (360) 671-8323
  • Comfort Inn Bellingham, 4282 Meridian St, Bellingham, Washington 98226 , Phone: (360) 738-1100, Fax: (360) 738-8123
  • La Quinta Inn, 125 E Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226 , Phone: (360) 671-6200, Fax: (360) 671-9491
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bellingham, Washington
Most common first names in Bellingham, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John52776.3 years
Robert36873.7 years
William36876.9 years
Mary35280.7 years
James27974.1 years
George27878.7 years
Charles23377.3 years
Margaret22481.0 years
Helen21081.0 years
Dorothy20481.4 years
Most common last names in Bellingham, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson28380.0 years
Smith22179.2 years
Anderson16378.6 years
Brown12179.6 years
Jones10979.6 years
Nelson10180.5 years
Miller9075.8 years
Wilson8376.8 years
Olson7483.2 years
Thompson7476.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bellingham, WA
  • 77.1%Utility gas
  • 19.1%Electricity
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bellingham, WA
  • 71.3%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Other fuel


Bellingham compared to Washington state average:

  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Bellingham on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest maximum monthly sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest minimum monthly sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average wind speeds (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 (98225) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #70 (98225) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #90 (98225) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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