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Population in 2012: 82,234 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.4%
Males: 40,435  (49.2%)
Females: 41,799  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  31.1 years
Washington median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 98225, 98226.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,718 (it was $32,530 in 2000)
Bellingham:

$41,718
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,114

Bellingham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $266,400 (it was $148,900 in 2000)
Bellingham:

$266,400
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $312,735; Detached houses: $339,819; Townhouses or other attached units: $263,873; In 2-unit structures: $270,471; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $219,050; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $228,843; Mobile homes: $60,838

Median gross rent in 2012: $866.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 98225, 98226, 98229.

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  • White alone - 65,907 (81.5%)
  • Hispanic - 5,665 (7.0%)
  • Asian alone - 4,086 (5.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2,870 (3.5%)
  • Black alone - 1,015 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 964 (1.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 201 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 177 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bellingham: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (15.5%), Irish (11.3%), English (10.7%), Norwegian (6.2%), Scottish (3.5%), Swedish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 25.6 square miles.

Population density: 3,207 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Bellingham:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bellingham city:

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

7,903 residents are foreign born (2.6% Asia, 2.1% North America, 2.1% Europe, 1.5% Latin America).

This city:  9.9%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Bellingham, Washington as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bellingham to the number of sex offenders is 2,350 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,269 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,084 (0.7%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 278 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 1998: 277 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 1999: 276 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2000: 272 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2001: 275 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 223 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2003: 266 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2004: 333 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2005: 200 buildings, average cost: $197,100
  • 2006: 142 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2007: 192 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2008: 71 buildings, average cost: $210,600
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $255,700
  • 2010: 64 buildings, average cost: $231,800
  • 2011: 81 buildings, average cost: $202,900
  • 2012: 102 buildings, average cost: $244,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 48.75 N, Longitude: 122.47 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +14,705 (+17.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 29,026 (75.6%)

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Crime rates in Bellingham by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 3121230222210
per 100,000 4.61.52.91.42.84.10.02.62.52.52.51.20.0
Rapes 18222230252833292337373529
per 100,000 27.932.231.842.134.737.843.538.029.246.145.642.635.1
Robberies 42507160705376585948735553
per 100,000 65.173.3102.784.397.071.6100.276.074.959.890.066.964.1
Assaults 71646990859087989784170108138
per 100,000 110.093.899.8126.4117.8121.7114.7128.5123.1104.7209.5131.5166.9
Burglaries 587555678790764709791696641651589646614
per 100,000 909.7813.3980.31109.51059.2958.41043.2912.3813.4811.3725.9786.3742.8
Thefts 3,2473,9423,9724,0804,7494,5554,2674,0873,5153,5472,9312,9613,223
per 100,000 5032.05776.65742.95729.96583.96157.15627.25357.24460.44420.33612.33604.23898.9
Auto thefts 181215294268365309276239202143133131138
per 100,000 280.5315.1425.1376.4506.0417.7364.0313.3256.3178.2163.9159.5166.9
Arson 17162943252420312317675
per 100,000 26.323.441.960.434.732.426.440.629.221.27.48.56.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 351.7373.3404.2413.7452.6420.4404.9377.9323.2320.6310.9287.6294.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 157 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Washington average:

1.47

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +13,321 (+24.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Bellingham-area historical earthquake activity is below Washington state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) 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 the city center
On 1/29/1995 at 03:11:22, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.0 MD, Depth: 10.7 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/23/1997 at 19:13:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.9 MD, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from Bellingham center
On 4/25/2003 at 10:02:12, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.8 MD, Depth: 31.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whatcom County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Bellingham:

  • MT BAKER KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 410 BIRCHWOOD SUITE 100)
  • SIGNATURE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 401 HARRIS AVENUE, #320)
  • WALGREENS INFUSION AND RESPIRATORY SERVICES (Home Health Center, 477 WEST HORTON ROAD)
  • BELLINGHAM SURGERY CENTER, INC (Hospital, 2980 SQUALICUM PARKWAY)
  • PEACEHEALTH ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2901 SQUALICUM PARKWAY)
  • ST LUKES GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, 809 E CHESTNUT ST (P O BOX 288))
  • WHATCOM HOSPICE (Hospital, 800 E CHESTNUT)
  • ALDERWOOD PARK CONV CTR LLC (Nursing Home, 2726 ALDERWOOD AVENUE)
  • BELLINGHAM HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION SERVICES (Nursing Home, 1200 BIRCHWOOD AVENUE)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, 2400 SAMISH WAY)
  • MT BAKER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2905 CONNELLY AVENUE)
  • NEEDHAMS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1509 E VICTOR ST)
  • NOR BELL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 5280 NORTHWEST RD)
  • NORTH CASCADES HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 4680 CORDATA PARKWAY)
  • SAINT FRANCIS CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, 2315 WILLIAMS ST)
  • SEHOME PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 700 32ND STREET)
  • SHUKSAN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 1530 JAMES ST)
  • SHUKSAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1530 JAMES STREET)
  • ST FRANCIS OF BELLINGHAM (Nursing Home, 3121 SQUALICUM PARKWAY)

Political contributions by individuals in Bellingham, WA

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.

Local government website: www.cob.org

Colleges/Universities in Bellingham:

  • Western Washington University (Full-time enrollment: 12,991; Location: 516 High St; Public; Website: www.wwu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Whatcom Community College (FT enrollment: 2,471; Location: 237 W Kellogg Rd; Public; Website: www.whatcom.ctc.edu)
  • Bellingham Technical College (FT enrollment: 1,382; Location: 3028 Lindbergh Ave; Public; Website: www.btc.ctc.edu)
  • Northwest Indian College (FT enrollment: 357; Location: 2522 Kwina Rd; Public; Website: www.nwic.edu)
  • Bellingham Beauty School (FT enrollment: 53; 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: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 53 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 65 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 70 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 70 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,021)
  • Seattle Community College-North Campus (about 73 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus (about 77 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 38,572)

Public high schools in Bellingham:

Private high schools in Bellingham:

  • WELLSPRING COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 920 24TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • EXPLORATIONS ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: 1701 ELLIS ST; Grades: 10 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bellingham:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Bellingham:

  • ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 2116 CORNWALL AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 366; Location: 3000 NORTHWEST AVE; Grades: PK - 9)
  • WHATCOM HILLS WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 174; Location: 941 AUSTIN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HILLCREST KIDS (Students: 154; Location: 1400 LARRABEE AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • WHATCOM DAY ACADEMY (Students: 113; Location: 5217 NORTHWEST DR; Grades: UG - UG)
  • LCS BELLINGHAM-EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 4604 CABLE ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • BAYSIDE MONTESSORI (Students: 67; Location: 1027 SAMISH WAY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CEDAR TREE MONTESSORI (Students: 38; Location: 2114 BROADWAY AVE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • GARDENVIEW MONTESSORI (Students: 33; Location: 3242 FIRWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BELLINGHAM COOPERATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 2710 MCKENZIE AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
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

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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

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

 
Whatcom County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  SO2 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 6.99. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.99
U.S.:

11.62
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.703. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.703
U.S.:

2.879
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

10.5

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

SAMISH PARK (Population served: 454, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CRISTALINA WATER COMPANY (Population served: 336, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-20-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-15-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Admin Penalty assessed (3 times from OCT-09-1997 to DEC-01-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-01-2001), Fed FAO issued (MAY-30-2003)
  • 19 routine major monitoring violations
BURMAN ACRES WATER (Population served: 92, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PLANTATION RANGE (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
BELFERN WEST (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2005)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CHUCKANUT TRAILS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and OCT-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1999 and JUL-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SLAVIC GOSPEL CHURCH WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
GRAMMYS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • BELLINGHAM-WATER DIVISION, CITY OF (Population served: 81454, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • MOUNT BAKER SKI AREA - WHITE SALMON (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • MT BAKER SKI AREA HEATHER MEADOWS (Population served: 401, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH BELLINGHAM GOLF COURSE (Population served: 170, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.0%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bellingham, WA

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

Bellingham compared to Washington state average:

Bellingham, Washington environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bellingham, Washington:

  • Quality Inn Baron Suites, 100 E Kellogg, Bellingham, WA 98226 , Phone: (360) 647-8000, Fax: (360) 647-8094
  • Best Western Plus Heritage Inn, 151 E Mcleod Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226 , Phone: (360) 647-1912, Fax: (360) 671-3878
  • Hampton Inn Bellingham Airport, 3985 Bennett Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225 , Phone: (360) 676-7700, Fax: (360) 671-7557
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 3750 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98225 , Phone: (360) 671-4600, Fax: (360) 671-6487
  • Days Inn Bellingham, 215 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 , Phone: (360) 734-8830, Fax: (360) 647-8956
  • Val U Inn Bellingham, 805 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226 , Phone: (360) 671-9600, Fax: (360) 671-8323
  • Motel 6 #44, 3701 Byron St, Bellingham, WA 98225 , Phone: (360) 671-4494
  • Comfort Inn Bellingham, 4282 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98226 , Phone: (360) 738-1100, Fax: (360) 738-8123
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bellingham, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bellingham travel time to work - commute


Bellingham mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Bellingham city (based on Whatcom County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.37%
Here29.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents27.1%10.5%7.3%7.3%7.0%
Congregations4.8%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents4.0%3.4%2.8%2.5%28.1%
Congregations2.8%4.8%1.4%2.8%55.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Whatcom County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Whatcom County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

23.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 37$170,560$55,31712$10,027
Other Government Administration 26$138,330$63,8453$2,576
Judicial and Legal 108$689,722$76,6360$0
Police Protection - Officers 52$219,052$50,5501$1,168
Police - Other 160$908,774$68,1581$1,168
Firefighters 143$941,926$79,0430$0
Fire - Other 21$88,196$50,3980$0
Streets and Highways 68$317,842$56,0905$2,257
Solid Waste Management 4$13,944$41,8321$396
Sewerage 37$170,456$55,2832$1,003
Parks and Recreation 76$291,708$46,059104$25,630
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9$41,346$55,1280$0
Natural Resources 4$19,478$58,4345$3,303
Water Supply 31$124,274$48,1061$941
Local Libraries 22$89,396$48,76149$25,078
Other and Unallocable 84$336,366$48,0523$4,555
Totals for Government 882$4,561,370$62,059187$78,102

Bellingham government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,407,000 ($17.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $146,000 ($1.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $135,000 ($1.64)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($0.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,395,000 ($138.57)
    General - Other: $11,034,000 ($134.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,941,000 ($120.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,646,000 ($105.14)
    Water Utilities: $6,683,000 ($81.27)
    Sewerage: $4,812,000 ($58.52)
    Health - Other: $4,499,000 ($54.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,435,000 ($53.93)
    Regular Highways: $2,930,000 ($35.63)
    Central Staff Services: $2,807,000 ($34.13)
    Libraries: $2,631,000 ($31.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,251,000 ($27.37)
    Financial Administration: $1,654,000 ($20.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,624,000 ($19.75)
    Parking Facilities: $514,000 ($6.25)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $370,000 ($4.50)
    Natural Resources - Other: $286,000 ($3.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $46,000 ($0.56)
    Correctional Institutions: $37,000 ($0.45)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($0.38)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $3,539,000 ($43.04)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,606,000 ($19.53)
    Benefit Payments: $773,000 ($9.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,193,000 ($26.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $862,000 ($10.48)
    Corrections - Other: $330,000 ($4.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $5,006,000 ($60.88)
    Regular Highways: $3,921,000 ($47.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,838,000 ($34.51)
    Sewerage: $2,026,000 ($24.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,590,000 ($19.34)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,297,000 ($15.77)
    General - Other: $776,000 ($9.44)
    Parking Facilities: $186,000 ($2.26)
    Police Protection: $66,000 ($0.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($0.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($0.29)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($0.12)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($0.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,379,000 ($539.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $284,000 ($3.45)

Bellingham government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,912,000 ($169.18)
    All Other: $9,291,000 ($112.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,712,000 ($20.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $369,000 ($4.49)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $286,000 ($3.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $196,000 ($2.38)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $2,186,000 ($26.58)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $145,000 ($1.76)
    From Other Governments: $114,000 ($1.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,764,000 ($21.45)
    All Other: $308,000 ($3.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,712,000 ($45.14)
    Highways: $306,000 ($3.72)
    Education: $6,000 ($0.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,724,000 ($33.12)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,696,000 ($32.78)
    Rents: $1,751,000 ($21.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,536,000 ($18.68)
    Special Assessments: $644,000 ($7.83)
    Donations From Private Sources: $225,000 ($2.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,608,000 ($153.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,643,000 ($32.14)
    Highways: $1,950,000 ($23.71)
    General Local Government Support: $847,000 ($10.30)
    Education: $21,000 ($0.26)
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000 ($0.16)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,718,000 ($227.62)
    Property: $12,843,000 ($156.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $11,192,000 ($136.10)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,828,000 ($46.55)
    Other License: $1,605,000 ($19.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,129,000 ($13.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $442,000 ($5.37)
    Amusements Sales: $298,000 ($3.62)

Bellingham government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,238,000 ($756.84)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,385,000 ($709.99)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,941,000 ($108.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,088,000 ($61.87)

Bellingham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,291,000 ($88.66)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $169,000 ($2.06)
    Total Federal Securities: $84,000 ($1.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,671,000 ($1248.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $618,000 ($7.52)

7.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($827 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.19%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  1.00% ($38,498 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.52% ($38,803)
from Skagit County, WA  0.50% ($31,050)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,303 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  1.27% ($28,059 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.64% ($40,460)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.58% ($36,269)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Bellingham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 61
Total length: 317 meters (1,040ft)
Total costs: $226,145,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,315,579
Total average daily truck traffic: 101,247

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 22
  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 6
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bellingham, WA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bellingham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 179 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bellingham, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 88 (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: 782 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bellingham)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 178 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bellingham)


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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 599
  • Hazardous Condition: 293
  • Service Call: 65
  • Good Intent Call: 47

Incident types - Bellingham


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

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
Businesses in Bellingham, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture2
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's2Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's6
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western2Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster3New Balance6
Budget Car Rental1Nike10
Burger King1Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1OfficeMax1
Chick-Fil-A1Old Country Buffet1
Cinnabon 1Old Navy1
Cold Stone Creamery1Olive Garden1
Comfort Inn1Pac Sun1
Costco1Panda Express1
Curves1Payless1
Dairy Queen3Penske1
Days Inn1PetSmart1
Decora Cabinetry1Pier 1 Imports1
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
Discount Tire1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos3
Econo Lodge1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Red Robin1
FedEx14Rite Aid5
Finish Line1Rodeway Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SAS Shoes1
Foot Locker1Sears3
GNC2Sprint Nextel2
GameStop2Starbucks9
Gap1Subway9
Goodwill2T-Mobile5
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block3Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1Target1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1Trader Joe's1
Hot Topic1Travelodge1
JCPenney1U-Haul7
Jack In The Box2UPS21
Jimmy John's1Vans5
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2
Kroger4Wet Seal1
La Quinta1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Bellingham, WA


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  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 (98226) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 (98225) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #90 (98225) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert S. Cutsforth (21)
  • Chia-Te Chou (15)
  • Randal W. Hanson (13)
  • Gary J. Bridger (9)
  • Brett Bartholmey (9)
  • Homax Products, Inc. (8)
  • Mark G. Patterson (6)
  • Tim Niemier (6)
  • Liangfeng Sun (5)
  • Richard F Bauman (5)

Total of 386 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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