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Bellingham, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Bellingham,WA index of house prices

Total population: 83,365 (Urban population: 66,470, Rural population: 345 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 29,425 (27,949 occupied: 16,093 owner occupied, 16,840 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

51%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,147 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $1,557,220.

Median contract rent in 2015: $559 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $693)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $1,408


Median gross rent in Bellingham, WA in 2015: $613

Housing units in Bellingham with a mortgage: 7,520 (915 second mortgage, 656 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,399

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $75,614

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $51,810

Median monthly housing costs: $965


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Bellingham, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $297,900 (it was $148,900 in 2000)
Bellingham:

$297,900
Washington:

$284,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $224,600 - $391,200

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $387,082
Here:

$387,082
State:

$372,342

Townhouses or other attached units: $221,000
Here:

$221,000
State:

$328,576

In 2-unit structures: $292,174
Here:

$292,174
State:

$284,354

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,850
Here:

$245,850
State:

$289,976

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $230,292
Here:

$230,292
State:

$305,496

Mobile homes: $96,975
Here:

$96,975
State:

$110,572
Median year house/condo built: 1971

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 62,213
  • In family households: 40,755 (10,099 male householders, 3,870 female householders)
    10,787 spouses, 12,856 children (11,786 natural, 250 adopted, 820 stepchildren), 494 grandchildren, 415 brothers or sisters, 350 parents, 495 other relatives, 1,389 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,458 (6,621 male householders (4,101 living alone)), 7,422 female householders (5,271 living alone)), 7,415 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,602 (1,079 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,910 2-persons, 3,005 3-persons, 2,716 4-persons, 937 5-persons, 304 6-persons, 97 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,372 1-person, 3,050 2-persons, 914 3-persons, 498 4-persons, 130 5-persons, 55 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

7,668 married couples with children.
3,401 single-parent households (714 men, 2,687 women).

90.2% of residents of Bellingham speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 6,088 (9.1%)
(44.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bellingham, Washington:

  • 43no bedroom
  • 5881 bedroom
  • 3,8692 bedrooms
  • 5,9083 bedrooms
  • 2,3754 bedrooms
  • 5945+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bellingham, Washington:

  • 1,592no bedroom
  • 4,1981 bedroom
  • 5,6992 bedrooms
  • 2,2413 bedrooms
  • 6654 bedrooms
  • 1775+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Bellingham in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 531no vehicle
  • 4,1961 vehicle
  • 6,0952 vehicles
  • 1,8493 vehicles
  • 5324 vehicles
  • 1745+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population

Cars and other vehicles available in Bellingham in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,330no vehicle
  • 6,6611 vehicle
  • 3,8142 vehicles
  • 1,1493 vehicles
  • 4634 vehicles
  • 1555+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bellingham, Washington:

  • 431 room
  • 2422 rooms
  • 5083 rooms
  • 1,9224 rooms
  • 2,7575 rooms
  • 2,6986 rooms
  • 2,1947 rooms
  • 1,4478 rooms
  • 1,5669+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bellingham, Washington:

  • 1,4351 room
  • 2,1352 rooms
  • 2,8953 rooms
  • 3,9434 rooms
  • 2,2025 rooms
  • 1,1906 rooms
  • 4817 rooms
  • 1628 rooms
  • 1299+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Bellingham, WA household income distribution

  • Bellingham, WA household income distribution
  • 3,925Less than $10,000
  • 2,389$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,254$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,222$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,054$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,908$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,585$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,574$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,371$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,206$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,448$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,847$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,042$100,000 to $124,999
  • 408$125,000 to $149,999
  • 450$150,000 to $199,999
  • 329$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Bellingham, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Bellingham, WA
  • 156Less than $10,000
  • 61$10,000 to $14,999
  • 52$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 84$25,000 to $29,999
  • 108$30,000 to $34,999
  • 47$35,000 to $39,999
  • 47$40,000 to $49,999
  • 21$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2$60,000 to $69,999
  • 33$70,000 to $79,999
  • 183$80,000 to $89,999
  • 41$90,000 to $99,999
  • 197$100,000 to $124,999
  • 303$125,000 to $149,999
  • 598$150,000 to $174,999
  • 744$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,339$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,721$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,449$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,970$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,188$500,000 to $749,999
  • 311$750,000 to $999,999
  • 186$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 108$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Bellingham, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Bellingham, WA
  • 328Less than $100
  • 102$100 to $149
  • 39$150 to $199
  • 44$200 to $249
  • 151$250 to $299
  • 61$300 to $349
  • 86$350 to $399
  • 185$400 to $449
  • 178$450 to $499
  • 523$500 to $549
  • 857$550 to $599
  • 1,048$600 to $649
  • 980$650 to $699
  • 1,300$700 to $749
  • 1,654$750 to $799
  • 1,844$800 to $899
  • 1,725$900 to $999
  • 1,869$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,595$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,160$1,500 to $1,999
  • 379$2,000 to $2,499
  • 120$3,000 to $3,499
  • 612No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,5271995 to March 2000
  • 1,0331990 to 1994
  • 7171985 to 1989
  • 4721980 to 1984
  • 3971975 to 1979
  • 2971970 to 1974
  • 3651965 to 1969
  • 1,280Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population
Bellingham commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,452
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,496
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9,173
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 6,160
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,679
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 989
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,009
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 284
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 368
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 503
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 699
  • 90 or more minutes: 727
Bellingham, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.8%
Number of people working at home: 1,413 (4.3% of all workers)

Bellingham mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 23,034 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 3,841 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,145 (3%)
  • Railroad: 15 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 20 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 91 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 854 (3%)
  • Walked: 2,231 (7%)
  • Other means: 295 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,413 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 8,589
 German: 8,390
 English: 5,434
 Irish: 5,167
 Norwegian: 4,169
 United States or American: 2,938
 Scottish: 2,062
 Swedish: 1,868
 Italian: 1,805
 Dutch: 1,559
 European: 1,338
 Scotch-Irish: 1,191
 French (except Basque): 1,117
 Polish: 780
 Canadian: 542
 British: 504
 Welsh: 469
 Scandinavian: 460
 Danish: 455
 Russian: 451
 Ukrainian: 386
 French Canadian: 376
 Greek: 214
 Hungarian: 211
 Northern European: 206
 Swiss: 200
 Arab:: 195
 Finnish: 165
 Icelander: 164
 Czech: 147
 Austrian: 139
 Croatian: 131
 Subsaharan African:: 118
 Portuguese: 115
 Czechoslovakian: 115
 Lebanese: 113
 African: 90
 Eastern European: 80
 Yugoslavian: 73
 Romanian: 68
 Belgian: 63
 Lithuanian: 58
 Syrian: 56
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 56
 Celtic: 50
 Iranian: 48
 Slavic: 42
 Slovene: 42
 Jamaican: 39
 Australian: 36
 New Zealander: 32
 Turkish: 29
 Other Arab: 26
 Basque: 24
 Other Subsaharan African: 23
 Latvian: 19
 Estonian: 18
 Bulgarian: 18
 Armenian: 16
 Macedonian: 11
 Luxemburger: 11
 West Indian: 10
 Pennsylvania German: 9
 Slovak: 8
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 7
 Haitian: 7
 Albanian: 7
 South African: 5
 Brazilian: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 22%Canada
  • 9%Mexico
  • 7%India
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 6%United Kingdom
  • 4%Japan
  • 4%Korea

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 32,981
  • Northeast: 3,030
  • Midwest: 7,397
  • South: 3,517
  • West: 12,650

36% of Bellingham residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 190
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 85
  • 5th and 6th grade: 117
  • 7th and 8th grade: 302
  • 9th grade: 190
  • 10th grade: 314
  • 11th grade: 450
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 487
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,280
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,307
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,259
  • Associate degree: 1,570
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,013
  • Master's degree: 1,293
  • Professional school degree: 570
  • Doctorate degree: 519

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 175
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 37
  • 5th and 6th grade: 82
  • 7th and 8th grade: 349
  • 9th grade: 277
  • 10th grade: 353
  • 11th grade: 536
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 547
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,745
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,500
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,328
  • Associate degree: 1,775
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,553
  • Master's degree: 1,459
  • Professional school degree: 291
  • Doctorate degree: 249

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.6%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 16.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 30.4%Males
  • 8.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 14.4%Males
  • 11.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 13.4%Males
  • 14.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 17.5%Males
  • 11.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.5%Males
  • 10.6%Females
Bellingham marital status for males
Bellingham marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,786
  • One, attached: 1,286
  • Two: 1,576
  • 3 or 4: 1,898
  • 5 to 9: 1,971
  • 10 to 19: 2,975
  • 20 to 49: 1,789
  • 50 or more: 2,315
  • Mobile homes: 814
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $82,900

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Bellingham:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 79.5%Utility gas
  • 16.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 63.3%Electricity
  • 32.1%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 494
Here:

10.1%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 106
Here:

4.4%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 542
Here:

3.9%
Washington:

15.7%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)