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

Houses: 35,734 (34,317 occupied: 13,946 owner occupied, 20,371 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,393 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $534,431.

Median contract rent in 2016: $559 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $693)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $585


Median gross rent in Bellingham, WA in 2016: $613

Housing units in Bellingham with a mortgage: 8,436 (273 second mortgage, 804 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,510

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $89,115

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,167

Median monthly housing costs: $995


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Bellingham, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $352,700 (it was $148,900 in 2000)
Bellingham:

$352,700
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $263,000 - $480,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $434,442
Here:

$434,442
State:

$404,096

Townhouses or other attached units: $405,168
Here:

$405,168
State:

$385,704

In 2-unit structures: $340,225
Here:

$340,225
State:

$303,123

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $398,223
Here:

$398,223
State:

$347,873

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $411,349
Here:

$411,349
State:

$370,648

Mobile homes: $85,507
Here:

$85,507
State:

$116,190
Median year house/condo built: 1975

Median year apartment built: 1984

Household type by relationship:

Households: 87,577
  • In family households: 47,804 (7,775 male householders, 7,782 female householders)
    12,115 spouses, 15,740 children (14,439 natural, 465 adopted, 836 stepchildren), 1,575 grandchildren, 426 brothers or sisters, 632 parents, 388 other relatives, 1,371 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 35,045 (8,709 male householders (5,605 living alone)), 10,051 female householders (5,377 living alone)), 16,285 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,728

Size of family households: 7,612 2-persons, 3,378 3-persons, 2,298 4-persons, 1,230 5-persons, 643 6-persons, 396 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,982 1-person, 4,527 2-persons, 1,812 3-persons, 652 4-persons, 338 5-persons, 240 6-persons, 209 7-or-more-persons.

9,576 married couples with children.
2,764 single-parent households (715 men, 2,049 women).

86.3% of residents of Bellingham speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
4.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (39% speak English very well, 61% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 9,660 (11.0%)
(45.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 136no bedroom
  • 2991 bedroom
  • 4,2442 bedrooms
  • 5,9263 bedrooms
  • 2,7644 bedrooms
  • 5775+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bellingham, Washington:

  • 2,216no bedroom
  • 4,8011 bedroom
  • 7,5542 bedrooms
  • 4,0873 bedrooms
  • 1,4164 bedrooms
  • 2975+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 736no vehicle
  • 3,8181 vehicle
  • 6,6722 vehicles
  • 1,7463 vehicles
  • 8334 vehicles
  • 1415+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population

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

  • 4,297no vehicle
  • 6,9391 vehicle
  • 5,9242 vehicles
  • 1,4333 vehicles
  • 9814 vehicles
  • 7975+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bellingham, Washington:

  • 1121 room
  • 762 rooms
  • 1,0703 rooms
  • 1,4224 rooms
  • 2,0015 rooms
  • 3,1876 rooms
  • 2,7037 rooms
  • 1,1878 rooms
  • 2,1889+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bellingham, Washington:

  • 2,0211 room
  • 1,6642 rooms
  • 4,6203 rooms
  • 4,7744 rooms
  • 2,8675 rooms
  • 2,0116 rooms
  • 1,1747 rooms
  • 7618 rooms
  • 4799+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 2,709Less than $10,000
  • 2,074$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,335$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,327$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,797$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,617$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,290$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,280$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,665$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,387$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,528$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,651$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,412$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,256$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,974$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,015$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Bellingham, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Bellingham, WA
  • 93Less than $10,000
  • 266$10,000 to $14,999
  • 109$15,000 to $19,999
  • 21$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15$25,000 to $29,999
  • 51$30,000 to $34,999
  • 20$35,000 to $39,999
  • 30$40,000 to $49,999
  • 11$60,000 to $69,999
  • 37$70,000 to $79,999
  • 115$80,000 to $89,999
  • 23$90,000 to $99,999
  • 276$100,000 to $124,999
  • 217$125,000 to $149,999
  • 524$150,000 to $174,999
  • 414$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,849$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2,287$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,723$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,167$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,518$500,000 to $749,999
  • 616$750,000 to $999,999
  • 196$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 30$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Bellingham, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Bellingham, WA
  • 35Less than $100
  • 72$100 to $149
  • 332$150 to $199
  • 562$200 to $249
  • 42$250 to $299
  • 176$300 to $349
  • 190$350 to $399
  • 166$400 to $449
  • 354$450 to $499
  • 458$500 to $549
  • 313$550 to $599
  • 311$600 to $649
  • 1,102$650 to $699
  • 815$700 to $749
  • 2,523$750 to $799
  • 2,972$800 to $899
  • 2,287$900 to $999
  • 2,393$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,113$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,857$1,500 to $1,999
  • 665$2,000 to $2,499
  • 352$3,500 or more
  • 281No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,7452010 or later
  • 2,3152000 to 2009
  • 2,3181990 to 1999
  • 1,1891980 to 1989
  • 6941970 to 1979
  • 1,645Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Bellingham population
Bellingham commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 894
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 7,933
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 10,683
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,081
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,327
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,073
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4,036
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 565
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 648
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 724
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 888
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,345
Bellingham, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.5%
Number of people working at home: 2,036 (4.6% of all workers)

Bellingham mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 44,088 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 4,648 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,870 (5%)
  • Ferryboat: 32 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,287 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 1,086 (2%)
  • Walked: 3,551 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,036 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 3,448
 Irish: 2,795
 English: 2,281
 European: 2,236
 American: 1,798
 Norwegian: 1,439
 Italian: 970
 Scottish: 918
 Dutch: 853
 Swedish: 735
 Russian: 698
 Northern European: 537
 Ukrainian: 498
 Scandinavian: 487
 Scotch-Irish: 465
 Polish: 419
 British: 395
 French (except Basque): 289
 Canadian: 253
 African: 235
 Croatian: 195
 Iraqi: 191
 Danish: 176
 South African: 124
 Iranian: 109
 Swiss: 102
 Lithuanian: 89
 Portuguese: 88
 French Canadian: 76
 Hungarian: 69
 Welsh: 69
 Eastern European: 66
 Czech: 63
 Greek: 61
 Jamaican: 59
 Romanian: 57
 Yugoslavian: 55
 Austrian: 49
 Finnish: 45
 Czechoslovakian: 43
 Icelander: 37
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 33
 Slavic: 31
 Pennsylvania German: 22
 Slovene: 21
 Palestinian: 20
 Lebanese: 20
 Armenian: 19
 Celtic: 12
 West Indian: 12
 Latvian: 11
 Belgian: 11
 Slovak: 10
 Afghan: 9
 Brazilian: 9
 Egyptian: 6
 Serbian: 6
 Basque: 4
 New Zealander: 2

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

  • 16%Canada
  • 14%Mexico
  • 8%India
  • 6%Philippines
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 5%Ukraine
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

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

  • This state: 43,065
  • Other state: 33,230
  • Northeast: 4,011
  • Midwest: 5,680
  • South: 4,737
  • West: 18,802

73% of Bellingham residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Washington.

Bellingham:

72.5%
State average:

82.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 186
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 201
  • 5th and 6th grade: 236
  • 7th and 8th grade: 65
  • 9th grade: 120
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 725
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 289
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,051
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,566
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,724
  • Associate degree: 2,045
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,514
  • Master's degree: 2,466
  • Professional school degree: 1,037
  • Doctorate degree: 669

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 34
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 182
  • 5th and 6th grade: 164
  • 7th and 8th grade: 512
  • 9th grade: 148
  • 10th grade: 266
  • 11th grade: 466
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 301
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,973
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,890
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,737
  • Associate degree: 3,056
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,914
  • Master's degree: 3,298
  • Professional school degree: 538
  • Doctorate degree: 518

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 10.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 16.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.9%Males
  • 11.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 13.8%Males
  • 8.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 11.7%Males
  • 9.5%Females
Bellingham marital status for males
Bellingham marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,537
  • One, attached: 1,089
  • Two: 2,273
  • 3 or 4: 2,445
  • 5 to 9: 2,724
  • 10 to 19: 4,286
  • 20 to 49: 3,110
  • 50 or more: 2,316
  • Mobile homes: 954

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,840

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.7%

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:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bellingham
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (76.6%)
  • Electricity (21.0%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Electricity (73.5%)
  • Utility gas (20.6%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 836
Here:

12.7%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 124
Here:

4.6%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 300
Here:

1.7%
Washington:

16.4%

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)