Latest Data (2016)
Population 87,574
Nationwide Rank 376

Quick Facts

Bellingham, Washington is the 376th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Bellingham, Washington is a city.

Bellingham, Washington is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Bellingham had its largest population ever.

Bellingham, Washington is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 71% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Bellingham, Washington Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
366 Norwalk, Connecticut 88,438 6.4%
367 Waukegan, Illinois 88,182 -0.1%
368 Sugar Land, Texas 88,177 35.8%
369 Fort Smith, Arkansas 88,133 9.2%
370 Hawthorne, California 88,031 4.5%
371 Nashua, New Hampshire 87,882 1.2%
372 Chino, California 87,776 25.3%
373 Kirkland, Washington 87,701 94.7%
374 Edinburg, Texas 87,650 79.1%
375 Reading, Pennsylvania 87,575 7.7%
376 Bellingham, Washington 87,574 29.1%
377 Citrus Heights, California 87,432 2.4%
378 Whittier, California 86,883 3.6%
379 Ogden, Utah 86,701 11.8%
380 Newport Beach, California 86,688 9.6%
381 Champaign, Illinois 86,637 22.9%
382 Duluth, Minnesota 86,293 0.0%
383 O'Fallon, Missouri 86,274 69.4%
384 Clifton, New Jersey 85,845 8.5%
385 Alhambra, California 85,474 0.3%
386 Bloomington, Minnesota 85,319 0.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Washington

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
144 Vancouver 174,826 19.2%
186 Bellevue 141,400 25.7%
216 Kent 127,514 58.1%
273 Everett 109,043 13.2%
302 Renton 100,953 96.0%
316 Federal Way 96,757 13.6%
318 Spokane Valley 96,340 19.1%
335 Yakima 93,986 12.5%
373 Kirkland 87,701 94.7%
376 Bellingham 87,574 29.1%
420 Kennewick 80,454 35.3%
437 Auburn 77,472 39.6%
500 Pasco 70,579 107.3%
527 Marysville 67,626 130.5%
573 Sammamish 63,773 83.2%
585 Redmond 62,458 36.8%
606 Lakewood 60,665 3.8%
678 Shoreline 55,333 4.0%
683 Richland 54,989 41.2%
746 Olympia 51,202 18.7%
749 Burien 50,997 60.3%
803 Lacey 47,688 50.5%
849 Bothell 44,546 46.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 87,574 376
2015 85,146 385
2014 83,365 389
2013 82,631 390
2012 82,234 383
2011 81,623 382
2010 80,885 383
2009 80,055 381
2008 78,872 383
2007 77,261 388
2006 76,277 387
2005 75,322 391
2004 73,710 399
2003 72,067 404
2002 70,964 406
2001 69,299 414
2000 67,817 417
1990 53,359 477