What is the current population of Bellingham?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Bellingham is 92,289. Bellingham, Washington is the 369th largest city in the US.

Bellingham Geography [top]

What county is Bellingham, Washington in?

Bellingham is located entirely in Whatcom County.

What is the size of Bellingham, Washington in square miles?

Bellingham has an area of 27.1 square miles.

Bellingham Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Bellingham?

The current population of Bellingham (92,289) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Bellingham growing?

Bellingham has grown 36.0% since the 2000. Bellingham, Washington is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 67% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Bellingham, Washington?

Bellingham has a population density of 2,987 people per square mile.

Bellingham Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Bellingham, Washington?

The total voting age population of Bellingham, Washington, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 71,620. The voting age population is 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

What percentage of Bellingham, Washington residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.9% of the residents of Bellingham are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Bellingham, Washington?

The racial demographics of Bellingham are 83.2% White, 5.9% Asian, 4.8% Two or more races, 3.1% Other, 1.6% Black, 1.1% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 9.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Bellingham, Washington residents are below the poverty line?

In Bellingham, 20.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 11.9%. On a per-household basis, 8.1% of families are below the poverty line in Bellingham.

What percentage of Bellingham, Washington residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 64.3% of Bellingham residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Bellingham, Washington residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 94.5% of Bellingham residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 44.3% have a bachelor's degree and 16.7% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Bellingham, Washington residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Bellingham residents aged 5 and older, 12.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.2% speak an Asian language.

Bellingham Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Bellingham, Washington?

The unemployment rate in Bellingham is 6.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Bellingham, Washington residents work for the government?

In Bellingham, 18.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Bellingham, Washington?

The median household income in Bellingham is $53,396.

Bellingham Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Bellingham, Washington?

In Bellingham, 45.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Bellingham, Washington?

Renters occupy 54.6% of housing units in Bellingham.

What percentage of Bellingham, Washington housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Bellingham, 19.6% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Bellingham, Washington housing units were built after 2000?

In Bellingham, 19.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 7,600 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Bellingham, Washington?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Bellingham is $1,056.

What percentage of households in Bellingham, Washington have broadband internet?

In Bellingham, 88.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Bellingham Population By Year

Population Graph For Bellingham
Year Population Rank in US
2021 92,289 369
2020 91,570 367
2019 92,314 360
2018 90,665 366
2017 89,045 367
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
2000 67,817 417
1990 53,359 477

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
359 O'Fallon, Missouri 93,644 83.9%
360 Compton, California 93,597 0.0%
361 Carson, California 93,535 3.9%
362 Redding, California 93,462 14.8%
363 Plantation, Florida 92,986 11.9%
364 Chino, California 92,975 32.7%
365 Hoover, Alabama 92,589 46.0%
366 Roswell, Georgia 92,530 13.3%
367 Mission Viejo, California 92,449 -1.2%
368 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 92,398 89.0%
369 Bellingham, Washington 92,289 36.0%
370 Fort Myers, Florida 92,245 77.4%
371 Kirkland, Washington 92,107 104.5%
372 Norwalk, Connecticut 91,194 9.7%
373 South Gate, California 91,154 -5.5%
374 Nashua, New Hampshire 91,124 4.9%
375 Santa Monica, California 91,105 7.9%
376 Lawton, Oklahoma 91,055 -1.6%
377 Avondale, Arizona 90,564 143.0%
378 Trenton, New Jersey 90,457 5.9%
379 Hemet, California 90,436 52.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Washington

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
178 Bellevue 149,440 32.8%
210 Kent 134,835 67.2%
277 Everett 110,812 15.0%
298 Spokane Valley 105,905 30.9%
304 Renton 105,179 104.2%
332 Federal Way 99,037 16.2%
341 Yakima 96,578 15.7%
369 Bellingham 92,289 36.0%
371 Kirkland 92,107 104.5%
409 Auburn 85,699 54.4%
418 Kennewick 84,488 42.1%
459 Pasco 78,871 131.6%
478 Redmond 76,354 67.3%
523 Marysville 71,144 142.5%
570 Sammamish 66,630 91.4%
607 Lakewood 63,331 8.4%
623 Richland 61,929 59.0%
683 Shoreline 57,918 8.8%
699 Olympia 55,919 29.7%
732 Lacey 54,461 71.9%
781 Burien 51,073 60.5%
834 Bothell 47,784 56.8%

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