Statewide Claims to Fame

Bellingham is 6th in Washington out of 152 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Bellingham is 9th in Washington out of 190 other cities in Housing units

Bellingham is 10th in Washington out of 143 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Bellingham is 10th in Washington out of 147 other cities in Retail sales

Bellingham is 11th in Washington out of 190 other cities in Households

Bellingham is 12th in Washington out of 118 other cities in Current population (2012)

Bellingham is 13th in Washington out of 190 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Bellingham is 17th in Washington out of 190 other cities in Size in square miles

Bellingham is 20th in Washington out of 190 other cities in Income below poverty line

Bellingham, Washington Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Bellingham Rank Washington US
Current population (2012) 82,234 12th 6,897,012 313,914,040
Size in square miles 27.1 17th 66,455.5 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,987 65th 101.2 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Bellingham Rank Washington US
Residents younger than 5 4.6% 173rd 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 15.6% 184th 23.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.8% 72nd 13.2% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Bellingham Rank Washington US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 92.5% 79th 89.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 38.6% 51st 31.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Bellingham Rank Washington US
Race - White 84.9% 72nd 81.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.3% 114th 3.9% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.3% 50th 1.8% 1.2%
Race - Asian 5.1% 83rd 7.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 88th 0.7% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.3% 102nd 4.3% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 7.0% 101st 11.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 81.5% 65th 71.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Bellingham Rank Washington US
Female residents 51.2% 61st 50.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 10.4% 92nd 12.8% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Bellingham Rank Washington US
Housing units 36,760 9th 2,907,490 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 46.4% 13th 25.7% 25.9%
Households 33,933 11th 2,602,568 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 45.8% 178th 64.4% 66.1%
Home median value $298,800 68th $283,200 $186,200
People per household 2.2 179th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Bellingham Rank Washington US
Income per capita $24,396 126th $30,481 $27,915
Income per household $39,299 175th $58,890 $52,762
Income below poverty line 22.6% 20th 12.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Bellingham Rank Washington US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 8,607 6th 551,340 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,944,593 10th $92,968,519 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $25,169 26th $14,380 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $226,596 10th $12,389,422 $613,795,732

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