Living in Bellingham, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Bellingham SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Bellingham, WA Crime Report

3,550
Total Crimes
3,935.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
53.22%
Above National Average

Bellingham, WA Cost Of Living

120
Bellingham's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Bellingham, Washington Info Snack

Bellingham (/blhæm/ BEL-ing-ham) is the largest city in and the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. It is the thirteenth-largest city in the state, with 80,885 residents as of the 2010 US Census, and is part of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the state. The boundaries of the city encompass the former towns of Fairhaven, Whatcom, Sehome, and Bellingham.
Population
87,071
Unemployment
6.5%
Poverty
21.8%
Median Home
$347,100
Median Income
$50,844
Median Rent
$999

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Rankings for Bellingham in Washington

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Map Of Bellingham, WA

Population over time in Bellingham

Year Population % Change
2017 87,071 2.0%
2016 85,388 1.1%
2015 84,462 1.8%
2014 82,944 1.1%
2013 82,080 0.6%
2012 81,576 0.8%
2011 80,930 1.0%
2010 80,095 1.4%
2009 78,989 -
Crime/100k Bellingham WA USA
Violent Crime 226.1 311.5 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 58.8 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 129.7 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 3709.2 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 508.8 533.5 376.0
Larceny 3017.5 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 182.9 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bellingham

White
77.7% (67,615)
African American
1.5% (1,321)
American Indian
1.2% (1,073)
Asian
6.4% (5,530)
Hawaiian
0.2% (157)
Other
0.0% (40)
Two Or More
3.8% (3,276)
Hispanic
9.3% (8,059)
Race Bellingham WA USA
White 77.7% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 1.5% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 1.2% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 6.4% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.8% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.3% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Bellingham, Washington

Less than $10,000
9.2% (802,797)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.7% (493,729)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.2% (977,213)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.4% (996,240)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.8% (1,030,147)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.0% (1,654,871)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.5% (1,004,777)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.6% (923,302)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.4% (466,164)
$200,000 or more
4.1% (357,856)
Income Bellingham WA USA
Less than $10,000 9.2% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.7% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.2% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.4% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.8% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.0% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.5% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.6% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.4% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.1% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Bellingham

Female
50.6% (44,084)
Male
49.4% (42,987)
Gender Bellingham WA USA
Female 50.6% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 49.4% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bellingham for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (2,612)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (3,482)
High School / GED
19.0% (16,543)
Some College
21.0% (18,284)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (8,707)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (24,379)
Master's Degree
11.0% (9,577)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,741)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (1,741)
Education Bellingham WA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 19.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 11.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Bellingham

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

EVERYTHING IS PRETTY SAFE. ALMOST EVERYONE IS FRIENDLY, NOT ALL OF THEM THOUGH. THE TRAFFIC IS OK. THE WEATHER IS PRETTY COLD COMPARED TO OTHER PLACES. IT'S NICE AND COOL RIGHT NOW WHICH IS SUPER COMFORTABLE

IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT MUCH PLACE TO GO. IT'S KINDA BORING COMPARED TO BIG CITIES. I THINK THAT IS WHY IT'S PRETTY QUIET AND NICE AND SAFE. IT'S NOT COMPLICATED COMPARED TO BIG CITIES. THAT IS A REASON WHY I LOVE BELLINGHAM

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