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Bellingham, WA: What you need to know

Bellingham sits on the water, just 90 miles north of Seattle and 21 miles south from the Canadian border. With both sea and mountain views that include the San Juan Islands and North Cascades, the city offers an abundance of year-round recreation activities for the outdoor lover. Education is key to the community, with three colleges, including Western Washington University. Add a thriving arts and entertainment scene and a growing list of microbreweries, and it's easy to see why this city is repeatedly named Top 100 Best Places to Live


Bellingham, WA City Profile

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Population 82,944
Median Age 31
Median Household Income $43,536
Median Home Price $285,900
Walkscore 44

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Bellingham, WA Demographics

Median Population in Bellingham, WA

Median Age 31.2%
Age 18 Over 83.9%
Age 21 Over 74.8%
Age 62 Over 17.1%
Age 65 Over 13.4%

Race in Bellingham, WA

  Ethnicity White 83.7%
  Ethnicity Black 1.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 5.9%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 8.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.8%
  Ethnicity Other 2.2%

Population By Gender in Bellingham, WA

  Male 49.3%
  Female 50.7%

Language in Bellingham, WA

  English Only 87%
  English Other 13%

Economics in Bellingham, WA

  Median Household Income $43,536
  Median Home Price $285,900
  Homes Owned 53.9%
  Homes Rent 46.1%
  Median Property Rent $902

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Commute Types in Bellingham, WA

  Walked 8.3%
  Worked at Home 6.7%
  Public Transportation 5.2%
  Other Means 4.9%
  Drove Alone 67.1%
  Carpooled 7.8%

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