Bellingham, WA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Bellingham, Washington Info Snack

Population
90,821
Unemployment
4.5%
Poverty
20.0%
Median Home
$405,700
Median Income
$56,198
Median Rent
$1,133

Bellingham SnackAbility

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

Bellingham, WA Crime Report

4,546
Total Crimes
4,855.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
106.96%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Bellingham
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,546 4,855.3 3,026.1 2,346.0
Violent Crime 240 256.3 293.7 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 3.9 6.5
Robbery 80 85.4 67.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 131 139.9 187.6 279.7
Property Crime 4,306 4,599.0 2,732.4 1,958.2
Burglary 610 651.5 522.1 314.2
Larceny 3,320 3,545.9 1,854.2 1,398.0
Car Theft 376 401.6 356.1 246.0

Bellingham, WA Cost Of Living

123
Bellingham's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Bellingham Washington National Average
Overall 123 119 100
Services 125 112 100
Groceries 112 110 100
Health 118 122 100
Housing 143 136 100
Transportation 128 123 100
Utilities 86 91 100

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Rankings for Bellingham in Washington

Map Of Bellingham, WA

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Population over time in Bellingham

Year Population % Change
2020 90,821 4.3%
2019 87,071 2.0%
2018 85,388 1.1%
2017 84,462 1.8%
2016 82,944 1.1%
2015 82,080 0.6%
2014 81,576 0.8%
2013 80,930 1.0%
2012 80,095 1.4%
2011 78,989 -

Race / Ethnicity in Bellingham

White
77.4% (70,284)
African American
1.6% (1,416)
American Indian
0.8% (766)
Asian
5.9% (5,371)
Hawaiian
0.1% (125)
Other
0.1% (85)
Two Or More
4.5% (4,046)
Hispanic
9.6% (8,728)
Race Bellingham WA USA
White 77.4% 67.5% 60.1%
African American 1.6% 3.7% 12.2%
American Indian 0.8% 1.0% 0.6%
Asian 5.9% 8.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.7% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 4.5% 5.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 9.6% 12.9% 18.2%

Gender in Bellingham

Female
51.6% (46,848)
Male
48.4% (43,972)
Gender Bellingham WA USA
Female 51.6% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 48.4% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bellingham for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,816)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (3,632)
High School / GED
17.0% (15,439)
Some College
21.0% (19,072)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (9,990)
Bachelor's Degree
27.0% (24,521)
Master's Degree
13.0% (11,806)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,816)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (2,724)
Education Bellingham WA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 17.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 23.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 27.0% 23.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Bellingham, Washington

Less than $10,000
9.0% (817,811)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.5% (495,429)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.3% (842,935)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.6% (781,652)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.3% (1,114,834)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.7% (1,611,203)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.6% (1,235,522)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.1% (1,189,501)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.5% (586,532)
$200,000 or more
4.5% (406,675)
Income Bellingham WA USA
Less than $10,000 9.0% 4.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.5% 3.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.3% 6.5% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.6% 6.9% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.3% 10.8% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.7% 17.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.6% 13.6% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.1% 18.2% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.5% 8.9% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 4.5% 10.5% 8.3%

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