Bellingham, WA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Bellingham, Washington Info Snack

Population
88,764
Unemployment
6.2%
Poverty
20.8%
Median Home
$374,700
Median Income
$53,396
Median Rent
$1,056

Bellingham SnackAbility

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

Bellingham, WA Crime Report

2,940
Total Crimes
3,198.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
29.16%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Bellingham
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,940 3,198.9 2,975.8 2,476.7
Violent Crime 251 273.1 293.9 366.7
Murder 4 4.4 2.6 5.0
Robbery 61 66.4 67.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 158 171.9 179.9 250.2
Property Crime 2,689 2,925.8 2,681.9 2,109.9
Burglary 323 351.4 453.6 340.5
Larceny 2,251 2,449.2 1,907.9 1,549.5
Car Theft 115 125.1 320.5 219.9

Bellingham, WA Cost Of Living

120
Bellingham's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Bellingham Washington National Average
Overall 120 116 100
Services 113 108 100
Groceries 111 108 100
Health 113 119 100
Housing 145 135 100
Transportation 119 116 100
Utilities 85 89 100

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Map Of Bellingham, WA

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Population over time in Bellingham

Year Population % Change
2019 88,764 1.9%
2018 87,071 2.0%
2017 85,388 1.1%
2016 84,462 1.8%
2015 82,944 1.1%
2014 82,080 0.6%
2013 81,576 0.8%
2012 80,930 1.0%
2011 80,095 1.4%
2010 78,989 -

Race / Ethnicity in Bellingham

White
78.2% (69,454)
African American
1.6% (1,389)
American Indian
1.1% (949)
Asian
5.9% (5,256)
Hawaiian
0.2% (170)
Other
0.0% (42)
Two Or More
3.7% (3,319)
Hispanic
9.2% (8,185)
Race Bellingham WA USA
White 78.2% 68.5% 60.7%
African American 1.6% 3.7% 12.3%
American Indian 1.1% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 5.9% 8.5% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.7% 4.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.2% 12.7% 18.0%

Gender in Bellingham

Female
51.2% (45,414)
Male
48.8% (43,349)
Gender Bellingham WA USA
Female 51.2% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bellingham for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (887)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (3,550)
High School / GED
18.0% (15,977)
Some College
21.0% (18,640)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (9,764)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (24,853)
Master's Degree
12.0% (10,651)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,775)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (2,662)
Education Bellingham WA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 18.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 23.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 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
8.7% (768,835)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.9% (523,713)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.6% (856,000)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (894,285)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.4% (1,100,881)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.7% (1,657,342)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.4% (1,099,677)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.7% (1,034,665)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.0% (535,752)
$200,000 or more
4.6% (405,245)
Income Bellingham WA USA
Less than $10,000 8.7% 4.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 3.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.6% 6.9% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 7.3% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.4% 11.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.7% 17.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.4% 13.7% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.7% 17.7% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.0% 8.4% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.6% 9.5% 7.7%

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