Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area WA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 218,190
Daytime Population: Workers 99,444
Daytime Population: Residents 113,594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 213,038
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 212,303
Population in Familes 156,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,887
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $56,042
Average Household Income $75,771
Per Capita Income $30,443


Total Housing Units 96,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52,534 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 33,798 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,115 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $336,297
Average Home Value $402,071


Total Households 86,332
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 52,235
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.13% 1.15%
Households 0.99% 1.09%
Families 0.92% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.59%