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, 2016)


Total Population 212,013
Population in Households 206,074
Population in Familes 152,415
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,939
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 84,145
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 50,885
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 95,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,288 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 32,857 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,193 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $322,305
Average Home Value $385,029


Median Household Income $53,256
Average Household Income $71,075
Per Capita Income $28,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.89%
Households 0.74% 0.84%
Families 0.65% 0.8%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.