Bellingham, WA 98225 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98225: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bellingham, WA 98225

Not Acceptable, USPS
Chuckanut, WA 98225
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,537
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,700
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,681
  • County: Whatcom County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.746, Longitude -122.493
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Bellingham, WA 98225 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,069
Population in Households 42,954
Population in Familes 21,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,115
Population Density1 3,300
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 20,580
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 8,037
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,864 (35.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,716 (57.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,366 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $337,255
Average Home Value $401,640


Median Household Income $39,415
Average Household Income $57,993
Per Capita Income $26,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.73%
Households 0.61% 0.75%
Families 0.37% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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.

Bellingham, WA 98225 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98225 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 98th
Population Density1 # 90 85th
Diversity Index2 # 280 52nd
Median Household Income # 497 15th
Per Capita Income # 325 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.