Bellingham, WA 98226 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98226: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bellingham, WA 98226

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bakerview, WA 98226
Silver Beach, WA 98226

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,264
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,046
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,784
  • County: Whatcom County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.763, Longitude -122.444
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Bellingham, WA 98226 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 44,837
Daytime Population: Workers 24,386
Daytime Population: Residents 23,454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,840
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 44,515
Population in Familes 34,206
Population in Group Qrtrs 322
Population Density2 402
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $58,671
Average Household Income $80,051
Per Capita Income $31,960


Total Housing Units 18,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,119 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,644 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 814 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $342,907
Average Home Value $403,316


Total Households 17,763
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 11,307
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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.21%
Households 1.1% 1.13%
Families 0.97% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Bellingham, WA 98226 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98226 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 26 96th
Population Density # 210 64th
Diversity Index # 188 68th
Median Household Income # 238 59th
Per Capita Income # 205 65th

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