Bellingham, WA 98229 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98229: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bellingham, WA 98229

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 423
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,441
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,090
  • County: Whatcom County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.766, Longitude -122.442
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 98229 has segments in 2 Counties (Skagit, Whatcom).

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Bellingham, WA 98229 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,432
Daytime Population: Workers 6,735
Daytime Population: Residents 16,739
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,474
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 33,310
Population in Familes 24,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 577
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $63,367
Average Household Income $83,525
Per Capita Income $34,537


Total Housing Units 15,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,979 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,795 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,371 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $363,604
Average Home Value $427,539


Total Households 13,774
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 8,522
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 0.68% 0.94%
Households 0.56% 0.86%
Families 0.41% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Bellingham, WA 98229 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98229 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 # 71 88th
Population Density # 190 68th
Diversity Index # 299 49th
Median Household Income # 182 69th
Per Capita Income # 165 72nd

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