The City of Bellingham had a population of 93,146 as of July 1, 2020. Bellingham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Bellingham is located at latitude 48.7596 and longitude -122.4882 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bellingham encompass a land area of 27.07 sq. miles and a water area of 2.38 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.
The City of Bellingham (GNIS ID: 2409823) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bellingham is located within Bellingham Division of Whatcom County.
|Total Population||93,146 (100%)|
|Population in Households||87,742 (94.2%)|
|Population in Families||51,979 (55.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||5,404 ( 5.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$54,265|
|Average Household Income||$72,717|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||31%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,220|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||41,647 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||18,428 (44.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||21,540 (51.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,680 ( 4.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$397,267|
|Average Home Value||$498,370|
|Housing Affordability Index3||78|
|Average Household Size||2.2|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.96%|
|Per Capita Income||1.95%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.39%|
The table below compares Bellingham to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 12||98th|
|Population Density||# 71||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 424||32nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 70||11th|
|Per Capita Income||# 331||47th|
|Diversity Index||# 254||60th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.