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Bellingham, WA City Information

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Population / Demographics Bellingham

County: Whatcom County

"Located amid the green islands of the Washington coast and the majestic peak of Mt. Baker, Bellingham is a cozy community shared by about 82,000 people.

Life in Bellingham means access to the mountains and the sea providing a plethora of outdoor activities including downhill and cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, mountain biking, hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. The area offers something for everyone!"

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Population of Bellingham

At 2010 census:80,885
2016/2017 estimate: 87,574

Demographics of Oak Bellingham

White 84.9%
African American 1.3%
Asian 5.1%
Native/Alaskan Native 1.3%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

Bellingham / Whatcom County Economy

Unemployment rate - 4.5%
Job growth average (annually) from 2015 to Jul 2025 - 1.2%

(Source: Washington State Employment Securities Department)

Property Tax - Bellingham - 2.30

Top 5 Whatcom County Employers

1. St. Joseph Hospital
2. Lummi Nation
3. Western Washington University
4. Bellingham Public Schools
5. The City of Bellingham

Whatcom County Voting

Republican - 37.2%
Democrat - 54.9%
Independent - 7.9%
(Source: /results/map/president /washington/)

Bellingham Median Housing Cost


Bellingham Highest/Lowest Temps

January low - 36
January high - 48
July low - 54
July high - 73

Notable Things To Do In or Near Bellingham

• Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort, B.C. Canada
• Bellingham Waterfront
• Mt. Baker Ski Resort
• North Cascades National Park
• San Juan Islands
• Victoria, B.C., Canada
• Vancouver Island, Canada
• Seattle

Distance from Bellingham in Miles

Bellingham to Seattle: (via I-5 S) 1 h 20 min - 1 h 40 min (88.4 miles)

Bellingham to Vancouver, BC: (via I-5 N and BC-99 N) 1 h 5 min - 1 h 25 min (53.6 miles)

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