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Population (year 2000): 67,171. Estimated population in July 2005: 74,547 (+11.0% change)
Males: 32,291 (48.1%), Females: 34,880 (51.9%)

Whatcom County

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Median resident age: 30.4 years
Median household income: $32,530 (year 2000)
Median house value: $156,100 (year 2000)

Bellingham, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bellingham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.9%)
  • Hispanic (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.2%), English (13.0%), Irish (12.3%), Norwegian (7.5%), Scottish (4.6%), United States (4.4%).

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Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 25.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Bellingham

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bellingham city

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

9.1% Foreign born (3.1% Asia, 2.3% Europe, 2.0% North America, 1.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +13,321 (+24.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (78.3 miles pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (1052.5 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: WA (4.8 miles Geneva, WA (5.2 miles Marietta-Alderwood, Valley, WA Sudden (9.5 miles WA (10.5 miles Ferndale, Alger, WA (12.6 miles) , Edison, WA (13.2 miles) , WA Lynden, (13.6 miles WA (14.5 miles Everson,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 308 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 1997: 278 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 1998: 277 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 1999: 276 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2000: 272 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2001: 275 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 223 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2003: 266 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2004: 333 buildings, average cost: $178,000

Latitude: 48.75 N, Longitude: 122.47 W


Bellingham, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Retail trade (16.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,927 (+19.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 25,241 (76.6%)


 

Crime in Bellingham by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 3 1 2 1 2
    per 100,000 0.0 4.5 1.5 3.0 1.5 3.0
Rapes 55 18 22 22 30 25
    per 100,000 81.9 26.8 32.8 32.8 44.7 37.2
Robberies 69 42 50 71 60 70
    per 100,000 102.7 62.5 74.4 105.7 89.3 104.2
Assaults 68 71 64 69 90 85
    per 100,000 101.2 105.7 95.3 102.7 134.0 126.5
Burglaries 532 587 555 678 790 764
    per 100,000 792.0 873.9 826.2 1009.4 1176.1 1137.4
Thefts 3,493 3,247 3,942 3,972 4,080 4,749
    per 100,000 5200.2 4833.9 5868.6 5913.3 6074.0 7070.0
Auto thefts 197 181 215 294 268 365
    per 100,000 293.3 269.5 320.1 437.7 399.0 543.4
370.7 331.2 374.2 410.5 430.2 480.3


Average climate in Bellingham, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bellingham,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Birthplace of: Doug Pederson - 2005 NFL player (Green Bay Packers, born: Jan 31, 1968).


Main business address for: HORIZON FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Bellingham:
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (2901 SQUALICUM PARKWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bellingham:
  • ISLAND HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; ANACORTES, WA)
  • AFFILIATED HEALTH SERVICES (about 25 miles; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • WHIDBEY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 40 miles; COUPEVILLE, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bellingham:
  • BELLINGHAM INTL (about 5 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; ID: BLI)
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 61 miles; EVERETT, WA; ID: PAE)
  • WILLIAM R FAIRCHILD INTL (about 83 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; ID: CLM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bellingham:
  • FLOATHAVEN (about 11 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; ID: 0W7)
  • LYNDEN (about 14 miles; LYNDEN, WA; ID: 38W)
  • SKAGIT REGIONAL (about 20 miles; BURLINGTON/MOUNT VERNON, WA; ID: BVS)

Amtrak station:
BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 44 $178,646 $48,721 5 $8,310
Streets and Highways 67 $267,108 $47,840 5 $7,986
Water Supply 36 $138,548 $46,182 0 $0
Natural Resources 4 $17,076 $51,228 6 $7,226
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10 $39,842 $47,810 0 $0
Sewerage 31 $132,378 $51,243 3 $890
Solid Waste Management 4 $12,774 $38,322 1 $736
Other and Unallocable 71 $250,700 $42,371 5 $7,620
Local Libraries 24 $88,304 $44,152 46 $41,228
Parks and Recreation 76 $265,512 $41,922 105 $54,418
Fire - Other 18 $70,394 $46,929 2 $2,726
Firefighters 139 $783,194 $67,613 0 $0
Police - Other 49 $171,868 $42,090 1 $2,120
Police Protection - Officers 104 $591,132 $68,207 2 $4,976
Judicial and Legal 25 $107,832 $51,759 2 $3,366
Other Government Administration 42 $192,736 $55,067 16 $27,128
Totals for Government 744 $3,308,044 $53,355 199 $168,730


Colleges/Universities in Bellingham:
  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 11,889; Location: 516 HIGH ST; Public; Website: www.wwu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,656; Location: 237 W KELLOGG RD; Public; Website: www.whatcom.ctc.edu)
  • BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,701; Location: 3028 LINDBERGH AVE; Public; Website: www.beltc.ctc.edu)
  • NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 338; Location: 2522 KWINA RD; Public; Website: www.nwic.edu)
  • BELLINGHAM BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 75; Location: 211 W HOLLY ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BELLINGHAM DIVE N TRAVEL (Location: 2720 W MAPLEWOOD; Private, for-profit)
  • JOHN L SCOTT REAL ESTATE (Location: 2930 N MARKET STE 111; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bellingham:
  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; EVERETT, WA; FT enrollment: 3,970)
  • EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; LYNNWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 4,953)
  • SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 4,526)
  • LAKE WASHINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 74 miles; KIRKLAND, WA; FT enrollment: 2,328)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 75 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,489)
  • SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 2,992)
Biggest public high schools in Bellingham:
  • SQUALICUM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,237; Location: 3773 E MCLEOD RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SEHOME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,096; Location: 2700 BILL MCDONALD PKWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BELLINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,091; Location: 2020 CORNWALL AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 194 W LAUREL ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OPTIONS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 2015 FRANKLIN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LUMMI HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 2522 KWINA RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MOUNT BAKER AT TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 52; Location: 5604 MISSION RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • MERIDIAN AT TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 39; Location: 5604 MISSION ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • NOOKSACK AT TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 33; Location: 5604 MISSION RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • LYNDEN AT TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 32; Location: 5604 MISSION RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Bellingham:
  • EXPLORATIONS HIGH SCHOOL GLOBA (Students: 39; Location: PO BOX 3014; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • WELL SPRING COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 920 24TH STREET; Grades: 8 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bellingham:
  • WHATCOM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 693; Location: 810 HALLECK ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KULSHAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 644; Location: 1250 KENOYER DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FAIRHAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 572; Location: 110 PARK RIDGE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SHUKSAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 2713 ALDERWOOD AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GENEVA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 495; Location: 1401 GENEVA ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 424; Location: 1041 24TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HARMONY ELEMENTARY (Students: 411; Location: 5060 SAND ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SILVER BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 407; Location: 4101 ACADEMY ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CARL COZIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 1330 LINCOLN ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 2900 YEW ST; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Bellingham:
  • ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 2116 CORNWALL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BELLINGHAM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 1600 EAST SUNSET DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WHATCOM HILLS WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 941 AUSTIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 710 E. SUNSET DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST. PAUL'S PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 2117 WALNUT ST.; Grades: PK - 4)
  • WHATCOM DAY ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 5217 NORTHWEST RD; Grades: PK - 9)
  • CATCH THE SON PRESCHOOL & KIND (Students: 89; Location: 2600 LAKEWAY DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BAYSIDE MONTESSORI (Students: 39; Location: 1027 SAMISH WAY; Grades: 1 - 6)
  • BELLINGHAM COOPERATIVE SCH (Students: 34; Location: 2710 MCKENZIE AVENUE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • BAKER VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 5353 WASCHKE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
Libraries in Bellingham:
  • WHATCOM COUNTY RURAL LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $4,279,531; Location: 5205 NORTHWEST ROAD; 228,218 books; 14,287 audio materials; 5,166 video materials; 1,085 serial subscriptions)
  • BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,159,486; Location: 210 CENTRAL AVE; 268,053 books; 18,761 audio materials; 9,659 video materials; 671 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bellingham: Meridian Village (A), Lake Padden Golf Course (B), Northwest Center (C), Lakeway Golf Course (D), Bellingham Country Club (E), Squalicum Boat Haven (F), Cordata Place (G), Port of Bellingham (H). their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bellingham Mall (1), Bellis Fair Mall (2), Squalicum Mall (3), Haggen Shopping Center (4), Park Manor Shopping Center (5). their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bayview Cemetery (1), Cornwall Memorial Park (2). their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Whatcom, Lake (A), Sunset Pond (B), Lake Padden (C), Lake Whatcom (D), Heron Pond (E). their locations on the map

Creeks: Padden Creek (A), Chuckanut Creek (B), Squalicum Creek (C), Spring Creek (D), Baker Creek (E), Whatcom Creek (F). their locations on the map

Parks in Bellingham include: Broadway Park (1), West Lake Padden Park (2), Elizabeth Park (3), Port of Bellingham Marine Park (4), Arroya Park Reserve (5), Laurel Park (6), Battersby Field (7), Ridgemont Park (8), Bloede Donovan Park (9). their locations on the map


Bellingham compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bellingham:
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bellingham:
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • K201FH (88.1 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210CN (89.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K204BI (88.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY INC.)
  • K215DZ (90.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)

TV broadcast stations around Bellingham:
  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)

 

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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