Bellingham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,891 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bellingham is the 116th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Bellingham are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bellingham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bellingham is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellingham who work in office and administrative support (15.10%), sales jobs (14.45%), and management occupations (9.32%).
Also of interest is that Bellingham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Bellingham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.51 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of Bellingham is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.24% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bellingham in 2010 was $40,913, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,652 for a family of four.
The people who call Bellingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bellingham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bellingham include Italian, English, French , and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Bellingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.