Bellingham is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 160 people and just one neighborhood, Bellingham is the 480th largest community in Minnesota. Bellingham has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Bellingham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bellingham is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellingham who work in office and administrative support (23.81%), healthcare suport services (11.11%) and sales jobs (9.52%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Bellingham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bellingham’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bellingham has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bellingham a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Bellingham doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.