Belfair is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,936 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belfair is the 140th largest community in Washington.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Belfair is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.49% of the Belfair workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Belfair is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belfair who work in food service (12.00%), office and administrative support (11.01%), and sales jobs (7.90%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Belfair is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Belfair is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Belfair, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.80 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Belfair, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.
In terms of college education, Belfair ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.49% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Belfair in 2018 was $23,747, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,988 for a family of four. However, Belfair contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Belfair is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Belfair home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belfair residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Belfair also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belfair include Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Belfair is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.