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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belfair is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belfair is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Belfair who work in office and administrative support (13.27%), management occupations (9.45%), and maintenance occupations (7.96%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Belfair, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Belfair has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Belfair has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Belfair than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Belfair may be for you.
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 33.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Belfair have a very low rate of college education: just 7.93% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Belfair in 2010 was $21,648, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,592 for a family of four. However, Belfair contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Belfair is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Belfair also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belfair include German, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Belfair is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.