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Bellingham is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 83,365 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Bellingham is the 12th largest community in Washington.
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 Washington.
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, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellingham who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (12.04%) and food service (8.86%).
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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Bellingham, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Bellingham provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Not only is Bellingham a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Bellingham a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One of the nice things about Bellingham 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.
One of the benefits of Bellingham is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.65 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bellingham is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bellingham area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Bellingham is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.74% of adults in Bellingham have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Bellingham in 2010 was $24,864, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,456 for a family of four. However, Bellingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bellingham is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Irish, English, Norwegian, Scottish and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bellingham is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||33,847|
|BELLINGHAM HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||43.00%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||57.00%|
|TYPE OF BELLINGHAM HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||47.85%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.44%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.01%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||33.61%|
|SIZE OF BELLINGHAM HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.64%|
|AGE OF BELLINGHAM HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||19.97%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||45.35%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||14.40%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||20.29%|
|BELLINGHAM REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$328,754|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,113|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $57,000||4.92%|
|$57,001 - $115,000||2.46%|
|$115,001 - $230,000||13.12%|
|$230,001 - $345,000||33.77%|
|$345,001 - $460,000||21.06%|
|$460,001 - $575,000||10.67%|
|$575,001 - $862,000||9.51%|
|$862,001 - $1,149,000||3.24%|
|PEOPLE OF BELLINGHAM||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.05%|
|5 TO 17||11.11%|
|18 TO 24||24.06%|
|25 TO 34||14.97%|
|35 TO 54||20.82%|
|55 TO 64||10.85%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.15%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.60%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$42,440|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$24,864|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||23.25%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (15.38%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.70%)
Public Service (3.98%)
Real estate (2.34%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.15%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.76%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.08%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.21%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.74%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||8.34%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (19.36%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (87.23%)
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