Bellingham, WA Population

Population: 67,171. Estimated population in July 2020: 74,547 (+11.0% change)
Males: 32,291 (48.1%), Females: 34,880 (51.9%)

Whatcom County

Zip codes: 98225, 98226.

Median resident age: 30.4 years
Median household income: $32,530
Median house value: $156,100

Races in Bellingham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.9%)
  • Hispanic (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.2%), English (13.0%), Irish (12.3%), Norwegian (7.5%), Scottish (4.6%), United States (4.4%).

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 25.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bellingham

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bellingham city

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

9.1% Foreign born (3.1% Asia, 2.3% Europe, 2.0% North America, 1.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +13,321 (+24.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Bellingham:

  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (2901 SQUALICUM PARKWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bellingham:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bellingham:

  • BELLINGHAM INTL (about 5 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Abbreviation: BLI)
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 61 miles; EVERETT, WA; Abbreviation: PAE)
  • WILLIAM R FAIRCHILD INTL (about 83 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Abbreviation: CLM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bellingham:

  • FLOATHAVEN (about 11 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Abbreviation: 0W7)
  • LYNDEN (about 14 miles; LYNDEN, WA; Abbreviation: 38W)
  • SKAGIT REGIONAL (about 20 miles; BURLINGTON/MOUNT VERNON, WA; Abbreviation: BVS)
Amtrak station:
BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Bellingham:

  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 11,889; Location: 516 HIGH ST; Public; Website: www.wwu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,656; Location: 237 W KELLOGG RD; Public; Website: www.whatcom.ctc.edu)
  • BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,701; Location: 3028 LINDBERGH AVE; Public; Website: www.beltc.ctc.edu)
  • NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 338; Location: 2522 KWINA RD; Public; Website: www.nwic.edu)
  • BELLINGHAM BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 75; Location: 211 W HOLLY ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BELLINGHAM DIVE N TRAVEL (Location: 2720 W MAPLEWOOD; Private, for-profit)
  • JOHN L SCOTT REAL ESTATE (Location: 2930 N MARKET STE 111; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bellingham:

  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; EVERETT, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,970)
  • EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; LYNNWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,953)
  • SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,526)
  • LAKE WASHINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 74 miles; KIRKLAND, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,328)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 75 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,489)
  • SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,992)
Biggest public high schools in Bellingham:

  • SQUALICUM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,237; Location: 3773 E MCLEOD RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SEHOME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,096; Location: 2700 BILL MCDONALD PKWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BELLINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,091; Location: 2020 CORNWALL AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 194 W LAUREL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OPTIONS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 2015 FRANKLIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LUMMI HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 2522 KWINA RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MOUNT BAKER AT TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 52; Location: 5604 MISSION RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • MERIDIAN AT TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 39; Location: 5604 MISSION ROAD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • NOOKSACK AT TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 33; Location: 5604 MISSION RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • LYNDEN AT TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 32; Location: 5604 MISSION RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high schools in Bellingham:

  • EXPLORATIONS HIGH SCHOOL GLOBA (Students: 39; Location: PO BOX 3014; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • WELL SPRING COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 920 24TH STREET; Grades: 8 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bellingham:

  • WHATCOM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 693; Location: 810 HALLECK ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • KULSHAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 644; Location: 1250 KENOYER DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FAIRHAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 572; Location: 110 PARK RIDGE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SHUKSAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 2713 ALDERWOOD AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GENEVA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 495; Location: 1401 GENEVA ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 424; Location: 1041 24TH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • HARMONY ELEMENTARY (Students: 411; Location: 5060 SAND ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SILVER BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 407; Location: 4101 ACADEMY ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CARL COZIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 1330 LINCOLN ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 2900 YEW ST; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Bellingham:

  • ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 2116 CORNWALL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BELLINGHAM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 1600 EAST SUNSET DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • WHATCOM HILLS WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 941 AUSTIN STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 710 E. SUNSET DR; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST. PAUL’S PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 2117 WALNUT ST.; Grades: PK – 4)
  • WHATCOM DAY ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 5217 NORTHWEST RD; Grades: PK – 9)
  • CATCH THE SON PRESCHOOL & KIND (Students: 89; Location: 2600 LAKEWAY DR; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BAYSIDE MONTESSORI (Students: 39; Location: 1027 SAMISH WAY; Grades: 1 – 6)
  • BELLINGHAM COOPERATIVE SCH (Students: 34; Location: 2710 MCKENZIE AVENUE; Grades: UG – UG)
  • BAKER VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 5353 WASCHKE ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Libraries in Bellingham:

  • WHATCOM COUNTY RURAL LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $4,279,531; Location: 5205 NORTHWEST ROAD; 228,218 books; 14,287 audio materials; 5,166 video materials; 1,085 serial subscriptions)
  • BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,159,486; Location: 210 CENTRAL AVE; 268,053 books; 18,761 audio materials; 9,659 video materials; 671 serial subscriptions)