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Overview
Population:80,930
Pop. Change:18%
State: Washington
Metro Area: Bellingham Metro Area
County: Whatcom County
City:Bellingham
Zip Code:98225, 98226, ... 3 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Bellingham's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Bellingham Metro Area

Profile: Small city  Location: East shore of Puget Sound along I-5 in extreme northwest Washington, 25 miles south of Canadian border Elevation: 68 Time zone: Pacific Standard Time

PROCON
Nearby recreationEconomic cycles
Pleasant summersClouds and rain
Attractive settingSome crime issues

Interesting Facts about Bellingham, Washington

As of 2014, Bellingham's population is 80,930 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.92 percent.

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The median home cost in Bellingham is $262,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.40 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Bellingham's cost of living is 25.50% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Bellingham public schools spend $11,755 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.5 students per teacher in Bellingham.

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The unemployment rate in Bellingham is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bellingham jobs have Increased by 0.13 percent.


Ranked #3 Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #3 Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster (Lowest Risk)
Ranked #3 Safest Places from Natural Disasters
Ranked #7 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Mid-Size Cities)
Ranked #30 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
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Map Of Bellingham

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Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Bellingham's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes