Bellingham, Washington 

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Population

93,955

+8.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$42,440

Median Home Price

$559,100

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Best Places to Live in Bellingham, Washington

Small city - East shore of Puget Sound along I-5 in extreme northwest Washington, 25 miles south of Canadian border. July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Bellingham, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Bellingham, WA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Nearby recreation
Pleasant summers
Attractive setting
Cons
Economic cycles
Clouds and rain
Some crime issues


What Bert Has To Say About Bellingham Metro Area

Bellingham is a lush, green, rapidly growing and typically Pacific Northwest city about half way between Seattle and Vancouver. Its legacy, still in force to a degree, is as a thriving lumber and paper-mill town and seaport for outbound forest products. Today, the beautiful setting, climate, and relatively low costs for a West Coast location are bringing many migrants to the area. The economy is making the transition from cyclical basic industries to more of a steady new-economy flavor. Some work locally, some make the lengthy commute (likely in carpools) to Seattle and especially its northern suburbs and some telecommute or run small businesses serving clients in the larger cities. There is a strong and growing base of retirees.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Whatcom County
Metro Area: Bellingham Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Bellingham
Zip Codes: 98225 98226 98229
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bellingham is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bellingham jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bellingham's cost of living is 21.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bellingham's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Whatcom county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.4% to 36.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bellingham's population is 93,955 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bellingham is Real Estate: $559,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.5%.

SCHOOLS
Bellingham public schools spend $10,143 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.9 students per teacher in Bellingham. More Education



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Housing Market in Bellingham

It's a good time to buy in Bellingham. Home Appreciation is up 18.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Bellingham is $559,100.

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Reviews for Bellingham   55 Reviews
A place that will feel like home, if you let it. - 3/18/2021
I was born in Bellingham and have lived here for most of my life. I lived in 2 other states for a combined total of 8 years. The only reason I’m choosing to write this... Read More

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BELLINGHAM SUCKS - 12/13/2020
this place was remarkably poo. it was cold and dank and wet and i hated it. the people are rude and condesending and being around them is... Read More

Yeah...Not the best - 12/8/2020
I was born and raised in Bellingham, and loved it when I was little. The geographical location is nice. There are lakes, mountains, and lots of trees. But as I've gotten... Read More


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98225 98226 98229

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