Whatcom County, Washington 

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Population

212,284

66% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$53,025

Avg. Home Price

$317,100

Best Places to Live in Whatcom County, Washington

Small city - East shore of Puget Sound along I-5 in extreme northwest Washington, 25 miles south of Canadian border
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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Whatcom County
Metro Area: Bellingham
City: Bellingham, Lynden, 19 total
Zip Codes: 98225, 98226, 98229, 98248, 98264, 98230, 98247, 98266, 98244, 98240, 15 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Whatcom County is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Whatcom County jobs have increased by 2.25%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Whatcom County's cost of living is 27.90% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Whatcom County's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Whatcom County's population is 212,284 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 66.13%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Whatcom County is $317,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.24%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Whatcom County public schools spend $10,820 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.9 students per teacher in Whatcom County. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Whatcom

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ZIP CODES IN WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON
98225, 98226, 98229, 98248, 98264, 98230, 98247, 98266, 98244, 98240, 15 total