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Living In Bellingham, WA

The town of Bellingham, Washington is home to slightly less than 85,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to fit right in, as they make up an above-average 27% of the community. At an average age of just under 37, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Washington. A small majority of residents rent their homes (54%) as opposed to owning (46%) in Bellingham. The trend is driven in part by a relatively low average rent of $1,074 per month, which is $133 less than the state average. Those savings add up over the course of 12 months.

Averaging about 19 minutes, the commute time for Bellingham residents is quicker than the state average of about 29 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 39% of workers, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Few workers (4%) commute on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.

Many Bellingham residents work in one of four industries: retail, education, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 30% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Bellingham workers earn an average annual income of just over $62,000, about $20,000 less than the average Washington resident. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Bellingham has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (26%) compared to the national average (21%).

Frequently Asked Questions About Bellingham

What is the average rent in Bellingham?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Bellingham is $950 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,250 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,450 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Bellingham?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Bellingham is $1,250

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