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Bellingham Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Bellingham Area is 204,855. The Bellingham Area population density is 81.83 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 96.76 people per square mile and is about the same as the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Bellingham Area is white, which represent 86.21% of the total population. The average Bellingham Area education level is about the same as the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 204,855. #208

Population Density, #453

Bellingham Area
81.83 per square mile
96.76 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:176,607 (86.21%, #457)
Black:1,836 (0.90%, #716)
Hispanic:17,264 (8.43%, #309)
Asian:8,034 (3.92%, #77)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):6,041 (2.95%, #79)
One Race, Other:4,317 (2.11%, see rank)
Two or More Races:8,020 (3.91%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:13,867 (80.32%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:470 (2.72%, see rank)
Cuban:209 (1.21%, see rank)
Central American:1,227 (7.11%, see rank)
South American:342 (1.98%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,416 (17.63%, see rank)
Chinese:1,327 (16.52%, see rank)
Filipino:1,274 (15.86%, see rank)
Japanese:569 (7.08%, see rank)
Korean:866 (10.78%, see rank)
Vietnamese:1,741 (21.67%, see rank)
Asian, Other:841 (10.47%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

178,920 (87.34%) out of the total population of 204,855 reported first ancestry.

 Bellingham Area% of the Total PopulationWashingtonU.S.
Arab3800.19%, see rank0.38%0.56%
Czech1,0420.51%, see rank0.43%0.47%
Danish2,7651.35%, see rank0.99%0.42%
Dutch15,4417.54%, see rank2.13%1.40%
English23,77911.61%, see rank10.73%8.02%
French8,5904.19%, see rank4.06%3.34%
German40,07419.56%, see rank18.48%15.03%
Greek7910.39%, see rank0.35%0.41%
Hungarian8730.43%, see rank0.33%0.46%
Irish26,51012.94%, see rank11.22%10.80%
Italian6,9963.42%, see rank3.55%5.52%
Norwegian13,7686.72%, see rank5.49%1.42%
Polish4,5882.24%, see rank1.84%3.01%
Portuguese6940.34%, see rank0.34%0.44%
Russian3,7961.85%, see rank1.30%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2,4771.21%, see rank1.26%0.99%
Scottish8,5564.18%, see rank2.90%1.72%
Subsaharan African5570.27%, see rank1.02%0.95%
Swedish7,2733.55%, see rank3.33%1.27%
Swiss9860.48%, see rank0.53%0.30%
Ukrainian1,9120.93%, see rank0.81%0.31%
American7,8283.82%, see rank4.99%7.12%
Welsh2,1401.04%, see rank0.99%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 101,494 (49.54%, see rank)
Females: 103,361 (50.46%, see rank)

Bellingham Area
Male: 49.54%
Female: 50.46%
Male: 49.91%
Female: 50.09%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Bellingham Area
36.50 years old
37.40 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Bellingham Area
35.50 years old
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Bellingham Area
37.50 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Bellingham Area% of the Total PopulationWashingtonU.S.
Under 5 years11,4135.57%, see rank6.43%6.36%
5 to 9 years11,4105.57%, see rank6.33%6.51%
10 to 14 years11,8695.79%, see rank6.40%6.59%
15 to 19 years15,0427.34%, see rank6.49%6.85%
20 to 24 years22,64411.05%, see rank7.01%7.13%
25 to 34 years26,20912.79%, see rank14.18%13.47%
35 to 44 years23,94511.69%, see rank13.23%12.96%
45 to 54 years26,20812.79%, see rank13.98%14.09%
55 to 64 years26,77013.07%, see rank12.78%12.29%
65 to 74 years17,1608.38%, see rank7.59%7.64%
75 to 84 8,5524.17%, see rank3.81%4.25%
85 years and over3,6331.77%, see rank1.78%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Bellingham AreaWashingtonU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population132,477, 100%4,645,804209,056,129
Less Than High School11,862, 8.95%, see rank9.82%13.67%
High School Graduate30,092, 22.71%, see rank23.34%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree47,617, 35.94%, see rank34.54%29.09%
Bachelor Degree28,409, 21.44%, see rank20.58%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree14,497, 10.94%, see rank11.72%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.98, see rank13.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Bellingham Area WashingtonU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten5,10356.40%43.60%65.02%34.98%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)18,83984.29%, see rank15.71%, see rank90.14%9.86%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)9,71292.96%, see rank7.04%, see rank92.74%7.26%90.60%9.40%
College21,76095.31%, see rank4.69%, see rank82.93%17.07%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,71279.44%, see rank20.56%, see rank63.03%36.97%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Bellingham AreaWashingtonU.S.
Total Households79,837, 100%2,645,396116,211,092
Average Household Size2.50, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households21,600, 27.06%, see rank27.79%27.57%
2 or More Person Households58,237, 72.94%, see rank72.21%72.43%
Family Households (Families)49,816, 62.40%, see rank64.48%66.22%
Average Family Size3.12, see rank3.233.32
Married-Couple Family39,342, 49.28%, see rank49.73%48.42%
Nonfamily Households30,021, 37.60%, see rank35.52%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Bellingham Area%WashingtonU.S.
15 Years and Over Total170,163see rank5,576,837252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over83,732100%, see rank2,766,340123,281,364
Never Married30,87136.87%, see rank34.08%35.77%
Married43,44951.89%, see rank53.24%52.04%
Widowed1,3501.61%, see rank2.16%2.57%
Divorced8,0629.63%, see rank10.52%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over86,431100%, see rank2,810,497129,692,771
Never Married26,77230.97%, see rank26.91%29.48%
Married42,25348.89%, see rank51.78%49.19%
Widowed6,5517.58%, see rank7.72%9.16%
Divorced10,85512.56%, see rank13.59%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Bellingham Area%WashingtonU.S.
Native182,08188.88%, see rank86.65%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence107,39652.43%, see rank47.34%58.73%
Born in Different State71,84235.07%, see rank37.62%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2,8431.39%, see rank1.70%1.42%
Foreign Born22,77411.12%, see rank13.35%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship11,8505.78%, see rank6.19%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship10,9245.33%, see rank7.15%7.09%
Born In Europe5,2472.56%, see rank2.21%1.53%
Born In Asia5,6332.75%, see rank5.44%3.82%
Born In Africa4810.23%, see rank0.73%0.55%
Born In Oceania1690.08%, see rank0.20%0.07%
Born In Latin America5,5032.69%, see rank4.10%6.83%
Born In Northern America5,7412.80%, see rank0.67%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Bellingham Area%WashingtonU.S.
English69,42386.96%, see rank80.98%79.39%
Spanish4,2675.34%, see rank7.43%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages3,6974.63%, see rank4.54%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2,1962.75%, see rank5.96%3.36%
Other2540.32%, see rank1.09%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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