Bellingham employment information

Income per capita$24,864$31,233$28,555
Median household income$42,440$60,294$53,482
Median income owner occupied$69,667$76,673$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,733$38,141$33,219
Median earnings male$23,416$41,039$36,116
Median earnings female$17,480$26,815$25,692
Unemployment rate6.2%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level23.2%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Bellingham is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bellingham is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bellingham is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bellingham is 49% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Bellingham median earnings by income bracket

Bellingham employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.4%0.5%
Manufacturing sector12.4%2.6%
Financial & insurance services2.4%4.0%
Wholesale & retail services19.0%15.8%
Public administration4.1%3.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%2.2%
Education, health & social services16.4%39.4%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Geneva, WA2,429$81,90553%
Sudden Valley, WA6,749$76,46443%
Nooksack, WA1,565$65,36822%
Alger, WA164$62,60417%
Lynden, WA12,579$59,02110%
Bellingham, WA82,080$42,44021%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Warwick, RI82,065$62,80317%
Troy, MI82,106$84,32558%
Longview, TX82,030$43,76718%
O'Fallon, MO81,978$78,63447%
Buena Park, CA82,191$68,88429%
Bellingham, WA82,080$42,44021%
Source: The Bellingham, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.