Income/capita 35%
Household income 48%
Unemployment 61%
IndexDowntown Business DistrictBellinghamWashington
Income per capita$19,476$25,756$32,999
Median household income$28,509$44,441$62,848
Median income owner occupied$0$71,831$79,796
Median income renter occupied$0$30,125$41,061
Median earnings male$18,504$24,561$41,953
Median earnings female$13,790$17,479$27,576
Unemployment rate1.8%5.1%4.3%
Poverty leveln/a22.2%12.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Downtown Business District is 35% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Downtown Business District is 48% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Downtown Business District is 61% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Downtown Business District is equal to the national average

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      Downtown Business District median earnings by income bracket

      Downtown Business District employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector8.0%2.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.6%0.9%
      Wholesale & retail services12.7%12.3%
      Public administration2.3%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.4%2.5%
      Education, health & social services28.3%39.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Edison, WA135$118,750115%
      Sudden Valley, WA6,818$80,63546%
      Alger, WA156$78,43842%
      Geneva, WA2,630$75,20836%
      Custer, WA448$70,42327%
      Bellingham, WA84,462$44,44120%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bend, OR84,416$55,6251%
      Edinburg, TX84,399$43,76021%
      Trenton, NJ84,559$34,41238%
      Riverview, FL84,590$66,49520%
      Champaign, IL84,672$45,19818%
      Bellingham, WA84,462$44,44120%
      Source: The Downtown Business District, Bellingham, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).