Income/capita 14%
Household income 20%
Unemployment 9%
Income per capita$25,756$32,999$29,829
Median household income$44,441$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$71,831$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,125$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$24,561$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$17,479$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level22.2%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bellingham is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Bellingham is 20% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bellingham is 9% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bellingham is 47% higher than the national average

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      Bellingham employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.1%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector12.7%1.5%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%3.3%
      Wholesale & retail services17.6%18.2%
      Public administration3.9%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.1%
      Education, health & social services17.4%38.9%

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      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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      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 Bellingham, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).