Income/capita 51%
Household income 46%
Unemployment 96%
IndexWestern Washington UniversityBellinghamWashington
Income per capita$14,735$25,756$32,999
Median household income$29,781$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$7,989$24,561$41,953
Median earnings female$8,410$17,479$27,576
Unemployment rate9.1%5.1%4.3%
Poverty leveln/a22.2%12.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Western Washington University is 51% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Western Washington University is 46% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Western Washington University is 96% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Western Washington University is equal to the national average

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      Western Washington University employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector8.0%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.6%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%21.6%
      Public administration1.0%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.9%0.2%
      Education, health & social services40.9%44.7%

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