Bellingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Whatcom County, Washington. It is the twelfth-largest city in the state, with 80,885 residents at the 2010 Census. The boundaries of the city encompass the former towns of Fairhaven, Whatcom, Sehome, and Bellingham. Bellingham is acclaimed for its small-city flavor, easy access to outdoor opportunities in the San Juan Islands and North Cascades Mountains as well as proximity to the cosmopolitan cities of Vancouver and Seattle.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,530, and the median income for a family was $47,196. Males had a median income of $35,288 versus $25,971 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,483. About 9.4% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those aged 65 or over.
For more local information, visit…
City of Bellingham
Official web site for the city of Bellingham, Washington.
Bellingham/Whatcom County Visitors Guide
Travel info including recreation, the arts, whale watching, skiing, regional calendar and tourist services.
Bellingham Herald Daily
Local online newspaper.