Bellingham Whatcom County, Washington

Bellingham: City in, and the county seat of, Whatcom County in the State of Washington, United States

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Bellingham is a city located in the county of Whatcom in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 80,885 and a population density of 1,030 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 92,314 inhabitants.

The city was created 167 years ago in 1853.


Bellingham is located at 48°45'34"N 122°29'18"W (48.7595500, -122.4882200).


Bellingham forecast: Rain before 5am, then rain showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. more

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Bellingham Quick Facts

Population : 92,314 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : Whatcom County
Postal code : 98225–98229
Phone Area Codes : 360
Area : 78.57 km2
Altitude : 72 feet / 22 meters
Capital city : Bellingham is capital of Whatcom County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (167 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−08:00, UTC−07:00
Local time : 20:47:48 (7th May 2021)
Density : 1,175 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 12.38% (2010-2019)
Weather : 46℉ Light Rain 7-days weather


The population of Bellingham increased by 12.38% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 80,885 - census
2011 81,859 1.19% estimation process
2012 82,299 0.53% estimation process
2013 82,593 0.36% estimation process
2014 83,386 0.95% estimation process
2015 84,998 1.9% estimation process
2016 86,954 2.25% estimation process
2017 89,031 2.33% estimation process
2018 90,464 1.58% estimation process
2019 92,314 2% estimation process

Bellingham zip code is 98225. County name: Whatcom, County fips: 53073

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People born in Bellingham (97)

People born in Bellingham, including musician and record producer Daniel Anderson, actor, musician Billy Burke, Explorer of Antarctica Gerald Ketchum, you can see a list of people who born in Bellingham.


College & universities near Bellingham

Code Name City ZIP
234696 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham (WA) 98225-1599

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bellingham

Code Name Address Type
BEL Bellingham station 401 Harris Avenue RAIL
MVW Skagit Transportation Center 105 East Kincaid St. RAIL
STW Stanwood station 27111 Florence Way RAIL
EVR Everett Station 3201 Smith Ave. RAIL
EDM Edmonds station 211 Railroad Ave. RAIL

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Whatcom County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Whatcom County , WA.

City Name Population Title
Lynden 15,223 City in Washington, United States
Ferndale 14,897 City in Whatcom County, Washington, United States
Blaine 5,607 City in Whatcom County, Washington, United States
Everson 2,841 Small city in Washington
Nooksack 1,631 Small city in Washington
Sumas 1,534 Small city in Washington

Distance to Other Cities

Bellingham distances to largest Washington cities

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