Bellingham City PUMA, WA

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Population

212,738

1.43% growth

Median Age

36.9


Median Household Income

$56,419

4.08% growth

Number of Employees

97,762

2.07% growth

Median Property Value

$299,800

5.94% growth

About

In 2017, Bellingham City PUMA, WA had a population of 213k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $56,419. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bellingham City PUMA, WA grew from 209,729 to 212,738, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $54,207 to $56,419, a 4.08% increase.

The population of Bellingham City PUMA, WA is 79.8% White Alone, 9.02% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.04% Asian Alone. 12.4% of the people in Bellingham City PUMA, WA speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bellingham City PUMA, WA are Western Washington University (3,881 degrees awarded in 2016), Whatcom Community College (1,225 degrees), and Bellingham Technical College (912 degrees).

The median property value in Bellingham City PUMA, WA is $299,800, and the homeownership rate is 61.8%. Most people in Bellingham City PUMA, WA commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Bellingham City PUMA, WA is N/A per household.

Economy

The economy of Bellingham City PUMA, WA employs 97.8k people. The largest industries in Bellingham City PUMA, WA are Construction (6,457 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,916 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,647 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($128,568), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($101,968), and Petroleum refining ($92,480).

Median household income in Bellingham City PUMA, WA is $56,419. Males in Bellingham City PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,513. The income inequality in Bellingham City PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,419

2017 value

± $1,506

4.08%

1 Year Growth

± 3.22%

Households in Bellingham City PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $56,419, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,207 in 2016, which represents a 4.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$61,433

Average Male Salary

± $6,507

$44,513

Average Female Salary

± $5,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bellingham City PUMA, WA made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $64,079 ± $75,470

  2. White

    $44,985 ± $4,116

  3. Asian

    $42,318 ± $16,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bellingham City PUMA, WA workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Bellingham City PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Bellingham City PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $143,164, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $137,460 and $121,687.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Bellingham City PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bellingham City PUMA, WA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

97.8k

2017 Value

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 2.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bellingham City PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 95.8k employees to 97.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bellingham City PUMA, WA, are Miscellaneous managers (2,873 people), Retail salespersons (2,709 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,281 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bellingham City PUMA, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bellingham City PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,873 people), Retail salespersons (2,709 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,281 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Bellingham City PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fishing & hunting workers (15 times higher than expected), Urban & regional planners (8.2 times), and Miscellaneous plant & system operators (8.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bellingham City PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($256,390), Chemical engineers ($145,613), and Personal financial advisors ($120,451).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

97.8k

2017 Value

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 2.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bellingham City PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 95.8k employees to 97.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bellingham City PUMA, WA, are Construction (6,457 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,916 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,647 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bellingham City PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Bellingham City PUMA, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bellingham City PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Construction (6,457 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,916 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,647 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Bellingham City PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of Petroleum refining (15.1 times higher than expected), Fishing, hunting & trapping (12.1 times), and Aluminum production & processing (6.09 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bellingham City PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Software publishing ($128,568), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($101,968), and Petroleum refining ($92,480).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight with $37.2B and Gasoline and $28.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

N/A% of the population of Bellingham City PUMA, WA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Bellingham City PUMA, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Bellingham City PUMA, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bellingham City PUMA, WA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bellingham City PUMA, WA is home to a population of 213k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bellingham City PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bellingham City PUMA, WA is composed of 170k White Alone residents (79.8%), 19.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.02%), 8.59k Asian Alone residents (4.04%), 6.66k Two or More Races residents (3.13%), 5.86k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.76%), 1.99k Black or African American Alone residents (0.934%), 573 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.269%), and 170 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0799%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bellingham City PUMA, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (11,372 speakers), Russian (2,257 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (1,647 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

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Median Native-Born Age

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Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Bellingham City PUMA, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bellingham City PUMA, WA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Bellingham City PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    6,040 ± 1,881 people

  2. Mexico

    4,462 ± 1,623 people

  3. India

    1,411 ± 919 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bellingham City PUMA, WA was Canada, the natal country of 6,040 Bellingham City PUMA, WA residents, followed by Mexico with 4,462 and India with 1,411.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Bellingham City PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    170k ± 93

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    19.2k ± 1.47k

  3. Asian Alone

    8.59k ± 457

In 2017, there were 8.84 times more White Alone residents (170k people) in Bellingham City PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.2k Hispanic or Latino and 8.59k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bellingham City PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    11,372 speakers (5.81%)

  2. Russian

    2,257 speakers (1.15%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    1,647 speakers (0.842%)

12.4% of Bellingham City PUMA, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.81% of the overall population of Bellingham City PUMA, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.15% speak Russian and 0.842% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Bellingham City PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bellingham City PUMA, WA awarded 6,174 degrees. The student population of Bellingham City PUMA, WA is skewed towards women, with 10,099 male students and 12,987 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bellingham City PUMA, WA are White (4,427 and 72.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (434 and 7.14%), Two or More Races (380 and 6.25%), and Asian (305 and 5.02%).

The largest universities in Bellingham City PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Western Washington University (3,881 and 62.9%), Whatcom Community College (1,225 and 19.8%), and Bellingham Technical College (912 and 14.8%).

The most popular majors in Bellingham City PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (705 and 11.4%), General Business Administration & Management (193 and 3.13%), and General Psychology (180 and 2.92%).

The median tuition costs in Bellingham City PUMA, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,032 and $7,130 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 113 degrees awarded

  2. 180 degrees awarded

  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was General Business Administration & Management with 113 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bellingham City PUMA, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,881 degrees awarded

  2. 1,225 degrees awarded

  3. 912 degrees awarded

$4,032

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bellingham City PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Washington University with 3,881 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,661

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,513

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,661 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bellingham City PUMA, WA, which is 0.757 times less than the 3,513 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,427 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    434 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    380 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bellingham City PUMA, WA were to White students. These 4,427 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 434 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was $299,800 in 2017, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $283,000 to $299,800, a 5.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Bellingham City PUMA, WA is 61.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bellingham City PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Bellingham City PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$56,419

Median Household Income

± $1,506

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Bellingham City PUMA, WA grew to $56,419 from the previous year's value of $54,207.

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Housing

Property Value

$299,800

2017 Median

± $5,614

$283,000

2016 Median

± $3,870

In 2017, the median property value in Bellingham City PUMA, WA grew to to $299,800 from the previous year's value of $283,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bellingham City PUMA, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bellingham City PUMA, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

61.8%

2017 Homeownership

62.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.8% of the housing units in Bellingham City PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bellingham City PUMA, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bellingham City PUMA, WA have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in Bellingham City PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Bellingham City PUMA, WA was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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