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Bellingham has the 293rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Bellingham area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Bellingham has the 205th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Bellingham is below average at $46,120, and the median cost of a home in Bellingham is $287,100, which is above the national average. 40% of workers in Bellingham hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Bellingham. 59% of Bellingham workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 21% carpool, and 18% walk. People in Bellingham spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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WorkSource Whatcom Career Center serving Whatcom County

101 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225