Bellingham, WA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 29,425 housing units in Bellingham. This represents a 33.1% growth from 22,114 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 29,256 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 169 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Bellingham is about 47.9%. Bellingham's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5%. Average household size is 2.23 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Bellingham were built after 1973.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.80%
One Bedroom17.60%
Two Bedrooms34.40%
Three Bedrooms29.10%
Four Bedrooms10.50%
Five Bedrooms or more2.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.34
Median year structure was built1970
Median Value of occupied units$156,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$151,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.12
Median year structure was built1976
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$554

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage8.40%
Home Equity Loan6%
Simple Mortgage54.10%
Debt Free31.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.7%