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Bellingham Washington Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Bellingham Washington metro area was $56,411 in 2016, the latest figures available. Bellingham median household income is $10,695 lower than the median Washington household income and $1,206 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Bellingham median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Bellingham are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Bellingham Washington

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Washington $67,106 +3.34% +11.51%
Bellingham $56,411 +1.26% +9.09%

Trends in Bellingham, WA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $56,411, the median household income for Bellingham was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Household Income: Bellingham, Washington, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Bellingham

Date US Washington Bellingham
2016 $57,617 $67,106 $56,411
2015 $56,480 $64,939 $55,711
2014 $54,398 $62,213 $54,406
2013 $53,838 $60,181 $51,712
2012 $53,701 $60,184 $53,792
2011 $53,879 $60,635 $54,944
2010 $55,093 $61,241 $54,974
2009 $56,180 $63,257 $52,006
2008 $58,000 $64,743 $52,536
2007 $58,736 $64,351 $53,835
2006 $57,677 $62,595 $52,138
2005 $56,832 $60,543 $54,381

Bellingham Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Bellingham was $74,460 in 2016. Compared to the median Washington family income, Bellingham median family income is $6,774 lower. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Bellingham will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Bellingham Washington

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Washington $81,234 +4.25% +10.46%
Bellingham $74,460 +0.04% +6.12%

Trends in Bellingham, WA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $74,460, the median family income for Bellingham was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Bellingham, Washington, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Bellingham

Date US Washington Bellingham
2016 $71,062 $81,234 $74,460
2015 $69,122 $77,926 $74,430
2014 $66,820 $75,218 $67,136
2013 $65,977 $73,541 $70,166
2012 $65,363 $73,109 $67,115
2011 $65,564 $73,217 $68,429
2010 $66,721 $74,117 $72,282
2009 $68,329 $76,471 $70,571
2008 $70,638 $78,589 $68,331
2007 $70,813 $77,144 $72,868
2006 $69,670 $75,835 $72,332
2005 $68,618 $73,835 $67,562

Bellingham Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Bellingham was $28,261 in 2016. Compared to the median Washington per capita income, Bellingham median per capita income is $7,023 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Bellingham will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Bellingham Washington

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Washington $35,284 +4.05% +11.64%
Bellingham $28,261 -4.22% +7.04%

Trends in Bellingham, WA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Bellingham is $28,261. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $30,597 and is now $2,336 (7.63%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,403 in 2013, real per capita income for Bellingham has now grown by $1,858 (7.04%).

Real Per Capita Income: Bellingham, Washington, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Bellingham

Date US Washington Bellingham
2016 $31,128 $35,284 $28,261
2015 $30,358 $33,909 $29,505
2014 $29,288 $32,281 $26,984
2013 $29,041 $31,604 $26,403
2012 $28,558 $31,215 $27,695
2011 $28,494 $31,236 $27,492
2010 $28,687 $31,224 $27,266
2009 $29,542 $32,270 $27,014
2008 $30,755 $33,679 $28,039
2007 $30,894 $33,601 $28,171
2006 $30,078 $32,553 $27,803
2005 $30,768 $32,768 $30,597