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Bellingham is a city in Whatcom County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the bay, which was named for Sir William Bellingham.
The latitude of Bellingham is 48.759N. The longitude is -122.486W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 71,289.
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17% of Bellingham residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bellingham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bellingham was $19,483, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Bellingham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Bellingham include Eldridge Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bellingham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $559. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,133.
Libraries in Bellingham include Bellingham Public Library, Fairhaven Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bellingham include Bellingham Herald
TV stations in Bellingham include KBCB, KVOS.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KZAZ.
Whatcom County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bellingham political report.
The average commute time for Bellingham workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bellingham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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