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Retire To Bellingham, WA
City Report

Bellingham, Washington is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.


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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington


Bellingham Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2016 (est.)
Bellingham Metro Area blank blank blank 216,800
Bellingham 52,179 67,171 80,885 87,574



Bellingham
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2017 .$363,3692.6%
Dec $395,246 . .
Nov $385,662 . .
Oct $366,886 . .
Sep $320,404 . .
Jul $344,422 . .
Jun $347,014 . .
May $398,709 . .
Apr $382,422 . .
Mar $329,345 . .
Feb $336,178 . .
Jan $352,007 . .
2016 .$354,2138.3%
2015 .$327,0075.8%
2014 .$309,1222.9%
2013 . $300,367 4.0%
2012 . $288,864 -1.2%
2011 . $292,337 -4.8%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2017)
. Bellingham GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $363,369 $398,000
Nearest Big City Seattle na
Home Sales Price in Seattle $530,000 $343,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 55% of Seattle home prices 94%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2017)
. Bellingham GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $363,369 $398,000
Monthly Rent $1,495 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 16.3 times the annual rent 17.9



Bellingham
Cost of Living (2018)
104% GPTR 99 City Average
107%



Bellingham Taxes
(2018)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 9.2% -- 47* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 109 days 34* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the lowest taxes



Bellingham Building Permits
(single family homes)
2016 195
2015 140
2014 135
2013 144
2012 106
2011 78
2010 59



Bellingham Interactive Maps


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