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ZIP Code 98225

Primary City:Bellingham, WA (View All Cities)
County: Whatcom County
Timezone: Pacific (1:53pm)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.74, -122.53
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98225

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98225. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 98225. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98225, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Bellingham, WA
Unacceptable:
Chuckanut, Fairhaven, Marietta

Stats and Demographics for the 98225 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98225 is located in northwest Washington and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98225 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98225 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 46,172
Population Density 3,678 people per sq mi
Housing Units 20,986
Median Home Value $287,600
Land Area 12.55 sq mi
Water Area 2.48 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 19,843
Median Household Income $35,765

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 29

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8748597452,2124,9682,3041,4361,2361,2141,2201,1541,2541,112690451337290344
Female8387697202,7985,0971,9311,3251,0771,0631,1691,1881,3721,176739509434480787
Total1,7121,6281,4655,01010,0654,2352,7612,3132,2772,3892,3422,6262,2881,4299607717701,131

Gender

 Male 22,700 49%
 Female 23,472 51%
Gender

Race

 White 40,189 87.0%
 Black Or African American 627 1.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 687 1.5%
 Asian 1,729 3.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 87 0.2%
 Other Race 945 2.0%
 Two Or More Races 1,908 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner957841,2471,5671,9881,082661327
Renter3,9572,9191,3761,3221,196502382438
Total4,0523,7032,6232,8893,1841,5841,043765

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,604 28%
 Single Guardian 2,218 11%
 Singles 7,695 39%
 Singles With Roommate 4,326 22%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 16,378 83%
 Households with Kids 3,465 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1771661711971881811641561701491531571431431231471495491,2441,242
Female1811711541561721521461451541371521491471351591271658031,5441,485
Total3583373253533603333103013242863053062902782822743141,3522,7882,727

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98225 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 98225 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 98225 real estate data, the median home value of $287,600 is high compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 98225 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98225 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 41,276 89%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 450 1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 458 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 3,543 8%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 445 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,404 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,347 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 12,092 58%
 Households Vacant 1,143 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 477 42%
 Rented & Unoccupied 37 3%
 For Sale Only 152 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 45 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 187 16%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 245 21%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 1,316 11%
 1 Bedroom 3,138 27%
 2 Bedroom 4,455 39%
 3+ Bedroom 2,617 23%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $35,765 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 98225 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 98225 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 98225 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,439 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 19,141 47%
 No Earnings 9,942 25%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11,439 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 19,141 47%
 No Earnings 9,942 25%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 16,308 70.8%
 Public transportation 1,505 6.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 92 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 3,788 16.5%
 Worked at Home 1,329 5.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 722 6%
 High School Graduate 4,869 39%
 Associate's degree 1,678 14%
 Bachelor's degree 3,285 27%
 Master's degree 1,039 8%
 Professional school degree 348 3%
 Doctorate degree 395 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,375 68.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 757 15.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 815 16.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98225

ZIP Code 98225 is in the Bellingham School District. There are 22 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98225.

Alderwood Elementary School
3400 Hollywood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Birchwood Elementary School
3200 Pinewood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Columbia Elementary School
2508 Utter St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Fairhaven Middle School
110 Park Ridge Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Happy Valley Elementary School
1041 24th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Larrabee Elementary School
1409 18th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Lowell Elementary School
935 14th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Parkview Elementary School
3033 Coolidge Dr
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Shuksan Middle School
2717 Alderwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Whatcom Middle School
810 Halleck St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Whatcom County Detention Center
311 Grand Ave 6th Fl
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Northwest Educational Service District 189 School District
Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Bellingham School District
Sehome High School
2700 Bill McDonald Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Bellingham School District
Options High School
2015 Franklin St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Bellingham School District
Home Port Learning Center
707 Astor St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Bellingham School District
Assumption Catholic School
2116 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cedar Tree Montessori
2114 Broadway
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Home Port Learning Center
707 Astor St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Private
Gardenview Montessori
3242 Firwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Blossom Childcare & Learning Center
2945 Douglas Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Explorations Academy
1701 Ellis St #215
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
St Paul'S Academy
3000 Northwest Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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