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ZIP Code 98226

Primary City:Bellingham, WA (View All Cities)
County: Whatcom County
Timezone: Pacific (4:00am)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.8, -122.5
ZIP (~16 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98226

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98226. 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 98226. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98226, 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:
Bakerview, Silver Beach

Stats and Demographics for the 98226 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98226 is located in northwest Washington and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98226 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98226 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 41,235
Population Density 385 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,623
Median Home Value $291,000
Land Area 107.23 sq mi
Water Area 12.57 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 16,520
Median Household Income $55,952

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3051,2751,3071,5111,5781,4841,3301,2281,2351,3771,4141,3411,269907610480353299
Female1,1271,1351,2521,3441,4961,4981,2391,2501,3301,4341,5661,5521,332986663611540577
Total2,4322,4102,5592,8553,0742,9822,5692,4782,5652,8112,9802,8932,6011,8931,2731,091893876

Gender

 Male 20,303 49%
 Female 20,932 51%
Gender

Race

 White 32,616 79.1%
 Black Or African American 376 0.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2,722 6.6%
 Asian 2,372 5.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 142 0.3%
 Other Race 1,362 3.3%
 Two Or More Races 1,645 4.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1201,0221,6732,3142,5431,573994363
Renter8891,525937864638427364274
Total1,0092,5472,6103,1783,1812,0001,358637

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 8,243 50%
 Single Guardian 2,345 14%
 Singles 4,367 26%
 Singles With Roommate 1,565 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,624 70%
 Households with Kids 4,896 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male240245263280272251250245257231301270248257282271322299337323
Female197239214242212197242230254250240258245259274262266273269299
Total437484477522484448492475511481541528493516556533588572606622

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98226 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 owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98226 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 98226 real estate data, the median home value of $291,000 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98226. Rentals in 98226 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98226 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 40,923 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 36 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 72 0.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 36 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 168 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,319 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,283 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,918 34%
 Households Vacant 1,103 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 328 30%
 Rented & Unoccupied 24 2%
 For Sale Only 162 15%
 Sold & Unoccupied 46 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 294 27%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 249 23%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 173 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,292 24%
 2 Bedroom 2,366 43%
 3+ Bedroom 1,632 30%
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 $55,952 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98226 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 98226 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 12,133 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,429 31%
 No Earnings 11,270 33%
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 12,133 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,429 31%
 No Earnings 11,270 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 17,111 87.1%
 Public transportation 582 3.0%
 Taxicab 13 0.1%
 Motorcycle 41 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 649 3.3%
 Worked at Home 1,248 6.4%
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 1,424 10%
 High School Graduate 7,056 51%
 Associate's degree 1,401 10%
 Bachelor's degree 2,514 18%
 Master's degree 1,064 8%
 Professional school degree 226 2%
 Doctorate degree 227 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,764 75.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,222 16.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 649 8.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98226

ZIP Code 98226 is in the Bellingham School District. There are 21 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98226.

Visions (seamar Youth Center)
1603 East Illinois St
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Bellingham School District
Meridian Parent Partnership Program
214 West Laurel Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Meridian School District
Roosevelt Elementary School
2900 Yew St
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Silver Beach Elementary School
4101 Academy St
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Sunnyland Elementary School
2800 James St
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Northern Heights Elementary Schl
4000 Magrath Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Cordata Elementary School
4420 Aldrich Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Irene Reither Primary School
954 East Hemmi Rd
Everson, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Meridian School District
Meridian Special Programs
214 West Laurel Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Meridian School District
Harmony Elementary
5060 Sand Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mount Baker School District
Lummi Tribal School System
2334 Lummi View Dr
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lummi Tribal School System School District
Squalicum High School
3773 East McLeod Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Bellingham School District
Meridian High School
194 West Laurel Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Meridian School District
Lummi High School
2334 Lummi Shore Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lummi High School District
Bellingham Christian School
1600 E Sunset Dr
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Bridgeway Christian Academy
858 W Smith Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Wheels of Life
2738 Orleans St
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Whatcom Day Academy
5217 Northwest Dr
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Whatcom Hills Waldorf School
941 Austin St
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Lynden Christian School Evergreen Campus
567 E Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Baker View Christian School
5353 Waschke Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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