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ZIP Code 98229

Primary City:Bellingham, WA (View All Cities)
County: Whatcom County
Timezone: Pacific (2:31am)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.7, -122.4
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98229

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98229. 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 98229. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98229, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 98229 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98229 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98229 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 single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98229 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 30,321
Population Density 617 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,600
Median Home Value $302,500
Land Area 49.14 sq mi
Water Area 5.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,493
Median Household Income $59,394

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8338499579761,4041,1379049289481,0001,0091,1421,053681444341272182
Female7918209288991,2999789439379921,0711,1821,2361,036733488374303251
Total1,6241,6691,8851,8752,7032,1151,8471,8651,9402,0712,1912,3782,0891,414932715575433

Gender

 Male 15,060 50%
 Female 15,261 50%
Gender

Race

 White 26,719 88.1%
 Black Or African American 344 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 354 1.2%
 Asian 1,010 3.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 50 0.2%
 Other Race 654 2.2%
 Two Or More Races 1,190 3.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner677661,3381,8052,2161,287774258
Renter8181,1247186453981648035
Total8851,8902,0562,4502,6141,451854293

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,319 51%
 Single Guardian 1,610 13%
 Singles 3,057 24%
 Singles With Roommate 1,507 12%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,953 72%
 Households with Kids 3,540 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male173166192152175145174182173195197200180185186187209177217270
Female156167148153145168166174167187194166188193163188189163196266
Total329333340305320313340356340382391366368378349375398340413536

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98229 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 98229 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 98229 real estate data, the median home value of $302,500 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 98229. Rentals in 98229 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98229 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 30,211 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 14 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 40 0.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 3 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 53 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,987 44%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,524 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,982 29%
 Households Vacant 1,107 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 285 26%
 Rented & Unoccupied 19 2%
 For Sale Only 197 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 41 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 406 37%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 159 14%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 71 2%
 1 Bedroom 776 18%
 2 Bedroom 1,360 32%
 3+ Bedroom 2,047 48%
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 $59,394 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 98229 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 98229 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 9,548 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,119 31%
 No Earnings 8,476 32%
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 9,548 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,119 31%
 No Earnings 8,476 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,136 81.5%
 Public transportation 550 3.7%
 Taxicab 20 0.1%
 Motorcycle 135 0.9%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 905 6.1%
 Worked at Home 1,151 7.7%
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 588 6%
 High School Graduate 4,084 39%
 Associate's degree 1,051 10%
 Bachelor's degree 2,897 27%
 Master's degree 1,176 11%
 Professional school degree 426 4%
 Doctorate degree 350 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,648 76.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 618 12.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 536 11.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98229

ZIP Code 98229 is in the Bellingham School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98229.

Carl Cozier Elementary School
1330 Lincoln St
Bellingham, WA 98229
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Geneva Elementary School
1401 Geneva St
Bellingham, WA 98229
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Kulshan Middle School
1250 Kenoyer Dr
Bellingham, WA 98229
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Wade King Elementary School
2155 Yew St Rd
Bellingham, WA 98229
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Bellingham School District
Montessori at Samish Woods
1027 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98229
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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