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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataWashington

Economic Statistics

Bellingham, Washington,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over56,689100.0
In labor force37,63166.4
Civilian labor force
37,56366.3
Employed
33,70459.5
Unemployed
3,8596.8
Percent of civilian labor force
10.3(X)
Armed Forces
680.1
Not in labor force19,05833.6
Females 16 years and over29,433100.0
In labor force18,10661.5
Civilian labor force
18,10661.5
Employed
16,31455.4
Own children under 6 years3,881100.0
All parents in family in labor force2,21157.0
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over32,952100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone23,03469.9
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled3,84111.7
Public transportation (including taxicab)1,1933.6
Walked2,2316.8
Other means1,2403.8
Worked at home1,4134.3
Mean travel time to work (minutes)17.8(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over33,704100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations11,23733.3
Service occupations6,13918.2
Sales and office occupations9,56028.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations2570.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations2,5687.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations3,94311.7
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining3211.0
Construction2,1756.5
Manufacturing3,2109.5
Wholesale trade9542.8
Retail trade5,44616.2
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,2113.6
Information9112.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1,5604.6
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services3,1509.3
Educational, health and social services7,94223.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services4,03512.0
Other services (except public administration)1,8015.3
Public administration9882.9
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers25,42075.4
Government workers5,64916.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business2,5277.5
Unpaid family workers1080.3
INCOME IN 1999
Households28,012100.0
Less than $10,0003,92514.0
$10,000 to $14,9992,3898.5
$15,000 to $24,9994,47616.0
$25,000 to $34,9993,96214.1
$35,000 to $49,9994,53016.2
$50,000 to $74,9994,65416.6
$75,000 to $99,9991,8476.6
$100,000 to $149,9991,4505.2
$150,000 to $199,9994501.6
$200,000 or more3291.2
Median household income (dollars)32,530(X)
With earnings22,36079.8
Mean earnings (dollars)
42,139(X)
With Social Security income6,67323.8
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
11,594(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,1294.0
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,704(X)
With public assistance income8973.2
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,687(X)
With retirement income4,15614.8
Mean retirement income (dollars)
17,360(X)
Families13,969100.0
Less than $10,0009126.5
$10,000 to $14,9994963.6
$15,000 to $24,9991,64211.8
$25,000 to $34,9991,79812.9
$35,000 to $49,9992,54418.2
$50,000 to $74,9993,34023.9
$75,000 to $99,9991,44510.3
$100,000 to $149,9991,1708.4
$150,000 to $199,9993692.6
$200,000 or more2531.8
Median family income (dollars)47,196(X)
Per capita income (dollars)19,483(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers35,288(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers25,971(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families1,319(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)9.4
With related children under 18 years986(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.9
With related children under 5 years
603(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.5
Families with female householder, no husband present676(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)28.1
With related children under 18 years607(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)36.8
With related children under 5 years
364(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)61.9
Individuals12,854(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)20.6
18 years and over10,871(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.2
65 years and over
707(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)9.0
Related children under 18 years1,887(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.2
Related children 5 to 17 years
1,160(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.2
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over8,871(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)38.6
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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