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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataWashington

Social Statistics

Bellingham, Washington,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school23,346100.0
Nursery school, preschool8273.5
Kindergarten6132.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)4,88720.9
High school (grades 9-12)2,43610.4
College or graduate school14,58362.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over39,202100.0
Less than 9th grade1,3373.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma3,1548.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)9,02523.0
Some college, no degree9,39424.0
Associate degree3,3458.5
Bachelor's degree8,56621.9
Graduate or professional degree4,38111.2
Percent high school graduate or higher88.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher33.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over57,387100.0
Never married22,96140.0
Now married, except separated24,12042.0
Separated7391.3
Widowed3,5306.2
Female
2,8915.0
Divorced6,03710.5
Female
3,5146.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years493100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren16032.5
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over55,361100.0
Civilian veterans6,26111.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years15,112100.0
With a disability1,1487.6
Population 21 to 64 years39,244100.0
With a disability5,43813.9
Percent employed
54.2(X)
No disability33,80686.1
Percent employed
76.7(X)
Population 65 years and over7,886100.0
With a disability3,36542.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over63,389100.0
Same house in 199522,03034.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199539,50862.3
Same county
17,52027.6
Different county
21,98834.7
Same state
14,76123.3
Different state
7,22711.4
Elsewhere in 19951,8512.9
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population66,815100.0
Native60,72790.9
Born in United States
59,57589.2
State of residence
32,98149.4
Different state
26,59439.8
Born outside United States
1,1521.7
Foreign born6,0889.1
Entered 1990 to March 2000
2,5603.8
Naturalized citizen
2,6944.0
Not a citizen
3,3945.1
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)6,088100.0
Europe1,56525.7
Asia2,10834.6
Africa260.4
Oceania721.2
Latin America98716.2
Northern America1,33021.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over63,389100.0
English only57,20490.2
Language other than English6,1859.8
Speak English less than 'very well
2,4273.8
Spanish
2,0693.3
Speak English less than "very well"
9211.5
Other Indo-European languages
2,3383.7
Speak English less than "very well"
6121.0
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1,5632.5
Speak English less than "very well"
8291.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population66,815100.0

Total ancestries reported

74,978112.2
Arab2450.4
Czech13370.5
Danish8331.2
Dutch2,3283.5
English8,76113.1
French (except Basque)12,3573.5
French Canadian16250.9
German12,88019.3
Greek2580.4
Hungarian2820.4
Irish18,23612.3
Italian2,2333.3
Lithuanian1240.2
Norwegian5,0247.5
Polish1,2241.8
Portuguese1690.3
Russian6941.0
Scotch-Irish1,8582.8
Scottish3,0864.6
Slovak480.1
Subsaharan African1500.2
Swedish2,9134.4
Swiss3420.5
Ukrainian4990.7
United States or American2,9384.4
Welsh1,0011.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)890.1
Other ancestries15,44423.1
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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