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Bellingham (/ˈbɛlɪŋhæm/ US dict: bĕl′·ĭng·hăm) is the largest city in and the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. It is the thirteenth-largest city in the state, with 85,146 residents in 2015 as estimated by the US Census, or sixth-largest by metropolitan area after Seattle-Tacoma, Spokane, the northern side of the Portland metropolitan area, the Tri-Cities, and Yakima. The boundaries of the city encompass the former towns of Fairhaven, Whatcom, Sehome, and Bellingham. Bellingham is the northernmost city in the contiguous United States with a population of more than 50,000 residents. It is acclaimed for its easy access to outdoor opportunities in the San Juan Islands and North Cascades as well as proximity to the cities of Vancouver and Seattle. It is also famous for the large quantities of Canadian tourists and shoppers who visit daily to take advantage of relatively cheap gasoline, airfare and other products.

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Tourism in Bellingham city in the state of Washington mainly thrives on the scenic locales like the nearby mountains and the island of San Juan. Most of the visitors here often pay a visit to the Fairhaven district for its pretty shops and restaurants. Bellingham is the capital of the Whatcom county and the Museum of History and Art has witnesses to the history of this region. Nature has blessed the region and its bounties are seen in the farmer’s markets held every Saturday in summer. In winter, you will see skiing activities in the Baker Mountain, while in summer, you can watch the whales swimming near the waters. There are plenty of museums and art galleries around town that preserve the artistic and historical traditions of the state.

 

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Facts and Stats for Bellingham*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bellingham

    Know the pollution level of Bellingham before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 2.94 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.82 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.82 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.09 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 13.64 (Very Low)
  • Bellingham: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bellingham for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bellingham.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 22.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.42 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.08 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Bellingham - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bellingham is 195.98 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.11 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.4 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 15.99 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.71 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.43 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 46.69 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.66 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 114.93 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bellingham

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bellingham

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.91 USD

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