Zip Code 98229 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBellingham
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Whatcom
Secondary County: Skagit
Area Code360
Current Population:30321
Racial Majority: 80.87%
Public School Racial Majority:White 70.9%
Unemployment Rate:6.8%
Median Household Income$58190
Average Adjusted Gross Income$82940
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time22.7 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range279 - 1286 ft.
Area52 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)48.69320800, -122.40607900

Zip Code 98229 Description

Zip Code 98229 is located in the state of Washington in the Seattle - Tacoma metro area. Zip code 98229 is primarily located in Whatcom County. Portions of 98229 are also located in Skagit County. The official US Postal Service name for 98229 is BELLINGHAM, Washington. Portions of zip code 98229 are contained within or border the city limits of Bellingham, WA, Sudden Valley, WA, Alger, WA, and Geneva, WA. The area code for zip code 98229 is 360. 98229 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98229 is 6.8% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.3% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

The majority ethnicity residing in 98229 is while the majority ethnicity attending 98229 public schools is White. 35.7% of students in 98229 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 25493 80.87% 25734 -1%
 Black Or African American 154 0.49% 330 -53%
 Hispanic 3171 10.06% 1857 +71%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 464 1.47% 308 +51%
 Asian 997 3.16% 994 +0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 191 0.61% 49 +290%
 Other Race 72 0.09% 72 -60%
 Two Or More Races 977 3.25% 977 +5%

Zip Code 98229 Race/Ethnicity

 White 70.9%
 Black Or African American 2.3%
 Hispanic 14.7%
 Asian 3.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.9%
 Two or More Races 7.9%

Zip Code 98229 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population303210
Male Population49.70%
Female Population50.30%
Total Households12493
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$58190
Income Under $50K Per Year43.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year35.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year21.60%
98229 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 2Rick LarsenDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$303882
Average Real Estate Sale Price$306406
Current Unemployment Level 6.8%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.5%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2e - Eastern Puget Uplands
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 98229 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)30333538434851514640353240
Avg Max Temp (°F)42475258636873746860484358
Avg Precip (In.)6.514.444.683.732.912.641.771.72.664.167.467.4650.1
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Bellingham, WA
CBSA Type98229
CBSA Population200841
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours