About Bellingham

On the shores of Bellingham Bay with Mount Baker as its backdrop, Bellingham is the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border. The City of Bellingham, which serves as the county seat of Whatcom County, is at the center of a uniquely picturesque area offering a rich variety of recreational, cultural, educational and economic activities.

Quick Stats:

  • Population of 88,500

  • Area: 30.1 square miles

  • 21 miles away from the Canadian border

  • 52 miles from Vancouver, B.C.

  • 90 miles from Seattle, WA

  • 61.1 Miles of bike lanes

  • 68.7 Miles of trails

Bellingham Public School district is made up of over 11,000 students. On average, these teachers in the Bellingham Public Schools district has 13 years of experience. The district official is Greg Baker. Bellingham Public Schools spends $8,177 per year per student .