Bellingham Facts

About Bellingham

The City of Bellingham, which is the largest and most populated city in Whatcom County, is at the center of a purely beautiful area offering a rich variety of recreational, educational, cultural, and economic activities.

Bellingham Stats

  • Population: 91,610​
  • Area: 30.1 square miles
  • Miles of bike lanes: 61.1
  • Miles of trails: 68.7
  • Travel distances
    • Canadian border: 21 miles
    • Vancouver, B.C: 52 miles
    • Seattle: 90 miles​​
  • Nearby cities:
    • Lynden population: 13,862
    • Ferndale population: 13,622
    • Everson population: 2,641
    • Sumas population: 1,757
    • Nooksack population: 1,678
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  • Notable People from Bellingham
    • Danny Abramowicz- former NFL wide receiver
    • Bob Arbogast- radio-television host and voice actor
    • Jon Auer – vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, a founding member of the Posies
    • Steve Baker- professional motorcycle racer and member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
    • Carlos Becerra- Carlos from Carspotting on Discovery
    • Billy Burke- television and film actor, Twilight, Zoo
    • Misha Collins- actor, Supernatural
    • Ramsey Denison- documentary filmmaker, editor
    • Ben Gibbard- lead singer for Death Cab for Cutie
    • Ryan Hietala-  professional golfer
    • Yolanda Hughes-Heying – IFBB professional bodybuilder
    • Anna Leader- award-winning poet and novelist
    • Jake Locker- quarterback for University of Washington and NFL’s Tennessee Titans
    • Cuddles Marshall- major league baseball player for the New York Yankees and St. Louis Browns
    • Dana Lyons- folk and alternative rock musician, author, environmentalist
    • Phillip McCracken – artist, sculptor, activist
    • Jason McGerr- drummer for Death Cab for Cutie
    • Doug Pederson- head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles
    • Jeff Ragsdale- author, activist, national game show champion
    • Taylor Rapp – NFL safety for the Los Angeles Rams
    • Roger Repoz – a major league baseball player
    • Ryan Stiles- comedian on Whose Line is it Anyway?, an actor on The Drew Carey Show and Two and a Half Men
    • Ken Stringfellow- vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, a founding member of the Posies
    • Hilary Swank – two-time Oscar-winning actress
    • Ben Weber- film and television actor
    • Christopher Wise – author
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