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Bellingham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Bellingham Census Designated Place had a population of 4,922 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bellingham is located at latitude 42.0915 and longitude -71.4757 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the Bellingham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 295 feet.

The Bellingham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377987) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bellingham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bellingham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Norfolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bellingham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bellingham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,922
Population in Households 4,917
Population in Familes 4,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 915
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,960
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,328
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,385 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 575 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $276,786
Average Home Value $295,263


Median Household Income $79,439
Average Household Income $91,825
Per Capita Income $36,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.38%
Households 0.18% 0.36%
Families 0.08% 0.3%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bellingham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bellingham to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 122 51st
Population Density1 # 166 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 114 54th
Median Household Income # 76 70th
Per Capita Income # 131 47th

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