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Bellingham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Bellingham Census Designated Place had a population of 5,024 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Bellingham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,024
Daytime Population: Workers 2,521
Daytime Population: Residents 2,222
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,743
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 5,018
Population in Familes 4,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 934
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $85,744
Average Household Income $95,759
Per Capita Income $37,849


Total Housing Units 2,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,402 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 586 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 0.9%)
Median Home Value $282,645
Average Home Value $303,689


Total Households 1,988
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,347
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.53%
Households 0.35% 0.47%
Families 0.27% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 2017 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 Density # 164 34th
Diversity Index # 108 57th
Median Household Income # 63 75th
Per Capita Income # 129 48th

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