Bellingham, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bellingham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Bellingham Census Designated Place had a population of 4,979 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Bellingham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,979
Population in Households 4,974
Population in Familes 4,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 926
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $89,822
Average Household Income $100,452
Per Capita Income $39,743


Total Housing Units 1,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,397 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 572 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 1.0%)
Median Home Value $296,392
Average Home Value $320,011


Total Households 1,970
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,336
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.31% 0.32%
Households 0.2% 0.22%
Families 0.14% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2018 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 # 168 32nd
Diversity Index # 106 57th
Median Household Income # 69 72nd
Per Capita Income # 129 48th

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