Western Washington University

Western Washington University

The historic homes and updated remodels around the school.

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Welcome to Western Washington University

Founded in 1893, WWU is regarded as one of the top comprehensive regional universities in the West and serves more than 16,000 students. WWU is home to the nation’s oldest environmental college, highly rated business, science, and engineering programs, and more than 170 additional programs in education, humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts.

Citizens of Bellingham enjoy access to Western’s facilities and beautiful open spaces, including its nationally acclaimed outdoor sculpture collection, award-winning theatre and music performances, lectures, concerts, and nationally-ranked NCAA Division II Athletics. Approximately 4,000 students live on campus in the University’s Residence Halls.

Attributes

  • Higher education, family and community events, surrounded by cozy homes

Key Details

What to Expect

  • Young adventurous academics and events.

The Lifestyle

  • Strong sense of community and togetherness.

Unexpected Appeal

  • Folks in the Fall and Quiet Summers.

You'll Fall In Love With

  • The historic homes and updated remodels around the school.

Overview for Western Washington University, WA

50,046 people live in Western Washington University, where the median age is 30.7 and the average individual income is $34,601. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

50,046

Total Population

30.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$34,601

Average individual Income

Around Western Washington University, WA

There's plenty to do around Western Washington University, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

26
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
58
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Maniac Coffee Roasters, Cafe Velo, and Stella Sopra Italian.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.09 miles 43 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.13 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Western Washington University, WA

Western Washington University has 21,943 households, with an average household size of 2.09. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Western Washington University do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 50,046 people call Western Washington University home. The population density is 3,981.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

50,046

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

30.7

Median Age

49.35 / 50.65%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
21,943

Total Households

2.09

Average Household Size

$34,601

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Western Washington University, WA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Western Washington University. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Columbia Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Happy Valley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Parkview Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Home Port Learning Center
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Birchwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Fairhaven Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Bellingham Re-Engagement Program
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Meridian Impact Re-Engagement
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Assumption Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Cascades Montessori Middle
PRIVATE
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Sunnyland Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Whatcom Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Alderwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lowell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Bellingham Family Partnership Program
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Whatcom County Detention Center
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
Independence High School
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available

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