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Fair Market Rent Prices in Bellingham, WA :
$707 $790 $1,028 $1,495 $1,811
Studio / Efficiency 1-Bedroom 2-Bedroom 3-Bedroom 4-Bedroom
0-BR 1-BR 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR
Expensive 40th Percentile Metro Area

Fair Market Rent prices in Bellingham are very high compared to the national average. This FMR area is more expensive than 94% of other FMR areas. Fair Market Rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Bellingham is $1,028 per month.

The previous year, rent for a two-bedroom home was $968 per month. This is a 6.2% increase year-over-year.

This FMR rate applies to Acme, WA, Nooksack, WA, Lummi Island, WA, Point Roberts, WA, Sumas, WA, Deming, WA, Custer, WA, Maple Falls, WA, Everson, WA, Blaine, WA and other cities within the region. The Metro Code or CBSA code for this region is METRO13380M13380.

Additionally, This Fair Market Rent (FMR) area Bellingham, WA MSA spans one county or city in Washington which is listed in the table below. Estimated population of Bellingham, WA MSA FMR area is 201,140 people based on 2010 Census data.

Compared to the rest of Washington, the Bellingham FMR area is more expensive than 83% of the state.

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What is Fair Market Rent?

Fair Market Rent is determined each fiscal year by the HUD and is used to set payment standards for federal housing assistance programs in Bellingham. Fair Market Rent is the 40th-percentile of typical rentals in a given region. Learn more

Median Rent Prices in Bellingham

To compute the 40th percentile of rent prices the HUD must determine the median or 50th percentile as well. 50th percentile rent prices are NOT fair market rents (unless otherwise noted as a 50th percentile designated region above). However, some home owners or rents may be interested in the median rent prices as well.

50th Percentile Rental Prices:
0-BR Studio / Efficiency $ 745
1-BR 1-Bedroom $ 832
2-BR 2-Bedroom $ 1083
3-BR 3-Bedroom $ 1575
4-BR 4-Bedroom $ 1907
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There is just one county (listed below) within the Bellingham, WA MSA FMR area (most regions, especially metro areas, cover multiple counties). This FMR area covers one metro area: Seattle - Tacoma.

County / Region Est. Population
Whatcom County, WA Metro 201,140
Zip Codes in Bellingham, WA MSA

There are 17 unique zip codes in this Fair Market Rent (FMR) area:

98220, 98225, 98226, 98227, 98228, 98230, 98231, 98240, 98244, 98247, 98248, 98262, 98264, 98266, 98276, 98281 and 98295

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