Whatcom County, Washington

county in the state of Washington, United States

Whatcom County is a county in Washington in the United States. The county seat is Bellingham.[1] At the 2020 census, 226,847 people lived there.[2]

Whatcom County
Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham
Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham
Map of Washington highlighting Whatcom County
Location within the U.S. state of Washington
Map of the United States highlighting Washington
Washington's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 48°50′N 121°54′W / 48.83°N 121.9°W / 48.83; -121.9
Country United States
State Washington
FoundedMarch 9, 1854
Named forChief Whatcom
Largest cityBellingham
 • Total2,503 sq mi (6,480 km2)
 • Land2,107 sq mi (5,460 km2)
 • Water397 sq mi (1,030 km2)  16%
 • Total226,847
 • Density103/sq mi (40/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional district2nd

References change

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  2. "QuickFacts: Whatcom County, Washington". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.