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Bellingham
Location of Bellingham, Minnesota
Location of Bellingham, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lac qui Parle
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,050 ft (320 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 168
 • Estimate 
(2019)
150
 • Density 387.60/sq mi (149.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56212
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-04960
GNIS feature ID 0639896

Bellingham is a city in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 168 at the 2010 census.

History

Bellingham was platted in 1887, and named for Robert Bellingham, the owner of the original town site. A post office has been in operation at Bellingham since 1887.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 166
1900 380 128.9%
1910 359 −5.5%
1920 405 12.8%
1930 375 −7.4%
1940 456 21.6%
1950 388 −14.9%
1960 327 −15.7%
1970 263 −19.6%
1980 290 10.3%
1990 247 −14.8%
2000 205 −17.0%
2010 168 −18.0%
2019 (est.) 150 −10.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 168 people, 82 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 420.0 inhabitants per square mile (162.2/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 265.0 per square mile (102.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 82 households, of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the city was 53.8 years. 16.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.8% were from 25 to 44; 35.6% were from 45 to 64; and 29.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

Education

It is within the Ortonville School District. In 2009 the Bellingham School District merged into the Ortonville district. Under Minnesota law it was a consolidaation.

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