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Ferndale bumps Lynden to take rank of 2nd largest Whatcom County city according to population estimate

FERNDALE, Wash. — City of Ferndale Mayor Greg Hansen took to video today to celebrate a 2021 population estimate that ranks Ferndale as the 2nd largest city in Whatcom County, displacing Lynden for the first time.

Town/City2021 estimated population
All of Whatcom County228,700
Bellingham90,620
Ferndale15,270
Lynden15,110
Blaine5,700

The Washington Office of Financial Management (OFM) annually determine the populations of all cities and towns of the state. These estimates are important to local governments because they are used in state program administration and in the allocation of selected state revenues.

Looking at the most recent estimate (April 1, 2021), other noteworthy changes between the 2020 and 2021 annual estimates include all of Whatcom County growing by 700 and Bellingham declining by nearly 1,000.

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