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Bell Hill, Washington

Coordinates: 48°3′53″N 123°5′36″W / 48.06472°N 123.09333°W / 48.06472; -123.09333
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Bell Hill, Washington
Location of Bell Hill, Washington
Location of Bell Hill, Washington
Coordinates: 48°3′53″N 123°5′36″W / 48.06472°N 123.09333°W / 48.06472; -123.09333[1]
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.65 sq mi (6.86 km2)
 • Land2.65 sq mi (6.86 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,037 ft (316 m)
 • Total875
 • Density330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code360
FIPS code53-05245[3]
GNIS feature ID1852938[4]

Bell Hill is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The population was 875 at the 2020 census,[5] up from 837 at the 2010 census.[6] Located just south of the city of Sequim, Bell Hill has become a fast-growing destination for the very wealthy, with a high population of Californians who found success in high tech businesses.[citation needed] Although Sequim is not affluent, it is known for its low levels of rain, a quality that has made Bell Hill very attractive. Bell Hill gets somewhat more precipitation than Sequim but is drier than most western Washington areas.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Bell Hill ranks 21st of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank achieved in Clallam County.



Bell Hill is located in eastern Clallam County and is bordered to the north by the city of Sequim. The community is named for the hill that it sits on, which rises to an elevation of over 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, or more than 800 feet (240 m) above the center of Sequim. Bell Hill actually has two peaks, or hillocks. The Eastern hillock is approximately 950 feet (290 m) above sea level. The Western hillock is relatively exposed, while the eastern hillock is forested with Douglas fir and Pacific madrone (madrone).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Bell Hill CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2), all land.[6]


Historical population

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 731 people, 325 households, and 259 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 262.4 people per square mile (101.2/km2). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 124.6/sq mi (48.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.21% White, 1.50% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 325 households, out of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.46.

In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 13.8% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 13.8% from 25 to 44, 36.3% from 45 to 64, and 33.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,442, and the median income for a family was $85,595. Males had a median income of $42,083 versus $25,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $35,568. About 5.3% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "Bell Hill WA ZIP Code". zipdatamaps.com. 2023. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Census Bureau profile: Bell Hill, Washington". United States Census Bureau. May 2023. Retrieved May 10, 2024.
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bell Hill CDP, Washington". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 26, 2015.[dead link]