Bellaire is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 18,966 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bellaire is the 149th largest community in Texas.
Bellaire home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Bellaire real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Bellaire is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bellaire is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellaire who work in healthcare (18.95%), management occupations (18.22%), and sales jobs (10.56%).
Also of interest is that Bellaire has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Bellaire is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Bellaire is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bellaire’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Bellaire is a pretty powerful place. 80.89% of the adults in Bellaire have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Bellaire in 2010 was $99,253, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $397,012 for a family of four.
Bellaire is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bellaire home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bellaire residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bellaire include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
Bellaire also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.05%.
The most common language spoken in Bellaire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.