Bellaire is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 18,797 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 97.72% 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 (21.25%), management occupations (19.52%), and sales jobs (8.94%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Bellaire telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.21% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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. 79.58% 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 $94,466, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $377,864 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, Italian, and Polish.
In addition, Bellaire has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.75%).
The most common language spoken in Bellaire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.