Bellaire is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 18,971 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.
A relatively large number of people in Bellaire telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.83% 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". 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.
Because of many things, Bellaire is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bellaire really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bellaire perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bellaire. 80.89% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Bellaire in 2018 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bellaire's cultural character, accounting for 22.05% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bellaire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.