Bellaire, TX
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Bellaire is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 18,518 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 96.81% 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 (18.45%), management occupations (15.48%), and business and financial occupations (10.31%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Bellaire has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Bellaire is also a city of artists. Bellaire has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bellaire’s character.

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 7.37% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bellaire a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bellaire has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bellaire’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bellaire, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bellaire is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 77.52% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bellaire in 2010 was $78,524, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,096 for a family of four.

Bellaire is a very 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. Bellaire also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bellaire include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

In addition, Bellaire has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.91%).

The most common language spoken in Bellaire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.