Bellaire, TX
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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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bellaire. 79.58% 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 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.