Bellevue, WA
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Bellevue is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 139,820 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Bellevue is the fifth largest community in Washington.

Bellevue home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Bellevue real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bellevue is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bellevue is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellevue who work in computer science and math (17.94%), management occupations (15.06%), and sales jobs (11.06%).

Also of interest is that Bellevue has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Bellevue is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Bellevue, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bellevue. 62.06% 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 Bellevue in 2010 was $50,405, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,620 for a family of four. However, Bellevue contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bellevue is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bellevue home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bellevue residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bellevue include English, Irish, Norwegian, and European.

Bellevue also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.60%.

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