Bellevue, WA
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Bellevue is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 144,444 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 92.02% 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 (19.17%), management occupations (16.20%), and sales jobs (9.67%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Bellevue, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Bellevue is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bellevue a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bellevue is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bellevue area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bellevue. 65.52% 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 $59,007, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,028 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 German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.

Bellevue also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 38.03%.

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