Bellevue is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 148,164 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 92.25% 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 (21.08%), management occupations (16.12%), and sales jobs (8.65%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Another interesting thing about Bellevue, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with 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. 68.68% 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 2018 was $66,192, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,768 for a family of four.
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, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bellevue's cultural character, accounting for 38.87% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bellevue is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.