Bellevue, WA
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Living in Bellevue


Bellevue is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 147,599 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 92.05% 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 (20.21%), management occupations (15.79%), and sales jobs (8.98%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Bellevue telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.76% 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.

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.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bellevue, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bellevue is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.55% 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 Bellevue in 2010 was $63,115, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,460 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, English, Irish, European, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bellevue's cultural character, accounting for 37.87% 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.