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 91.85% 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 (17.86%), management occupations (15.84%), and sales jobs (10.67%).

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.

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 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 63.20% 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 $52,422, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,688 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, European, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bellevue's cultural character, accounting for 36.45% of the city’s population.

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