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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bellevue use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bellevue‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Bellevue is a pretty powerful place. 62.06% of the adults in Bellevue have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bellevue's cultural character, accounting for 34.60% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bellevue is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.