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Bellevue, WA

Bellevue is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
142,242
Bellevue Population7
$
92,771
Median Income6
4.0
%
Unemployment Rate20
 

City Score

 

Population

Bellevue is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 25- to 34-year olds which grew by 32%

Age

38.1
Median Age7
19.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Bellevue residents are predominantly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 9.3% since 2010, while the Asian community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 63.0%

Race

69.1
%
Washington Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Bellevue is humid and rainy, but rarely hot or cold. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 32 days per year with almost no days above 90°F, but 156 days where there is at least some rain and an average humidity of 73%

Weather

43
%
Chance of Rain12
45
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature41

 

Housing

The average home value in Bellevue increased by 96% since 2010 which is 53% higher than the national average and 32% higher than the state average

Rent

$
2,950
Monthly Average13
36
%
Renters42

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Bellevue is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax and property tax 9% lower than the national average, but sales tax 46% higher than the national average.

Other

1.01
%
Property Tax24
10.0
%
Sales Tax22
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax24

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)43

 

Employment

Bellevue has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are T-Mobile and Paccar

Income

6.1
%
<$25,0006
46.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry20

 

Politics

Bellevue is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results44

Representatives

Mayor31 Lynne Robinson
Nonpartisan
House of Representative31 D. Adam Smith
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill, is 4.8 miles from the center of Bellevue, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division, is 22.7 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/University of Washington Medical Center, is 6.5 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical32 Yes
Decriminalized32 Yes
 

Safety

In Washington, 32.1% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 40.2% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks33
No
Permit to Purchase Law33

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Fun Facts

  • A hands-on, interactive children's museum that encourages learning through play with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art and math
  • The botanical garden's Garden d' Lights event is a festive wonderland light show held every November and December and features over a half-million lights placed throughout the area
  • Referred to as BAM, the Bellevue Arts Museum is a museum of contemporary visual art, craft, and design
 

Top Destinations

  • More than 37% of Bellevue residents were born outside of the United States, making it one of the country's most diverse cities28
  • Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, lives in Bellevue37
 

Recognition

#10 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche34
#61 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche35
#4 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche36
 

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