Bellevue, Kentucky

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Bellevue, Kentucky

Introduction to Bellevue, Kentucky

Bellevue, Kentucky, in Campbell county, is located 4 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Bellevue contains a population of approximately 6,480.

Bellevue History

The city of Bellevue derived its name from the French phrase "belle vue" which means beautiful view. The city was named after the plantation of Gen. James Taylor Jr. who was a Quartermaster General in the western US Army during the War of 1812. By 1890 the city was growing with grocery stores, bakeries, confectioneries, millineries, and doctors. Throughout the history of Bellevue, Fairfield Avenue has been its major commercial area. The city became famous for its white sandy beaches during the 20th century.

Bellevue and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Ancient
  • Grant Birthplace
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  • Fort Thomas
  • Newport Aquarium

Things To Do In Bellevue

Visitors can plan a trip to Taft Museum of Art. One can also enjoy the recreational facilities offered by local parks like the Withrow Nature Preserve, and Devou Park. Tourists interested in wild life may enjoy visiting the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Golf lovers can spend some time in Reeves Golf Course.

Bellevue Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.

Bellevue Higher Education

Xavier University, University Of Cincinnati, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College are a few educational institutions that offer higher educational facilities.

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High Points

Bellevue strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Bellevue Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bellevue Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Bellevue, Kentucky

Comparing Bellevue to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Senior Citizens 5 3
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 6
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8
Median Family Income 5 8
People Above Poverty 5 8
College Educated Adults 2 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 9
Short Commute Times 6 5
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 3
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Bellevue Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Campbell
Standard Zip Codes 41073, 41074
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.106
Longitude -84.478

Bellevue Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
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Bellevue Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,480 100%
Male 3,107 47.9%
Female 3,373 52.1%
Under 18 1,616 24.9%
18+ 4,864 75.1%
65+ 876 13.5%
Median Age 34.6
Average Family Size 3.07
White 6,376 98.4%
African-American 14 0.2%
Asian 22 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.3%
Other 8 0.1%
Mixed Race 38 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 57 0.9%

Estimated Bellevue Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,022
Growth -458
Growth % -7.1%

Bellevue Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 44.4%
US/American 12.9%
Irish 12%
English 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
Italian 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 1.9%
Dutch 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Polish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bellevue 6,480 $46,800
Covington 43,370 $38,307
Dayton 5,966 $38,339
Fort Thomas 16,495 $63,006
Newport 17,048 $32,858
Southgate 3,472 $53,365
Woodlawn 268 $58,571
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Bellevue High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 409 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

Bellevue Colleges

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