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Overview

Introduction to Bellevue, Nebraska

Bellevue, Nebraska, in Sarpy county, is 8 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Omaha metropolitan area with.

Bellevue History

The community began in 1822, when Joshua Pilcher of the Missouri Fur Company built a fur trading post in the area. The post later came to be known as Fontenelle’s Post, and was later purchased by Lucien Fontenelle in 1828. Early French Canadian trappers named the town Bellevue because of its picturesque beauty. Bellevue housed the Strategic Air Command’s headquarters shortly after the Second World War.

Bellevue and nearby Attractions

  • General Dodge House
  • Malcolm X Birthsite
  • Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens
  • Lake Manawa State Park
  • Great Plains Black History Museum

Things To Do In Bellevue

While at Belleview, one can visit museums like the RailsWest Railroad Museum, the Sarpy County Museum, the General Crook House Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. The city hosts the Riverfest every July. The Lauritzen Gardens and the Henry Doorly Zoo are some of the popular local tourist attractions.

Bellevue Transportation

Eppley Airfield Airport is the nearest airport.

Bellevue Higher Education

Students can pursue higher education at Metropolitan Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Iowa Western Community College, the University of Nebraska Medical Center or at Creighton University.

People

Total Population 54,067
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 27,171
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $35,125
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,040

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,533
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $852
Median House Value $135,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 16.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bellevue Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sarpy
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 68005, 68123, 68147, 68157
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.136
Longitude -95.89

Bellevue Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GLENWOOD 3 SW
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Station OMAHA EPPLEY AP
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station OAKLAND
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bellevue, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Capehart (68123)

La Platte (68123)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedar Creek 394 $72,031
La Vista 16,895 $70,023
Omaha 440,034 $64,360
Papillion 19,463 $90,264
Plattsmouth 6,475 $64,893
Ralston 5,997 $66,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bellevue Public Libraries

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Bellevue Public Library
1003 LINCOLN ROAD
Bellevue, Nebraska
(402) 293-3157

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Bellevue High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BELLEVUE WEST SR HIGH SCHOOL
402-293-4040
Serves 1,429 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

BELLEVUE EAST SR HIGH SCHOOL
402-293-4150
Serves 1,397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

C H A P SCHOOL
402-293-4930
A Special Education School
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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