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Overview

Introduction to Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue is a city located in King County in the state of Washington. Situated only 10 miles east of Seattle across Lake Washington, the city is considered a Seattle suburb. Bellevue is surrounded by vast wilderness areas, including the rugged Cascade mountains to its east and the Olympic mountains further to the west, which helps explain the city's name, a derivation of a French term for "beautiful view." Interstate I-405 bisects the city, which is also serviced by I-90 and Washington State Highway 520. Bellevue is home to several high-tech companies and is adjacent to Redmond, home of software giant Microsoft Corporation.

First settled in the late 1860s or early 1870s, Bellevue soon became a popular location for the summer homes of residents of nearby Seattle. The region's towering evergreens eventually gave way to agriculture, and throughout the first half of the 20th century Bellevue was dominated by an abundance of farms best known for strawberries and blueberries. When the first floating bridge across Lake Washington was completed in 1940, Seattle suddenly became much more accessible and a suburban era which would influence the area for several decades was ushered in. Bellevue was incorporated as a city in 1953.

Attractions in and near Bellevue

Bellevue is home to many places of interest and within short driving distance to many more. The Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art houses one of the world's largest collections of dolls, covering two expansive floors with exhibits and over 1,000 dolls on display. The Bellevue Arts Museum, located in downtown Bellevue, is the Pacific Northwest’s principal center for the exploration of art, craft and design. The Museum places special emphasis on the work of regional artists. The KidsQuest Children’s Museum offers play and discovery areas, exhibits, educational activities and classroom space. The Bellevue Botanical Garden consists of 53 acres of display gardens, woodlands, meadows and wetlands. The Garden hosts the annual Garden d'Lights festival during the month of December, where numerous three-dimensional plant and animal sculptures made from bundled Christmas lights are on display in numerous nature-themed scenes. Several other attractions can be found nearby, including the following:

  • Pacific Science Center
  • Stevens Pass Ski Area
  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
  • Space Needle
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Museum of Flight
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • EMP/Science Fiction Museum

Bellevue is home to the Bellevue Blackhawks of the American Basketball Association (ABA). Several other pro sports teams are located just across Lake Washington in the city of Seattle. These include:

  • Seattle Mariners (baseball; MLB)
  • Seattle Seahawks (football: NFL)
  • Seattle SuperSonics (basketball: NBA)
  • Seattle Storm (women's basketball: WNBA)
  • Seattle Thunderbirds (hockey: WHL)
  • Seattle Sounders (soccer: USL A-League)

Demographics

People

Total Population136,718
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+69,355
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married57.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.1%
Median Earnings25+$64,363
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,207
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,471

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,483
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation12.6%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,629
Median House Value$608,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.8%
German10.4%
English8.4%
Irish6.9%
Italian3%
Norwegian2.9%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.2%
Russian2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Polish1.7%
African1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Danishn0.9%
Iranian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Arab0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Somali0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Bellevue Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98005, 98007, 98008, 98006, 98004
P.O. Box Zip Codes98009, 98015
Phone Area Codes425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.62
Approximate Longitude-122.16

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)

StationSEATTLE URBAN SITE
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 59 F
Jul Temp56 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches
StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaux Arts Village368$217,917
Clyde Hill3,197$203,438
Hunts Point461$195,833
Medina3,169$229,792
Mercer Island24,467$171,410
Yarrow Point1,149$250

Bellevue Hospitals

Overlake Hospital Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1035 116th Ave Ne
(425) 688-5000

Bellevue Public Schools

Bellevue High School
10416 Wolverine Way
ZIP: 98004
(425) 456-7002
High
Total Enrollment 1545
Chinook Middle School
2001 98th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98004
(425) 456-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1026
Clyde Hill Elementary
9601 Ne 24th Street
ZIP: 98004
(425) 456-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Enatai Elementary School
10615 Se 23rd Street
ZIP: 98004
(425) 456-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Bsd Voc Ed/career Educ Options
12111 Ne 1st Street
ZIP: 98005
(425) 456-4108
Career Education Options Reengagement Program
12111 Ne 1st Street
ZIP: 98005
(425) 456-4226
High
Central Educational Services
12111 Ne 1st Street
ZIP: 98005
(425) 456-4149
Other
Total Enrollment 89
Cherry Crest Elementary School
12400 N.e. 32nd St.
ZIP: 98005
(425) 456-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
International School
445 128th Ave Se
ZIP: 98005
(425) 456-6500
Other
Total Enrollment 568
Sammamish Senior High
100 140th Avenue Se
ZIP: 98005
(425) 456-7600
High
Total Enrollment 948
Woodridge Elementary
12619 Se 20th Place
ZIP: 98005
(425) 456-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Cougar Ridge Elementary
4630 167th Ave Se
ZIP: 98006
(425) 837-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Eastgate Elementary School
4255 153rd Avenue Se
ZIP: 98006
(425) 456-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Newport Heights Elementary
5225 119th Ave Se
ZIP: 98006
(425) 456-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Newport Senior High School
4333 Factoria Boulevard Se
ZIP: 98006
(425) 456-7400
High
Total Enrollment 1730
Odle Middle School
11650 Se 60th - Temp Loc.
ZIP: 98006
(425) 456-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 782
Puesta Del Sol Elementary School
3810 132nd Avenue Se
ZIP: 98006
(425) 456-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Somerset Elementary School
14100 Somerset Boulevard Se
ZIP: 98006
(425) 456-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Tyee Middle School
13630 S.e. Allen Road
ZIP: 98006
(425) 456-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 907
Bellevue Big Picture School
14844 Se 22nd Street
ZIP: 98007
(425) 456-7800
Other
Total Enrollment 343
Highland Middle School
15027 Ne Bel-red Road
ZIP: 98007
(425) 456-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
Jing Mei Elementary School
301 151st Place Ne
ZIP: 98007
(425) 456-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 176
Lake Hills Elementary
14310 Se 12th Street
ZIP: 98007
(425) 456-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Stevenson Elementary
14220 Ne 8th Street
ZIP: 98007
(425) 456-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Ardmore Elementary School
16616 Ne 32nd St.
ZIP: 98008
(425) 456-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Bennett Elementary School
17900 Ne 16th Street
ZIP: 98008
(425) 456-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Interlake Senior High School
16245 Ne 24th Street
ZIP: 98008
(425) 456-7200
High
Total Enrollment 1590
Phantom Lake Elementary
1050 160th Avenue Se
ZIP: 98008
(425) 456-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Sherwood Forest Elementary
16411 Ne 24th Street
ZIP: 98008
(425) 456-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Spiritridge Elementary School
16401 Se 24th Street
ZIP: 98008
(425) 456-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Sunset Elementary
4229 W Lake Samm Pkwy Se
ZIP: 98008
(425) 837-5601
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Tillicum Middle School
16020 Se 16th Street
ZIP: 98008
(425) 456-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 706

Bellevue Private Schools

Bellevue Montessori School
2411 112th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Bright Horizons-downtown Bellevue
505 106th Ave Ne Ste 100
ZIP: 98004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Chestnut Montessori School
10723 Ne 38th Pl
ZIP: 98004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Eastside Academy
1800 100th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98004
Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Sundance Preschool & Kindergarten Ii
537 102nd Ave Se
ZIP: 98004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
The Little School
2812 116th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98004
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
Academic Institute
13400 Ne 20th St Ste 47
ZIP: 98005
Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Brightmont Academy - Bellevue Campus
12360 Ne 8th St Ste 210
ZIP: 98005
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 4
Cedar Crest Academy - Bellevue Campus
308 118th Ave Se
ZIP: 98005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Cedar Park Christian School--bellevue Campus
625 140th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
Chestnut Hill Academy
13633 Se 26th St
ZIP: 98005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
Early World Childrens School
13831 Bel Red Rd
ZIP: 98005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Three Cedars Waldorf School
556 124th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 130
Bk Play Academy For Gifted Children
6236 122nd Ave
ZIP: 98006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Cougar Mountain Montessori
4442 158th Ave Se
ZIP: 98006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Emerald Heights Academy
3850 156th Ave Se
ZIP: 98006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart
4800 139th Ave Se
ZIP: 98006
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 392
Hillside Student Community School
5027 159th Pl Se
ZIP: 98006
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Kindercare 12415 Factoria
12415 Se 41st Pl
ZIP: 98006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Newport Children's School
12930 Se Newport Way
ZIP: 98006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Open Window School
6128 168th Pl Se
ZIP: 98006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 309
St Madeleine Sophie Catholic School
4400 130th Pl Se
ZIP: 98006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 171
Americas Child Montessori
14340 Ne 21st St
ZIP: 98007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Bel-red Bilingual Academy
15061 Bel Red Rd
ZIP: 98007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Bellevue Children's Academy
14600 Ne 24th St
ZIP: 98007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 408
Eastside Christian School
14615 Se 22nd St
ZIP: 98007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 242
Northern Lights Montessori School
14434 Ne 8th St
ZIP: 98007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
St Louise Parish School
133 156th Ave Se
ZIP: 98007
Elementary
Total Enrollment 448
Calvary Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten
16231 Ne 6th St
ZIP: 98008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Eton School
2701 Bel Red Rd
ZIP: 98008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 232
French Immersion School Of Washington
4211 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy Se
ZIP: 98008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
Jewish Day School
15749 Ne 4th St
ZIP: 98008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
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