Bellevue, WA

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2020 Population
146,145
1.21% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.6
0.265% 1-year decrease
2018 Poverty Rate
6.88%
6.62% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$129,497
7.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$887,700
9.7% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
76,263
0.128% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Bellevue, WA had a population of 146k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $129,497. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bellevue, WA grew from 144,403 to 146,145, a 1.21% increase and its median household income grew from $120,456 to $129,497, a 7.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bellevue, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (37.4%), White (Hispanic) (4.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.09%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.57%).

None of the households in Bellevue, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

76.3% of the residents in Bellevue, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bellevue, WA are Bellevue College (2,484 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Bellevue, WA was $887,700, and the homeownership rate was 53.3%.

Most people in Bellevue, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bellevue, WA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bellevue, WA is home to a population of 146k people, from which 76.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 39.3% of Bellevue, WA residents were born outside of the country (57.5k people).

In 2020, there were 1.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.7k people) in Bellevue, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 54.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.39k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

76.3%
2020 Citizenship
76.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 76.3% of Bellevue, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bellevue, WA was 76.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bellevue, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    69.7k ± 2.39k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    54.7k ± 2.02k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.39k ± 1.06k
7.36%
Hispanic Population
10.8k people

In 2020, there were 1.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.7k people) in Bellevue, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 54.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.39k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.36% of the people in Bellevue, WA are hispanic (10.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

39.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
57.5k people
38.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
56.1k people

As of 2020, 39.3% of Bellevue, WA residents (57.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bellevue, WA was 38.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,474 ± 257
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    951 ± 242
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    533 ± 174

Bellevue, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bellevue, WA employs 76.3k people. The largest industries in Bellevue, WA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (22,179 people), Retail Trade (9,223 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,821 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($127,047), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($122,201), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($120,238).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

76.3k
2020 Value
± 2,255
−0.128%
1 Year decline
± 4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bellevue, WA declined at a rate of −0.128%, from 76.4k employees to 76.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bellevue, WA, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (17,322 people), Management Occupations (12,515 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,957 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bellevue, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.3k
2020 Value
± 2,255
−0.128%
1 Year decline
± 4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bellevue, WA declined at a rate of −0.128%, from 76.4k employees to 76.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bellevue, WA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (22,179 people), Retail Trade (9,223 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,821 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bellevue, WA, though some of these residents may live in Bellevue, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$101,981
Median earning men ± $4,402
$58,283
Median earning women ± $6,010

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($139,007), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($129,622), and Manufacturing ($106,674).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($105,982), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($96,486), and Manufacturing ($90,451).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Bellevue, WA awarded 2,484 degrees. The student population of Bellevue, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 5,360 male students and 6,926 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bellevue, WA are White (1,048 and 46.6%), followed by Asian (470 and 20.9%), Hispanic or Latino (221 and 9.82%), and Two or More Races (211 and 9.38%).

The largest universities in Bellevue, WA by number of degrees awarded are Bellevue College (2,484 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bellevue, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,350 and 54.3%), General Business (141 and 5.68%), and Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (96 and 3.86%).

The median tuition cost in Bellevue, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,727 for in-state students and $9,118 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 12,286 students enrolled in Bellevue, WA, 43.6% men and 56.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,080 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,350 degree-majors awarded
  2. 141 degree-majors awarded
  3. 56 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bellevue, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,350 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Bellevue, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,484 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bellevue College with 2,484 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,011 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bellevue, WA, which is 0.686 times less than the 1,473 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,048 degrees mean that there were 2.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 470 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,727) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($231) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Bellevue, WA was $887,700 in 2020, which is 3.86 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $809,200 to $887,700, a 9.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Bellevue, WA is 53.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Bellevue, WA have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bellevue, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bellevue, WA is $129,497. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Bellevue, WA was Census Tract 249.02 with a value of $169,291, followed by Census Tract 249.01 and Census Tract 250.01, with respective values of $167,446 and $162,826.

Property

$887,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$13,642
$31,073
Median Property Taxes
±$1,025

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bellevue, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bellevue, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

53.3%
Homeownership
2020
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 53.3% of the housing units in Bellevue, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 249.02
  2. Census Tract 249.01
  3. Census Tract 250.01

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bellevue, WA was Census Tract 249.02 with a value of $169,291, followed by Census Tract 249.01 and Census Tract 250.01, with respective values of $167,446 and $162,826.

The following map shows all of the places in Bellevue, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$129,497
Median Household Income
± $4,165
58.3k
Number of Households
± 1,819

In 2020, the median household income of the 58.3k households in Bellevue, WA grew to $129,497 from the previous year's value of $120,456.

The following chart displays the households in Bellevue, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bellevue, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (57.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.5%)
  3. Public Transit (10.8%)

In 2020, 57.6% of workers in Bellevue, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.5%) and those who used public transit to get to work (10.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bellevue, WA have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.626% of the workforce in Bellevue, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bellevue, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bellevue, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bellevue, WA (9.76k out of 142k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bellevue, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.9% of the population of Bellevue, WA has health coverage, with 66.8% on employee plans, 6.95% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.503% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see 830 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.121% increase from the previous year (829 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 912 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 216 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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830 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in King County, WA

Primary care physicians in King County, WA see an average of 830 patients per year. This represents a 0.121% increase from the previous year (829 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in King County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.9% under 18 years, 24% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.09%
Uninsured
66.8%
Employer Coverage
6.95%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.503%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bellevue, WA declined by 10.7% from 4.58% to 4.09%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bellevue, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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