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Bellevue is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named after Bellevue, Indiana.

The latitude of Bellevue is 47.610N. The longitude is -122.199W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 112,344.


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Median household income
Local
$62,338
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bellevue demographic reports
Bellevue is on Meydenbauer Bay.
The first non-native inhabitants arrived in the area in the late 1860s.

Farms and a few mills made up the majority of community at the end of the 19th century.

Bellevue was a berry-growing center at the beginning of the 20th century.

In 1939, the first bridge spanning Lake Washington was opened, helping to spur development.

In 1953, Bellevue incorporated, as a city.

Public transportation: (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 164. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Seattle's Best Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Aki Matsuri Japanese Fall Festival - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Strawberry Festival - June 23-24, 2007
  • Bellevue Festival of the Arts - July 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bellevue web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Mercer Slough Nature Park, Wilburton Hill Park, Bridle Trails State Park
Bellevue attractions: Bellevue Botanical Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, McDowell House, Winters House, Bellevue Arts Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 88
Municipal address:
11511 Main St.
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bellevue demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98005 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Bellevue residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bellevue ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bellevue was $36,905, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

54% of Bellevue residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bellevue, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $844.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,744.


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Libraries

Libraries in Bellevue include Bellevue Regional Library, Lake Hills Library, Library Connection at Crossroads, Newport Way Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in Bellevue include KWOG, KWPX.

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Politics

King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bellevue political report.

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Restaurants

Bellevue restaurants taking online reservations include Andiamo Bellevue, Daniel's Broiler - Bellevue, I Love Sushi, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bellevue, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, The Melting Pot - Bellevue, Trader Vic's - Bellevue ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Bellevue workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bellevue between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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