Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue: The most populous city in Washington. It is located across Lake Washington from Seattle. Bellevue is known for its many technology companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Microsoft campus and the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

About

Bellevue is a city located in the county of King in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 122,363 and a population density of 1,401 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 148,073 inhabitants.

The city was created 155 years ago in 1868.

Bellevue is a city located 10 miles east of downtown Seattle in King County, Washington. With over 148,000 residents, it is the fifth largest city in Washington state. Bellevue serves as a major economic and retail hub in the Greater Seattle Area.

History

Prior to European settlement, the area around Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish was inhabited by Native American tribes like the Duwamish and Snoqualmie. White settlers began homesteading in Bellevue in the 1860s.

Bellevue was incorporated as a city in 1953. Its early growth was fueled by the establishment of large companies like Boeing, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Expedia.

Economy and Business

Bellevue has emerged as a center for the high-tech industry and corporate headquarters. Major business centers include the Bellevue CBD and BelRed district.

The Bellevue Collection is a large upscale shopping center that drives retail and tourism. Bellevue College provides education and skills training.

Attractions and Activities

Bellevue is renowned for its beautiful parks and nature areas. Top attractions include:

  • Bellevue Botanical Garden and Kelsey Creek Farm
  • Meydenbauer Beach Park and the Downtown Bellevue Park & Art Walk
  • The Bellevue Aquatic Center and Northwest Permanente Pavilion sports center

Bellevue provides vibrant economic opportunity alongside nature escapes, cultural diversity, and nationally-ranked schools.

Conclusion

In summary, Bellevue has grown into one of Washington state's largest and most affluent cities - an Eastside twin city to Seattle across Lake Washington.

Bellevue locator map
Location of Bellevue on Washington map.

Quick Facts about Bellevue

Population : 148,073 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : King County
Different from : Bellevue, Bellevue, Bellevue
Postal code : 98004–98009
Phone Area Codes : 425
Area : 87.36 km2
Official name : Bellevue
Altitude : 279 feet / 85, 26 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1869 (155 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−08:00
Local time : 10:20:55 (1st March 2024)
Density : 1,695 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.36% (2010-2020)
Aerial Bellevue Washington November 2011 image
Aerial Bellevue Washington November 2011
Aerial Bellevue Washington November 2011 image

Geography

Bellevue is located at 47°36'37"N 122°12'2"W (47.6103800, -122.2006800).

Bellevue map

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Demographics

The population of Bellevue increased by 17.36% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 122,363 - census
2011 130,196 6.02% estimation process
2012 132,074 1.42% estimation process
2013 133,688 1.21% estimation process
2014 136,275 1.9% estimation process
2015 139,757 2.49% estimation process
2016 141,758 1.41% estimation process
2017 145,273 2.42% estimation process
2018 147,064 1.22% estimation process
2019 148,164 0.74% estimation process
2020 148,073 -0.06% estimation process

Bellevue zip code is 98004. County name: King, County fips: 53033

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People born in Bellevue (65)

People born in Bellevue, including actor Peter Horton, Olympic alpine skier Libby Ludlow, volleyball player Courtney Thompson, .

List

  • Becca Gardner (American actress) she was born in 04/03/1990
  • Michael Brantley (American baseball player) he was born in 15/05/1987
  • Stefano Langone (American singer) he was born in 27/02/1989
  • Mike Jacoby (American snowboarder) he was born in 20/05/1969
  • Travis Stevens (American judoka) he was born in 28/02/1986
  • Megan Hilty (American musical theatre actress) she was born in 29/03/1981
  • Cathrine Kraayeveld (American basketball player) she was born in 30/09/1981
  • Danielle Petty (American actress) she was born in 07/06/1970
  • David DeCastro (American football player, offensive lineman) he was born in 11/01/1990
  • Evan Meek (American baseball player) he was born in 12/05/1983
  • Matt Hague (baseball player) he was born in 20/08/1985
  • Matt Tuiasosopo (Major League Baseball player in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization) he was born in 10/05/1986
  • Reggie Jones (American football Player) he was born in 15/03/1986
  • Matthew Brown (American baseball player) he was born in 08/08/1982
  • Ankur Jain (philanthropist and entrepreneur) he was born in 10/02/1990
  • Brad Sutterfield (professional golfer, college golf coach) he was born in 23/02/1969
  • Chance Fry (American soccer player-coach) he was born in 29/06/1964
  • Chrissy Hughes (figure skater) she was born in 21/07/1990

Schools in Bellevue

College & universities near Bellevue, WA

Code Name City ZIP
234669 Bellevue College Bellevue (WA) 98007-6484
487603 Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies Kirkland (WA) 98033
236133 Northwest University Kirkland (WA) 98083-0579
236948 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle (WA) 98195-4550
236513 Seattle Central College Seattle (WA) 98122

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bellevue, WA

Code Name Address Type
SEA King Street Station 303 South Jackson Street RAIL
SVF Seattle (Ferry - Pier 69), Washington 2701 Alaskan Way OTHER
TUK Tukwila station 7301 South 158th St. RAIL
EDM Edmonds station 211 Railroad Ave. RAIL
MEW Monroe, Washington 118 North Lewis St., Suite 112 BUS

Post offices near Bellevue

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bellevue Way Carrier Annex Post Office Bellevue (WA) 98004
Bellevu Post Office Bellevue (WA) 98005
Medina Post Office Medina (WA) 98039
Bellevue Carrier Annex Post Office Bellevue (WA) 98005
Midlak Post Office Bellevue (WA) 98006

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Other cities in King County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in King County , WA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Seattle 769,714 The eighteenth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Seattle metropolitan area.
Kent 130,676 The fourth most populous city in King County, Washington.
Renton 101,494 The second most populous city in King County, Washington.
Federal Way 96,307 A city in King County, Washington.
Kirkland 95,431 A city in King County, Washington.
Auburn 81,024 The second most populous city in Pierce County, Washington.
Redmond 72,507 The second most populous city in King County, Washington.
Sammamish 65,960 Town
Shoreline 58,197 Town in Washington
Burien 51,268 Town in Washington, United States
Bothell 47,524 A city in King County, Washington.
Issaquah 39,681 A city in King County, Washington.
West Lake Sammamish 33,929 Census designated place
Des Moines 32,389 City in Washington
SeaTac 28,904 Airport in SeaTac, Washington, USA
Maple Valley 27,544 City in King County, Washington, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Bellevue distances to largest Washington cities