Bellevue, Washington Population 2020

154,647

Bellevue is a city located in King County, Washington. With a 2020 population of 154,647, it is the 5th largest city in Washington (after Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Vancouver) and the 168th largest city in the United States. Bellevue is currently growing at a rate of 2.33% annually and its population has increased by 26.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 122,363 in 2010. Spanning over 38 miles, Bellevue has a population density of 4,622 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bellevue is $155,184 with a poverty rate of 6.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,855 per month, and the median house value is $737,000. The median age in Bellevue is 38.1 years, 36.2 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.0 males.

Bellevue is a city located in the state of Washington. It is located in King County, and it is the third most populous city in the Seattle metro area.

Bellevue Overview

Bellevue has one of the largest downtown areas in the state, and it is one of the wealthiest cities, as well. Bellevue has been named as one of the best places to live in the country, and it has also been named as a city that is one of the best for starting a business. Bellevue has also been named as one of the safest cities in the US. It is home to multiple corporate headquarters for companies including T-Mobile and Expedia.

Population Growth in Bellevue

Bellevue’s population continues to grow as it is one of the safest cities in the country, as well as one that holds plenty of job opportunities. Current estimates of the population show that the city’s population is already up by at least 12% since the 2010 US Census, indicating that the population growth won’t be slowing soon.

Bellevue Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bellevue was:

  • White: 54.50%
  • Asian: 35.40%
  • Two or more races: 4.75%
  • Black or African American: 2.76%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.26%
The current population of Bellevue, Washington is 154,647, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 147,599. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 122,363.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,049,15154,8941.36%
20193,994,25754,8941.37%
20183,939,36354,8941.39%
20173,884,46970,1001.80%
20163,814,36976,0531.99%
20153,738,31666,2491.77%
20143,672,06761,2291.67%
20133,610,83856,3541.56%
20123,554,48455,3801.56%
20113,499,10449,8291.42%
20103,449,2750.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77,51854.50%
Asian50,36035.40%
Two or More Races6,7604.75%
Black or African American3,9312.76%
Some Other Race2,9012.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3980.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native3740.26%

Bellevue Population Pyramid 2020

Bellevue Median Age

38.1


Total

36.2


Male

40.7


Female

Bellevue Adults

There are 112,869 adults, (20,134 of whom are seniors) in Bellevue.

Bellevue Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bellevue Sex Ratio

Female

70,071

49.26%

Male

72,171

50.74%

Bellevue Households and Families

Bellevue Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bellevue Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.9%32.1%
All56%44%
Female48.5%51.5%
Male42.4%57.6%
Non Family38.8%61.2%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All57,0542.4756
Married32,0323.0667.9
Non Family19,3881.3538.8
Female4,0372.9548.5
Male1,5973.0742.4

2.97

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bellevue Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4442.36%
9th to 12th Grade2,3362.26%
High School Graduate9,4739.15%
Some College13,04012.60%
Associates Degree6,3046.09%
Bachelors Degree38,27736.98%
Graduate Degree31,64530.57%

Bellevue Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White55,38954,09335,943
Asian36,07634,29128,644
Hispanic6,1224,7112,223
Multiple Races2,7222,6041,606
Black2,6462,4121,376
Other Race1,9971,550484
Islander29427744
Native American23623610

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$75,366$95,295$52,424
Less Than High School$26,393$29,460$21,866
High School Grad$35,850$36,512$32,412
Some College$45,193$54,959$36,802
Bachelors Degree$83,671$105,721$52,887
Graduate Degree$105,468$121,243$84,877

$75,366

Average Earnings

$95,295

Average Male

$52,424

Average Female

Bellevue Language

Bellevue Language by Age

Bellevue Language

58.02% of Bellevue residents speak only English, while 41.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 23.83% of the population.

Bellevue Poverty

Bellevue Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White70,4873,8325.44%
Asian50,3182,9105.78%
Hispanic9,7641,75617.98%
Multiple6,74367510.01%
Black3,89366717.13%
Other2,87941914.55%
Native37410427.81%

6.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.05%

Male Poverty Rate

7.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bellevue

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bellevue is Native, with 27.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bellevue is White, with 5.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.84%
High School16.00%
Some College8.48%
Bachelors or Greater3.36%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.91%
Male Unemployed21.49%
Female Employed4.50%
Male Employed2.59%

Bellevue Income

Bellevue Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$112,283$155,184
Families$138,472$181,627
Married Families$152,906$197,696
Non Families$75,262$98,623

Bellevue Marital Status

Bellevue Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bellevue Married by Age and Sex

Bellevue Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bellevue Marital Status by Race

Bellevue Veterans

5,385

Number of Veterans

4,825

Male Veterans

560

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,647
First Gulf War1,100
Second Gulf War932
Korea796
World War II374
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6757.30%
Asian3920.99%
2 or More1123.25%
Hawaiian7825.32%
Black742.30%
Hispanic620.89%
Other472.22%
Indian72.40%

$Bellevue Veterans by Education

3.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bellevue Employment Status

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Bellevue Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

30.06%

Born in Washington

62.13%

Native Born

37.87%

Foreign Born

22.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

62.13% of Bellevue residents were born in the United States, with 30.06% having been born in Washington. 22.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020154,6473,5242.33%
2019151,1233,5242.39%
2018147,5992,1481.48%
2017145,4513,5242.48%
2016141,9272,0091.44%
2015139,9183,4732.55%
2014136,4452,6221.96%
2013133,8231,6291.23%
2012132,1941,9231.48%
2011130,2711,9131.49%
2010128,35818,7891.60%
2000109,56922,6952.35%
199086,87412,9711.63%
198073,90312,7071.90%
197061,19648,38716.93%
196012,80911,80913.60%
19401,0000.00%