Bellevue, Washington Population 2021

150,364
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Bellevue is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 150,364, it is the 5th largest city in Washington (after Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Vancouver) and the 176th largest city in the United States. Bellevue is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 22.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 122,363 in 2010. Bellevue reached it's highest population of 150,364 in 2021. Spanning over 38 miles, Bellevue has a population density of 4,494 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bellevue is $162,434 with a poverty rate of 6.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,947 per month, and the median house value is $809,200. The median age in Bellevue is 37.7 years, 36 years for males, and 40 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.2 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: 54.54%
  • Asian: 35.78%
  • Two or more races: 4.41%
  • Black or African American: 2.50%
  • Other race: 2.09%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
The current population of Bellevue, Washington is 150,364, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 147,064.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 122,363.

Bellevue, Washington Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,069,18044,6701.10%
20204,024,51044,6701.11%
20193,979,84044,6601.12%
20183,935,18049,6001.26%
20173,885,58069,2201.78%
20163,816,36076,7102.01%
20153,739,65064,4901.72%
20143,675,16062,8101.71%
20133,612,35053,5201.48%
20123,558,83054,9401.54%
20113,503,89054,6501.56%
20103,449,2400.00%

Bellevue Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78,76054.54%
Asian51,66835.78%
Two or More Races6,3684.41%
Black or African American3,6052.50%
Some Other Race3,0212.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native5060.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4750.33%
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Bellevue Population by Race

Bellevue Population Pyramid 2021

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Bellevue Median Age

37.7


Total

36


Male

40


Female

Bellevue Adults

There are 114,652 adults, (20,141 of whom are seniors) in Bellevue.

Bellevue Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bellevue Sex Ratio

Female

70,730

48.98%

Male

73,673

51.02%

Bellevue Population by Age

Bellevue Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bellevue Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.2%34.8%
All54.1%45.9%
Female50.4%49.6%
Male42.6%57.4%
Non Family37.2%62.8%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bellevue Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All58,1072.4654.1
Married32,9023.0565.2
Non Family19,7131.3437.2
Female3,8122.9950.4
Male1,6802.9742.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Bellevue Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7272.58%
9th to 12th Grade2,1742.06%
High School Graduate9,0068.53%
Some College13,19512.49%
Associates Degree5,9855.67%
Bachelors Degree38,58836.53%
Graduate Degree33,95932.15%
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Bellevue Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bellevue Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White56,41955,17137,110
Asian37,20535,46330,145
Hispanic6,2834,6392,162
Multiple Races2,6722,5611,687
Black2,4352,2221,256
Other Race2,0811,617498
Islander347316101
Native American28428422

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 81.02%.

Bellevue Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$78,666$99,900$53,647
Less Than High School$32,140$38,374$23,978
High School Grad$35,827$38,868$31,475
Some College$48,988$56,865$39,260
Bachelors Degree$86,836$109,443$53,161
Graduate Degree$106,500$125,558$84,993

$78,666

Average Earnings

$99,900

Average Male

$53,647

Average Female

Bellevue Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bellevue Language by Age

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Bellevue Language

57.51% of Bellevue residents speak only English, while 42.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 23.21% of the population.

Bellevue Language

Bellevue Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,4923,9745.56%
Asian51,6262,7475.32%
Hispanic9,9251,75517.68%
Black3,54168819.43%
Other3,00646815.57%
Multiple6,3393565.62%
Native48813026.64%

6.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.95%

Male Poverty Rate

7.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bellevue

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bellevue is Native, with 26.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bellevue is Asian, with 5.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.78%.

Bellevue Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.13%
High School16.29%
Some College8.16%
Bachelors or Greater3.08%

Bellevue Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.20%
Female Unemployed25.78%
Female Employed4.02%
Male Employed2.59%

Bellevue Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bellevue Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$120,456$162,434
Families$145,981$188,608
Married Families$160,882$203,414
Non Families$78,961$106,370
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Income by Household Type

Bellevue Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.1%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bellevue Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Bellevue Marital Status

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5,170

Number of Veterans

4,743

Male Veterans

427

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,582
First Gulf War992
Second Gulf War977
Korea616
World War II349

Bellevue Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,840
35 to 541,142
65 to 741,071
55 to 64704
18 to 34413

Bellevue Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,4726.88%
Asian3870.96%
2 or More1113.38%
Hawaiian9426.04%
Black682.35%
Hispanic600.84%
Other311.38%
Indian72.22%

Bellevue Veterans by Race

Bellevue Veterans by Education

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4.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bellevue Veterans by Education

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67%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bellevue Employment by Age

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Bellevue Employment by Race

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Bellevue Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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29.25%

Born in Washington

61.13%

Native Born

38.87%

Foreign Born

23.71%

Non Citizen

15.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.13% of Bellevue residents were born in the United States, with 29.25% having been born in Washington. 23.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bellevue Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021150,3641,1000.74%
2020149,2641,1000.74%
2019148,1641,1000.75%
2018147,0641,7911.23%
2017145,2733,5152.48%
2016141,7582,0011.43%
2015139,7573,4822.56%
2014136,2752,5871.94%
2013133,6881,6141.22%
2012132,0741,8781.44%
2011130,1961,8391.43%
2010128,35718,7881.60%
2000109,56922,6952.35%
199086,87412,9711.63%
198073,90312,7071.90%
197061,19648,38716.93%
196012,80911,80913.60%
19401,0000.00%

Bellevue Population by Year