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Welcome to Bellevue ...

The city of Bellevue is located on Puget Sound.

Bellevue is located in King County<1>.

The pronunciation of Bellevue: BEL-vyoo<2>

The community of Bellevue was established in 1869.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bellevue has a population of 148,074 people<3> (see below for details).

Bellevue is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bellevue lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Bellevue: 98004<5>

Websites for Bellevue ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bellevue had an population of 148,074 people. This is an increase of 21.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bellevue had a population of 122,363 people (which is 6.34% of the total population of King County). This makes Bellevue the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bellevue represents 1.82% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 122,363 people, the population of Bellevue increased 11.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 109,569 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bellevue.

Communities Also Named Bellevue ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Washington communities named Bellevue: This one is located in King County and the other is located in Whatcom County.

Beyond Washington, there are 52 communities that are also named Bellevue - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Prince Edward Island, Quebec (6), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bellevue.

Communities near Bellevue ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bellevue.

  • Seattle
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Kent
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent <6>
  • Renton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Sammamish
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Shoreline
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Burien
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Bothell
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Edmonds
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Issaquah
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Lynnwood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bellevue. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bellevue.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bellevue. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bellevue.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bellevue. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bellevue.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bellevue ...

Looking for more information about Bellevue? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bellevue, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bellevue.

The official website for Bellevue:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Bellevue. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bellevue.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bellevue - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bellevue). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bellevue or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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