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Bellevue, Washington
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The location of Bellevue

Welcome to Bellevue ...

The city of Bellevue is located on Puget Sound.

Bellevue is located in King County.

The pronunciation of Bellevue: BEL-vyoo<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bellevue has a population of 144,444 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Bellevue was established in 1869.

Bellevue is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Bellevue: 98004<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bellevue had a population of 122,363 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 109,569 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bellevue had an population of 144,444 people. This is an increase of 18.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.83% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Bellevue ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bellevue and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Bothell   [Map]   45,533   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Burien   [Map]   51,671   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Edmonds   [Map]   42,209   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Issaquah   [Map]   37,487   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kent   [Map]   128,458   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lynnwood   [Map]   38,273   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bellevue.

Communities Also Named Bellevue ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bellevue. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bellevue. Our list includes 23 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bellevue:

Websites for Bellevue ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bellevue.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bellevue - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bellevue) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bellevue. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bellevue

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellevue. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6176, Longitude: -122.1892     [Map].

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