Facts & Figures

  • Downtown Bellevue is the second largest city center in Washington.
  • Bellevue is centrally located in the Puget Sound region, and it is the commercial and residential hub of what is called "the Eastside.”

Downtown Bellevue by the numbers

Downtown residents

More than 10,500

Residential growth in the past 10 years


Population demographics

40% of citizens are either foreign born or non-Caucasian
30% of citizens speak more than one language

Median age


Major airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 17 miles south on I-405


169 total (89 restaurants; 25 delis; 21 coffee shops; 23 sweet; smoothie and snack shops; 11 quick service.)

Major retail destinations

The Bellevue Collection encompasses Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place - sophisticated shopping, dining, work and leisure environments. Nordstrom and Macy's anchor 250 world-class brands. At the Bravern, Neiman Marcus is the anchor. Old Bellevue offers boutique retail.

Downtown area

410 acres

Downtown Park

20 acres, opened in 1987

The City of Bellevue

Ranked #2 among the "Top 100 Places to Live in the U.S." by Liveability.com.

Downtown Bellevue was ranked #4 among the "Top 10 Downtown in the U.S." by Liveability.com

Citywide residential population


Sources: City of Bellevue, U.S. Census Bureau, Bellevue Downtown Association