Aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base with Bellevue in foreground
Location of Bellevue within Nebraska and Sarpy County
|• Total||16.73 sq mi (43.33 km2)|
|• Land||16.57 sq mi (42.92 km2)|
|• Water||0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)|
|Elevation||1,033 ft (315 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||3,223.75/sq mi (1,244.68/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0827304|
Bellevue (French for “beautiful view”) is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States and a southern suburb of Omaha. The population was 50,137 at the 2010 census. Bellevue is part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Originally settled in the 1830s, Bellevue was incorporated in 1855 and is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Legislature has credited the town as being the second oldest settlement in Nebraska. It was once the seat of government in Nebraska.
Bellevue is located at an elevation of 1159 ft (353 m). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.02 square miles (41.49 km2), of which, 15.85 square miles (41.05 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water. It is bounded on the east by the Missouri River.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 50,137 people, 19,142 households, and 13,371 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,163.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,221.3/km2). There were 20,591 housing units at an average density of 1,299.1 per square mile (501.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.5% White, 6.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 5.4% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.9% of the population.
There were 19,142 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the city was 34.8 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 44,382 people, 16,937 households, and 11,940 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,346.4 people per square mile (1,292.3/km²). There were 17,439 housing units at an average density of 1,314.9 per square mile (507.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.83% White, 6.13% African American, 0.50% Native American, 2.11% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.88% of the population.
There were 16,937 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.
As of 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $47,201, and the median income for a family was $54,422. Males had a median income of $33,819 versus $25,783 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,903. About 4.1% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Henry T. Clarke Sr., merchant and legislator, father of Henry Clarke
- Henry Clarke, legislator and baseball player
- Tyler Cloyd, baseball pitcher
- Abbie Cornett, Nebraska state legislator
- William Forsee, Presidential elector
- Bob Gibson, baseball player and hall of famer
- Leisha Hailey, actress, musician
- Manny Lawson, football player
- Don Preister, Nebraska State Senator
- Terry D. Scott, tenth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)
- Molly Schuyler, competitive eating champion
- Regis F. A. Urschler, USAF Brigadier General and P-51 air show pilot
- Krista Webster, glass eye inventor
- Bellevue Public Schools
- Great Plains Art Museum
- Moses Merill Mission
- Offutt Air Force Base
- US Strategic Command
- Sarpy County Historical Museum
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- City of Bellevue Website
- Bellevue Public Schools
- Bellevue Police Department
- Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
- Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce
- Sarpy County Museum
- Bellevue Medical Center
- Bellevue University
- Olde Towne Bellevue