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Bellevue, Washington

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Bellevue (/ˈbɛlvj/ BEL-vew) is a city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States, located across Lake Washington from Seattle. It is the third-largest city in the Seattle metropolitan area, and the fifth-largest city in Washington. It has variously been characterized as a satellite city, a suburb, a boomburb, or an edge city.[5][6] The population was 151,854 at the 2020 census.[2] The city's name is derived from the French term belle vue ("beautiful view").[7]

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Official seal of Bellevue
Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and of King County within Washington
Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and of King County within Washington
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Bellevue is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 47°36′52″N 122°11′33″W
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedMarch 31, 1953
  BodyBellevue City Council
  MayorLynne Robinson
  City managerBrad Miyake
  City37.50 sq mi (97.14 km2)
  Land33.46 sq mi (86.66 km2)
  Water4.04 sq mi (10.47 km2)
85 ft (26 m)
  RankUS: 175th
WA: 5th
  Density4,000/sq mi (1,600/km2)
4,034,248 (US: 15th)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code425
FIPS code53-05210
GNIS ID1512000[4]

Bellevue is home to some of the world's largest technology companies. Before and after the 2008 recession, its downtown area has been undergoing rapid change with many high-rise projects being constructed. Downtown Bellevue is currently the second-largest city center in Washington state, with 1,300 businesses, 45,000 employees, and 10,200 residents.[8] In a 2018 estimate, the city's median household income was among the top five cities in the state of Washington.[9] In 2008, Bellevue was number one in CNNMoney's list of the best places to live and launch a business,[10] and in 2010 was again ranked as the fourth-best place to live in America.[11] In 2014, Bellevue was ranked as the second-best place to live by USA Today.[12]

More than 145 companies have been located in Bellevue; companies currently headquartered there include PACCAR Inc, T-Mobile US, and Valve. The technology company Amazon was founded in Bellevue by Jeff Bezos.

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