Bellevue 88 Exceptional
Bellevue Livability #16 ranked city in Nebraska#450 ranked city in the USARanks better than 98% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Bellevue Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Bellevue Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Nebraska
9010% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bellevue cost of living
B+ Bellevue Crime Total crime is 14% lower than Nebraska
Total crime
2,04221% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4921% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Bellevue crime
C- Bellevue Employment Household income is 7% higher than Nebraska
Median household income
$58,0535% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,1559% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Bellevue employment
C Bellevue Housing Home value is 1% higher than Nebraska
Median home value
$138,40025% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8807% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Bellevue real estate or Bellevue rentals
A+ Bellevue Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Nebraska
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
74%50% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Bellevue K-12 schools
A+ Bellevue User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Bellevue
Overall user rating
85% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
82% 4 total surveys
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Living in Bellevue, NE

Bellevue is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. The city has a population of 52,993 people. With a population density of 3,198 people per square mile, Bellevue is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 84% of Bellevue residents are White, 6% Black and 3% Asian. Bellevue has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 72% of the population is classified as married and 60% have kids.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Bellevue could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Nebraska if you know where to look. The best areas in Bellevue and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Nebraska and national averages.

Bellevue, NE receives 83 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #10 in Nebraska and #635 in the USA. Clearly, Bellevue is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Bellevue also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Bellevue scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A), cost of living (B) and education (A+). Bellevue does not do well for the following: weather (D-). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Bellevue has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Bellevue has a violent crime rate of 145 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Bellevue schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 74%, which is far higher than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Bellevue is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Bellevue come in at $138,400, which is 0.8% higher than the Nebraska average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bellevue, the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 4% lower than the Nebraska average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Bellevue area were 6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.8%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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      Source: The Bellevue, NE data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).