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Bellevue, Nebraska
Aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base with Bellevue in foreground
Aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base with Bellevue in foreground
Location of Bellevue within Nebraska and Sarpy County
Location of Bellevue within Nebraska and Sarpy County
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Sarpy
Area
 • Total 16.02 sq mi (41.49 km2)
 • Land 15.85 sq mi (41.05 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation
1,033 ft (315 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 64,176
 • Density 4,049.1/sq mi (1,563.36/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 402/531
FIPS code 31-03950
GNIS feature ID 0827304
Website http://www.bellevue.net/

Bellevue (French for "beautiful view"; previously named Belleview) is a suburban city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, and had a population of 64,176 at the 2020 census, making it the third largest city in Nebraska, behind Omaha and Lincoln, and the second largest city named "Bellevue," behind Bellevue, Washington.

Originally settled by European Americans in the 1830s, Bellevue was incorporated in 1855 and is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska. It has been credited by the Nebraska State Legislature as being the state's second-oldest settlement; previously it served as the seat of government in Nebraska.

Geography

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 211
1890 754 257.3%
1900 527 −30.1%
1910 596 13.1%
1920 695 16.6%
1930 1,017 46.3%
1940 1,184 16.4%
1950 3,858 225.8%
1960 8,831 128.9%
1970 21,953 148.6%
1980 21,813 −0.6%
1990 39,240 79.9%
2000 44,382 13.1%
2010 50,137 13.0%
2020 64,176 28.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 50,137 people, 19,142 households, and 13,371 families living 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 19,142 households 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 households were one person and 7.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age 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 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

Notable people

  • Buddy Carlyle, Major League Baseball pitcher and coach
  • 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
  • Robert Hays, actor known for his film role as pilot Ted Striker in the movie Airplane!
  • Manny Lawson, football player
  • Thakoon Panichgul, Thai-American Fashion Designer
  • Todd Pratt, Former New York Mets baseball catcher.
  • Don Preister, Nebraska State Senator
  • Terry D. Scott, tenth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)
  • Molly Schuyler, competitive eating champion
  • Yvonne Turner, WNBA Basketball Player
  • Regis F. A. Urschler, USAF Brigadier General and P-51 air show pilot
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