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Bellevue, Texas
Location of Bellevue, Texas
Location of Bellevue, Texas
Clay County Bellevue.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Clay
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,037 ft (316 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 362
 • Density 430/sq mi (166.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76228
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-07396
GNIS feature ID 1351848

Bellevue is a city in Clay County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 362 at the 2010 census.

History

The sparsely settled area developed around 1882, when it was selected as a railroad shipping station. The community has had several declines and resurges. In 1902, the community incorporated, but then it was almost wiped out by a tornado in 1906. During the Depression many residents left, but this trend was slowed by the discovery of petroleum. Afterwards, the decline continued.

Geography

Bellevue is located in southeastern Clay County at 33°38′7″N 98°0′56″W / 33.63528°N 98.01556°W / 33.63528; -98.01556 (33.635221, -98.015609).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2), all of it land.

Bellevue is located on U.S. Route 287, 78 miles (126 km) northwest of Fort Worth and 36 miles (58 km) southeast of Wichita Falls.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 699
1920 782 11.9%
1930 546 −30.2%
1940 503 −7.9%
1950 418 −16.9%
1960 309 −26.1%
1970 323 4.5%
1980 352 9.0%
1990 333 −5.4%
2000 386 15.9%
2010 362 −6.2%
Est. 2015 348 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 386 people, 142 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 456.1 people per square mile (175.3/km²). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 182.0 per square mile (70.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.78% White, 2.07% Native American, 2.07% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 142 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,934. About 14.0% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 27.3% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bellevue has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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