Bellevue Now Washington’s Biggest Majority-minority City
SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released statistics show Bellevue is becoming more racially diverse as the white population now makes up less than half the city's population.
The Seattle Times reports the 2015 data from the U.S. Census Bureau says Bellevue's white population has fallen below the 50 percent mark. That represents a decrease from 2010, when whites accounted for 59 percent of the city's 139,000 residents.
Bellevue's changing demographics are in line with other King County communities, such as Tukwila, SeaTac, Bryn Mawr-Skyway and Boulevard Park. Minorities also account for a majority of the population in Renton, Federal Way and Kent.
The statistics show Seattle is not a part of that trend, as white people represented 66 percent of the city's population last year. That figure did not change from 2010.