2008 American Community Survey
The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey produces annual estimates of population and household characteristics for local communities with populations of 65,000 or more. Replacing the "long form" portion of the decennial census, the ACS allows communities such as Bellevue to gauge demographic changes on a more timely basis than possible with the decennial census.
The “short form” portion of the census, which provides population counts, will continue to be administered every 10 years. The city’s Census 2000 report offers key findings for Bellevue from the last decennial census.
Please keep in mind that the American Community Survey is meant to provide information on the characteristics -- not counts, of the population. Annual ACS estimates carry larger margins of error than did decennial census sample estimates. Please refer to the documents below for a more detailed description of the methodology as well as the limitations and caveats applicable to the data sets.
2008 American Community Survey Estimates
View detailed social, economic, housing and demographic information about Bellevue and/or read the narrative. The narrative provides text and bar charts to display highlights of selected estimates. Topics include households and families, disability, travel to work, income and poverty.
Identify trends and patterns over time using the comparison profiles, which show detailed demographic, social, economic and housing data about Bellevue over several years in tabular form.
Resources and Considerations for Interpreting ACS Estimates