Location of Bellevue, Texas
|• Total||0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|• Land||0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,037 ft (316 m)|
|• Density||430/sq mi (166.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1351848|
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.
Bellevue is located in southeastern Clay County at (33.635221, -98.015609).
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.
Bellevue is served by the Bellevue Independent School District.
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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- Climate Summary for Bellevue, Texas
- See historic photos of Bellevue from the Clay County Historical Society, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
- Texas handbook: Bellevue