Bellevue, Texas

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Bellevue is a city in Clay County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 386 at the 2000 census. It was named after Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

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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 at 33°38′7″N 98°0′56″W / 33.63528°N 98.01556°W / 33.63528; -98.01556 (33.635221, -98.015609)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Bellevue is located on US Route 287 northwest of Fort Worth.

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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