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Seattle, WA: What you need to know

Nicknamed “The Emerald City,” the seaport community of Seattle is home to the University of Washington along with pro sports teams like the NFL Seahawks and Major League Baseball’s Mariners. Key contributors to the economy include advanced manufacturing and clean technology companies, and the city is a regional center for performing arts and music. Outdoor recreation activities include cycling, hiking, skiing, kayaking and sailing.


Seattle, WA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 653,017
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $70,594
Median Home Price $452,800
Walkscore 71

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Seattle, WA Demographics

Median Population in Seattle, WA

Median Age 35.8%
Age 18 Over 84.6%
Age 21 Over 80.6%
Age 62 Over 14.9%
Age 65 Over 11.6%

Race in Seattle, WA

  Ethnicity White 69.5%
  Ethnicity Black 7.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 14.2%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.7%
  Ethnicity Other 1.9%

Population By Gender in Seattle, WA

  Male 50.2%
  Female 49.8%

Language in Seattle, WA

  English Only 77.8%
  English Other 22.2%

Economics in Seattle, WA

  Median Household Income $70,594
  Median Home Price $452,800
  Homes Owned 53.9%
  Homes Rent 46.1%
  Median Property Rent $1,185

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Commute Types in Seattle, WA

  Walked 9.6%
  Worked at Home 6.7%
  Public Transportation 20.1%
  Other Means 5.2%
  Drove Alone 50.1%
  Carpooled 8.2%

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