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United States; Washington; Seattle city, Washington; Spokane city, Washington; Tacoma city, Washington; Olympia city, Washington

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United States
Washington
Seattle city, Washington
Spokane city, Washington
Tacoma city, Washington
Olympia city, Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,239,523 7,614,893 753,675 222,081 217,827 52,882
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 328,239,523 7,614,893 753,675 222,081 217,827 52,882
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 308,758,105 6,724,540 608,661 209,455 198,247 46,884
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.3% 13.2% 23.8% 6.0% 9.9% 12.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 308,745,538 6,724,540 608,660 208,916 198,397 46,478
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
6.0%
4.9%
6.4%
6.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
21.8%
15.1%
21.8%
21.4%
17.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
15.9%
12.3%
14.8%
12.9%
17.1%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
49.9%
49.6%
51.3%
50.1%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.3%
78.5%
68.0%
85.1%
64.9%
82.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.4%
4.4%
7.0%
2.2%
10.0%
2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
1.9%
0.6%
1.9%
1.6%
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
9.6%
15.1%
2.6%
9.2%
7.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.8%
0.3%
0.8%
1.2%
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
4.9%
6.8%
5.9%
9.2%
4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
13.0%
6.6%
6.5%
11.9%
8.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.1%
67.5%
64.5%
81.4%
58.7%
76.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 18,611,432 537,713 29,567 17,302 18,232 3,646
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 13.5% 14.0% 18.5% 6.0% 13.5% 9.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 139,684,244 3,195,004 X X X X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.8% 62.7% 46.1% 55.2% 50.8% 45.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $204,900 $311,700 $605,200 $174,300 $250,400 $276,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,558 $1,826 $2,503 $1,266 $1,696 $1,732
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $490 $564 $808 $466 $636 $567
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,023 $1,194 $1,496 $842 $1,106 $1,089
Building permits, 2019 1,386,048 48,424 X X X X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 119,730,128 2,800,423 323,446 89,626 82,540 22,351
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.63 2.55 2.12 2.32 2.47 2.21
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.5% 82.2% 76.8% 78.2% 81.3% 73.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 21.5% 19.4% 21.2% 8.0% 19.6% 12.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 88.8% 92.7% 94.4% 90.2% 89.8% 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.4% 86.5% 88.9% 83.7% 80.7% 81.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 87.7% 91.1% 94.6% 92.9% 88.1% 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 31.5% 35.3% 62.8% 30.4% 28.4% 44.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.6% 8.8% 6.1% 12.4% 11.2% 9.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.0%
7.5%
5.2%
7.2%
9.5%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.9% 63.5% 72.9% 60.9% 64.1% 62.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.2% 58.4% 69.0% 57.3% 60.3% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 708,138,598 14,297,278 3,164,114 548,997 387,903 166,434
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,040,441,203 43,966,889 10,544,194 3,237,313 3,055,672 1,143,263
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,696,729,632 131,530,601 5,200,165 1,101,392 1,923,402 205,865
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,208,023,478 83,313,366 12,790,526 1,686,761 2,750,084 461,925
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,821,871 118,924,049 40,037,940 3,132,776 3,036,613 1,396,730
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,443 $17,243 $63,098 $14,952 $15,032 $29,283
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.6 27.6 27.8 20.2 29.4 20.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $60,293 $70,116 $85,562 $47,822 $58,617 $58,606
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,621 $36,888 $55,789 $28,274 $31,252 $34,017
Persons in poverty, percent
11.8%
10.3%
11.8%
18.3%
15.9%
16.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 7,912,405 193,817 X X X X
Total employment, 2018 130,881,471 2,847,481 X X X X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 7,097,310,272 183,300,334 X X X X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.8% 2.8% X X X X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 26,485,532 491,908 X X X X
All firms, 2012 27,626,360 541,522 83,323 16,564 13,703 5,567
Men-owned firms, 2012 14,844,597 262,650 42,430 8,263 6,597 2,621
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,878,397 187,677 29,617 4,872 4,727 1,961
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,952,386 92,807 16,547 1,462 3,324 690
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,987,918 426,697 61,836 14,043 9,536 4,487
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,521,682 49,331 5,959 1,532 1,324 601
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,070,685 461,401 72,684 13,483 11,302 4,424
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 87.4 101.2 7,250.9 3,526.2 3,990.2 2,608.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,531,905.43 66,455.52 83.94 59.25 49.72 17.82
FIPS Code 1 53 5363000 5367000 5370000 5351300
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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