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Seattle city, Washington; King County, Washington; Washington; United States

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Seattle city, Washington
King County, Washington
Washington
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 744,955 2,233,163 7,535,591 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 744,955 2,233,163 7,535,591 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 608,666 1,931,292 6,724,540 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 22.4% 15.6% 12.1% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 608,660 1,931,249 6,724,540 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
5.8%
6.1%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.3%
20.3%
22.1%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.1%
13.2%
15.4%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
49.8%
50.0%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.6%
66.9%
78.9%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.1%
6.9%
4.3%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
1.0%
1.9%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
14.5%
19.2%
9.3%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.8%
0.8%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
6.6%
5.1%
4.8%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.5%
9.8%
12.9%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
65.3%
58.9%
68.0%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 29,816 106,384 541,122 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 18.0% 22.1% 13.8% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 952,569 3,148,129 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 46.5% 57.4% 62.7% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $537,800 $446,600 $286,800 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,388 $2,271 $1,763 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $754 $732 $539 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,377 $1,379 $1,120 $982
Building permits, 2018 X 18,460 47,746 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 314,850 851,077 2,755,697 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.11 2.45 2.55 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 76.9% 81.0% 82.4% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 21.0% 26.7% 19.1% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 93.4% 94.0% 91.4% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 87.2% 88.5% 84.3% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 94.2% 92.7% 90.8% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 61.7% 50.3% 34.5% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.2% 6.4% 9.0% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.7%
6.2%
7.5%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 72.7% 69.5% 63.4% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.7% 63.4% 58.3% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,164,114 6,223,768 14,297,278 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,544,194 17,719,220 43,966,889 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,200,165 D 131,530,601 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,790,526 42,092,462 83,313,366 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,037,940 61,598,157 118,924,049 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $63,098 $30,685 $17,243 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 27.5 29.1 27.1 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $79,565 $83,571 $66,174 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $51,872 $46,316 $34,869 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
12.5%
9.3%
10.3%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X 68,079 186,1641 7,757,807
Total employment, 2016 X 1,167,201 2,685,3551 126,752,238
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X 87,675,700 156,915,3491 6,435,142,055
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X 3.0% 3.2%1 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 178,868 478,331 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 83,323 201,404 541,522 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 42,430 100,912 262,650 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 29,617 71,005 187,677 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 16,547 45,508 92,807 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 61,836 145,726 426,697 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,959 15,016 49,331 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 72,684 175,951 461,401 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 7,250.9 912.9 101.2 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 83.94 2,115.57 66,455.52 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 5363000 53033 53 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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