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Seattle city, Washington

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Seattle city, Washington
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 737,015
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 753,675
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 608,661
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 23.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 737,015
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 608,660
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 27,983
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 18.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 45.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $663,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,650
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $848
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,614
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 331,836
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.11
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 76.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 95.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 90.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 94.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 64.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 73.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 69.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,164,114
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,544,194
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,200,165
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,037,940
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $63,098
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 27.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $92,263
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $59,835
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 83,323
Men-owned firms, 2012 42,430
Women-owned firms, 2012 29,617
Minority-owned firms, 2012 16,547
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 61,836
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,959
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 72,684
Population per square mile, 2010 7,250.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 83.94
FIPS Code 5363000
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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