Seattle, WA

704,358 Population
83.8 square miles 8,401.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
9.7%
was 9.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in WA
Population Density
8,401.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
34.0%
was 32.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
18.7%
was 17.7%
Ranked 9th Highest in WA
Percent Under 18
15.0%
was 15.4%
Ranked 17th Highest in WA
Percent 65 and Over
12.3%
was 11.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in WA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.1
was 4.1
Ranked 2nd Lowest in WA
Percent Living in Poverty
11.5%
was 14.2%
Ranked 7th Lowest in WA
Median Household Income
$74,458
was $70,172
Ranked 3rd Highest in WA
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.3
48.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.4
was 3.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
598.7
was 584.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,522
was 5,582.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
338,824
was 314,880
Ranked 1st Highest in WA
Median Rent
$1,448
was $1,172
Ranked 3rd Highest in WA
Total Building Permits
6,677
was 7,297
 
Occupied Housing Units
319,125
was 297,920
 
Homeownership Rate
46.1%
was 46.2%
Ranked 15th Highest in WA
Single Family Building Permits
822
was 498
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
4,041.4
was 3,755.9
Ranked 1st Highest in WA
Rental Vacancy Rate
10.3%
was 9.6%
Ranked 11th Highest in WA
Multifamily Building Permits
5,855
was 6,799
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.1
was 2.1
Ranked 17th Highest in WA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
21.2
was 23.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
10.2
was 11.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.6%
was 95.8%
Ranked 8th Highest in WA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 99.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in WA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.4%
was 93.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in WA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
63.1%
was 59.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WA

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