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Seattle, Washington (WA): Economy and Business Data & Market Research
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Based on the data from 1997 / 2002 when the population of Seattle, Washington was 533,508 / 570,426

Number of Establishments per 100,000 population

Number of Establishments - Seattle (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - 1,213, 2002 - 1,031 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 227, 2002 - 180, State average - 80)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - 1,860, 2002 - 1,587 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 348, 2002 - 278, State average - 54)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - 2,698, 2002 - 2,707 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 505, 2002 - 474, State average - 125)
  • D) Information: 2002 - 689 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - 120, State average - 20)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - 1,391, 2002 - 1,391 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 260, 2002 - 243, State average - 48)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - 3,235, 2002 - 3,935 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 606, 2002 - 689, State average - 103)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - 1,018, 2002 - 1,032 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 190, 2002 - 180, State average - 40)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - 194, 2002 - 290 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 36, 2002 - 50, State average - 10)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - 1,643, 2002 - 2,309 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 307, 2002 - 404, State average - 98)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - 263, 2002 - 430 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 49, 2002 - 75, State average - 13)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - 2,110, 2002 - 2,232 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 395, 2002 - 391, State average - 77)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - 1,266, 2002 - 1,864 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 237, 2002 - 326, State average - 67)

Number of Employees per 100,000 population

Number of Employees - Seattle (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - 33,935, 2002 - 27,699 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 6,360, 2002 - 4,855, State average - 5,409)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - 23,635, 2002 - 21,740 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 4,430, 2002 - 3,811, State average - 1,110)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - 34,886, 2002 - 33,779 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 6,538, 2002 - 5,921, State average - 1,753)
  • D) Information: 2002 - 20,733 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - 3,634, State average - 1,462)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - 8,567, 2002 - 9,500 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 1,605, 2002 - 1,665, State average - 333)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - 31,669, 2002 - 47,287 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 5,935, 2002 - 8,289, State average - 1,415)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - 25,237, 2002 - 19,863 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 4,730, 2002 - 3,482, State average - 811)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - 1,870, 2002 - 2,443 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 350, 2002 - 428, State average - 232)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - 17,217, 2002 - 64,324 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 3,227, 2002 - 11,276, State average - 2,585)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - 3,786, 2002 - 10,349 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 709, 2002 - 1,814, State average - 614)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - 34,222, 2002 - 36,885 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 6,414, 2002 - 6,466, State average - 1,264)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - 9,352, 2002 - 13,175 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 1,752, 2002 - 2,309, State average - 523)

Annual Payroll ($1,000) per 100,000 population

Annual Payroll ($1,000) - Seattle (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - $1,132,711, 2002 - $1,014,697 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $212,313, 2002 - $177,884, State average - $177,839)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - $978,137, 2002 - $1,038,859 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $183,340, 2002 - $182,119, State average - $55,024)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - $717,700, 2002 - $834,531 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $134,524, 2002 - $146,299, State average - $41,656)
  • D) Information: 2002 - $1,151,146 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - $201,804, State average - $58,134)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - $228,008, 2002 - $307,940 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $42,737, 2002 - $53,984, State average - $9,913)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - $1,489,592, 2002 - $2,919,283 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $279,207, 2002 - $511,772, State average - $61,477)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - $537,379, 2002 - $646,041 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $100,725, 2002 - $113,255, State average - $26,073)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - $33,462, 2002 - $55,922 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $6,272, 2002 - $9,803, State average - $6,440)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - $574,441, 2002 - $2,637,624 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $107,672, 2002 - $462,395, State average - $92,994)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - $151,363, 2002 - $337,887 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $28,371, 2002 - $59,234, State average - $12,854)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - $446,260, 2002 - $582,376 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $83,646, 2002 - $102,094, State average - $17,001)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - $207,112, 2002 - $389,347 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $38,820, 2002 - $68,255, State average - $12,234)

Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000) per 100,000 population

Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000) - Seattle (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - $5,021,058, 2002 - $4,717,070 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $941,140, 2002 - $826,938, State average - $1,035,752)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - $16,085,607, 2002 - $14,851,399 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $3,015,063, 2002 - $2,603,562, State average - $915,109)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - $6,146,245, 2002 - $9,029,268 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $1,152,043, 2002 - $1,582,899, State average - $398,166)
  • D) Information: No data
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - $1,302,021, 2002 - $1,766,568 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $244,049, 2002 - $309,692, State average - $55,516)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - $3,703,582, 2002 - $6,641,681 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $694,194, 2002 - $1,164,337, State average - $140,512)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - $1,276,404, 2002 - $1,263,234 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $239,247, 2002 - $221,454, State average - $58,071)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - $115,935, 2002 - $164,368 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $21,730, 2002 - $28,814, State average - $18,549)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - $1,318,685, 2002 - $6,177,897 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $247,172, 2002 - $1,083,032, State average - $223,074)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - $308,814, 2002 - $748,789 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $57,883, 2002 - $131,268, State average - $34,540)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - $1,551,882, 2002 - $1,906,344 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $290,882, 2002 - $334,196, State average - $56,885)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - $756,869, 2002 - $2,863,635 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $141,866, 2002 - $502,016, State average - $54,048)

Industry Description Number of Establishments
[1997 / 2002]
Number of Employees
[1997 / 2002]
Annual Payroll ($1,000)
[1997 / 2002]
Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000)
[1997 / 2002]
Manufacturing1,213 / 1,03133,935 / 27,699$1,132,711 / $1,014,697$5,021,058 / $4,717,070
Food manufacturing171 / 1598,670 / 8,431$268,247 / $252,288$1,618,281 / $1,653,146
Beverage & tobacco product manufacturing13 / -1,352 / -$32,316 / -$209,458 / -
Textile product mills49 / 33500-999 / 767- / $27,167- / $99,444
Apparel manufacturing74 / 421,980 / 500-999$40,465 / -$122,536 / -
Paper manufacturing12 / 11564 / 622$20,490 / $19,921$91,154 / $88,468
Printing & related support activities205 / 1672,945 / 2,197$108,934 / $81,091$317,981 / $259,451
Chemical manufacturing31774 / 508$44,554 / $24,091$207,009 / $128,809
Plastics & rubber products manufacturing25 / 241,151 / 606$30,570 / $19,580$127,373 / $78,653
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing43 / 471,609 / 1,471$60,584 / $61,883$365,338 / $404,772
Primary metal manufacturing13 / 14664 / 500-999$27,133 / -$234,137 / -
Fabricated metal product manufacturing131 / 1173,028 / 2,121$101,855 / $80,104$299,818 / $234,412
Machinery manufacturing50 / 491,564 / 1,102$66,991 / $52,187$251,257 / $184,691
Computer & electronic product manufacturing70 / 482,029 / 2,349$83,599 / $97,164$323,380 / $290,921
Transportation equipment manufacturing68 / 463,862 / 2,542$142,036 / $119,157$452,934 / $391,557
Furniture & related product manufacturing73 / 74500-999--
Miscellaneous manufacturing124 / 1111,321 / 1,452$41,527 / $56,952$144,782 / $264,977
Wholesale trade1,860 / 1,58723,635 / 21,740$978,137 / $1,038,859$16,085,607 / $14,851,399
Wholesale trade, durable goods1,115 / 87613,373 / 12,240$582,094 / $638,392$7,340,374 / $4,536,948
Wholesale trade, nondurable goods745 / 55510,262 / 8,801$396,043 / $367,779$8,745,233 / $8,796,781
Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers- / 156- / 699- / $32,688- / $1,517,670
Retail trade2,698 / 2,70734,886 / 33,779$717,700 / $834,531$6,146,245 / $9,029,268
Motor vehicle & parts dealers234 / 2083,438 / 2,981$120,394 / $130,803$1,244,376 / $1,271,565
Furniture & home furnishings stores200 / 1891,437 / 1,557$33,547 / $36,991$215,232 / $229,545
Electronics & appliance stores109 / 1101,064 / 1,083$31,907 / $31,082$217,290 / $231,849
Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers157 / 1442,269 / 2,363$60,798 / $73,075$507,034 / $501,401
Food & beverage stores4126,670 / 6,515$127,140 / $148,248$1,112,746 / $1,256,566
Health & personal care stores212 / 1942,181 / 2,101$41,845 / $51,357$321,422 / $401,708
Gasoline stations135 / 1361,025 / 910$15,985 / $18,026$247,064 / $292,830
Clothing & clothing accessories stores356 / 4015,087 / 4,954$78,057 / $102,626$539,176 / $613,709
Sporting goods, hobby, book & music stores262 / 2472,994 / 3,037$42,106 / $52,618$324,575 / $377,770
General merchandise stores34 / 423,582 / 3,737$62,226 / $86,934$661,350 / $878,922
Miscellaneous store retailers478 / 4593,248 / 2500-4999$50,925 / -$296,039 / -
Nonstore retailers109 / 1651,891 / 1000-2499$52,770 / -$459,941 / -
Information- / 689- / 20,733- / $1,151,146-
Publishing industries (except Internet)- / 206- / 5000-9999--
Motion picture & sound recording industries157 / 1491,661 / 1,103$45,251 / $35,513$148,521 / -
Broadcasting & telecommunications158 / -9,108 / -$435,552 / -$1,988,473 / -
Information services & data processing services88 / -1,118 / -$41,745 / -$117,817 / -
Broadcasting (except Internet)- / 35- / 2,328- / $139,213- / $472,865
Internet publishing & broadcasting- / 24- / 250-499--
Telecommunications- / 160- / 5,714- / $294,911-
Internet service providers, web search portals & data processing- / 102- / 4,405- / $214,003- / $509,507
Other information services- / 13- / 500-999--
Real estate & rental & leasing1,3918,567 / 9,500$228,008 / $307,940$1,302,021 / $1,766,568
Real estate1,197 / 1,2226,851 / 7,669$182,822 / $257,371$1,113,039 / $1,494,575
Rental & leasing services185 / 1601,646 / 1,769$43,567 / $47,680$180,213 / $262,581
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (exc copyrighted works)- / 9- / 62- / $2,889- / $9,412
Professional, scientific & technical services3,235 / 3,93531,669 / 47,287$1,489,592 / $2,919,283$3,703,582 / $6,641,681
Professional, scientific & technical services3,235 / 3,93531,669 / 47,287$1,489,592 / $2,919,283$3,703,582 / $6,641,681
Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service1,018 / 1,03225,237 / 19,863$537,379 / $646,041$1,276,404 / $1,263,234
Administrative & support services986 / 1,00224,314 / 18,935$503,123 / $613,902$1,117,921 / $1,146,096
Waste management & remediation services32 / 30923 / 928$34,256 / $32,139$158,483 / $117,138
Educational services194 / 2901,870 / 2,443$33,462 / $55,922$115,935 / $164,368
Educational services194 / 2901,870 / 2,443$33,462 / $55,922$115,935 / $164,368
Health care & social assistance1,643 / 2,30917,217 / 64,324$574,441 / $2,637,624$1,318,685 / $6,177,897
Ambulatory health care services1,351 / 1,49111,701 / 20,059$474,294 / $1,002,232$1,061,343 / $2,259,937
Hospitals- / 14- / 25000-49999--
Nursing & residential care facilities74 / 1583,975 / 5000-9999$70,443 / -$195,077 / -
Social assistance216 / 6461000-2499 / 11,499- / $230,815- / $544,425
Arts, entertainment & recreation263 / 4303,786 / 10,349$151,363 / $337,887$308,814 / $748,789
Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries139 / 2081,443 / 5,130$123,419 / $245,951$227,648 / $486,994
Museums, historical sites & similar institutions- / 24- / 1,465- / $35,726- / $103,954
Amusement, gambling & recreation industries122 / 1981000-2499 / 3,754- / $56,210- / $157,841
Accommodation & food services2,110 / 2,23234,222 / 36,885$446,260 / $582,376$1,551,882 / $1,906,344
Accommodation164 / 1685,923 / 6,916$115,449 / $151,947$432,152 / $546,588
Foodservices & drinking places1,946 / 2,06428,299 / 29,969$330,811 / $430,429$1,119,730 / $1,359,756
Other services (except public administration)1,266 / 1,8649,352 / 13,175$207,112 / $389,347$756,869 / $2,863,635
Repair & maintenance609 / 5523,768 / 3,287$106,451 / $111,564$371,707 / $351,799
Personal & laundry services657 / 7495,584 / 5,465$100,661 / $115,233$385,162 / $388,534

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