Seattle, Washington

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Population in 2013: 652,405 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.8%
 
Males: 323,566  (49.6%)
Females: 328,839  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 98101, 98102, 98103, 98104, 98105, 98106, 98107, 98109, 98112, 98115, 98116, 98117, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98125, 98126, 98133, 98134, 98136, 98144, 98154, 98164, 98174, 98177, 98195, 98199.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,473 (it was $45,736 in 2000)
Seattle:

$64,473
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $42,280 (it was $30,306 in 2000)

Seattle city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $415,800 (it was $252,100 in 2000)
Seattle:

$415,800
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $523,227; Detached houses: $559,640; Townhouses or other attached units: $413,055; In 2-unit structures: $615,356; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $592,523; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,553; Mobile homes: $165,371; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $251,724

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,072.

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  • White alone - 413,696 (65.2%)
  • Asian alone - 92,364 (14.6%)
  • Hispanic - 46,413 (7.3%)
  • Black alone - 45,000 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 31,076 (4.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 4,145 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1,327 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 520 (0.08%)

Races in Seattle detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seattle: 116.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.8%), Irish (9.1%), English (8.5%), Norwegian (4.1%), Swedish (2.8%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1865

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 83.9 square miles.

Population density: 7,779 people per square mile   (high).

Seattle,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Seattle:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seattle city:

  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

107,358 residents are foreign born (8.3% Asia, 2.5% Europe).

This city:  16.9%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 205 registered sex offenders living in Seattle, Washington as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Seattle to the number of sex offenders is 3,095 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,777 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,077 (1.0%)

Seattle satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (958.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Medina, WA (2.2 miles ), Hunts Point, WA (2.2 miles ), Clyde Hill, WA (2.3 miles ), Yarrow Point, WA (2.4 miles ), Mercer Island, WA (2.5 miles ), Beaux Arts Village, WA (2.6 miles ), Kirkland, WA (2.8 miles ), East Seattle, WA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 469 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 1998: 530 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 1999: 480 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2000: 449 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2001: 484 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2002: 886 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2003: 914 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2004: 754 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2005: 533 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2006: 482 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2007: 775 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2008: 595 buildings, average cost: $206,700
  • 2009: 216 buildings, average cost: $220,700
  • 2010: 241 buildings, average cost: $221,000
  • 2011: 316 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2012: 498 buildings, average cost: $242,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.63 N, Longitude: 122.33 W

Seattle nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): City of Flowers, Coffee Capital of the World, Emerald City: official since 1982, Queen City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +154,276 (+24.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 272,287 (74.4%)

Area code: 206

Seattle household income distribution Seattle home values distribution

Property values in Seattle, WA


Crime rates in Seattle by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 36252634242530242922192023
per 100,000 6.54.44.55.94.24.35.14.14.83.73.13.23.7
Rapes 1811641521741451381299012610296100119
per 100,000 32.928.726.230.225.223.822.115.421.116.915.516.219.0
Robberies 1,6531,5941,5761,5091,5881,6071,6671,5221,6121,7921,4291,4181,421
per 100,000 300.5278.5271.7261.8275.8277.4285.6260.1269.5297.4230.4229.4226.7
Assaults 2,4632,3672,3382,2292,0412,3392,3262,0311,6801,9451,9712,1262,183
per 100,000 447.8413.6403.0386.8354.5403.8398.4347.1280.9322.8317.8343.9348.2
Burglaries 6,1576,6847,2908,5367,7346,7617,5055,9866,5036,7096,4496,8076,523
per 100,000 1119.41167.81256.71481.21343.11167.31285.61023.01087.31113.51039.81101.11040.6
Thefts 26,42426,50226,74228,71825,81027,14723,88022,19222,64225,09523,28421,58521,852
per 100,000 4804.34630.44610.04983.24482.34686.94090.63792.73785.84164.93754.33491.53485.9
Auto thefts 8,3868,7558,3089,0529,2539,5638,1475,7823,6753,2863,4533,4003,556
per 100,000 1524.71529.71432.21570.71606.91651.01395.6988.2614.5545.4556.8550.0567.3
Arson 172216211205243217235183791561268477
per 100,000 31.337.736.435.642.237.540.331.313.225.920.313.612.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 588.8565.3557.3597.3562.1570.8537.7452.7423.8445.5403.0402.1402.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Seattle detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,801 (1,289 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Washington average:

1.47

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Seattle tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +47,613 (+9.2%).
Most common industries in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Software developers and programmers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (7%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Art and design workers (2%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (8%)
  • Other business operations specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (3%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (3%)

Work and jobs in Seattle: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Seattle, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Seattle-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 27.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 38.9 miles away from Seattle center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 21.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 57.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from Seattle center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in King County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Seattle topographic map

Birthplace of: Duff McKagan - Rock musician, Bill Gates - (born 1955), computer software maker and billionaire, William P. Yarborough - General, Thomas F. Hamilton - Founder of the Hamilton Standard Company, Greg Valentine - Professional wrestler, Don Coryell - Football player and coach, Samuel L. Stanley - Physician, Adam West - Actor, Jerry Lewis (California politician) - Politician, Roger Revelle - Political scientist.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Seattle: James Elms Swett, Robert Edward Galer.

Main business address for: CUTTER & BUCK INC (MEN'S & BOYS' FURNISHINGS, WORK CLOTHING, AND ALLIED GARMENTS), BRIAZZ INC (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), TULLYS COFFEE CORP (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), BLUE NILE INC (RETAIL-JEWELRY STORES), LOUDEYE CORP (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES), SHURGARD STORAGE CENTERS INC (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), REALNETWORKS INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES), ONVIA INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC) and 46 other public companies.

Hospitals in Seattle:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE-SEATTLE (190 QUEEN ANNE AVENUE NORTH)
  • GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE HOSPI (1600 E JOHN STREET MS CEB-1)
  • HOSPICE OF SEATTLE (425 PONTIUS N AVE, #300)
  • MEDICAL DENTAL HOSPITAL (509 OLIVE WAY)
  • NORTHWEST HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1550 NORTH 115TH STREET)
  • SEATTLE CANCER CARE ALLIANCE (825 EASTLAKE AVENUE EAST)
  • SEATTLE VA MEDICAL CENTER - VA PUGIT SOUND (Government Federal, 1660 S. COLUMBIAN WAY)
  • SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 747 BROADWAY)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR (Government - State, 1959 NE PACIFIC ST)
  • VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF NW-HOSPICE (400 NORTH 34TH STREET)
  • WEST SEATTLE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (2600 SOUTHWEST HOLDEN)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Seattle:

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Amtrak station:

SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Biggest Colleges/Universities in Seattle:

  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus (Full-time enrollment: 39,445; Location: 1400 NE Campus Parkway; Public; Website: www.washington.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Seattle Central College (FT enrollment: 5,825; Location: 1701 Broadway Avenue; Public; Website: www.seattlecentral.edu)
  • Seattle University (FT enrollment: 5,808; Location: 900 Broadway; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.seattleu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Seattle Community College-North Campus (FT enrollment: 4,220; Location: 9600 College Way North; Public; Website: www.northseattle.edu)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (FT enrollment: 3,986; Location: 6000 16th Ave SW; Public; Website: southseattle.edu)
  • Seattle Pacific University (FT enrollment: 3,897; Location: 3307 3rd Ave W; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.spu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The Art Institute of Seattle (FT enrollment: 1,580; Location: 2323 Elliott Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ais.edu)
  • City University of Seattle (FT enrollment: 1,401; Location: 521 Wall Street, Suite 100; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cityu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Seattle (FT enrollment: 1,132; Location: 9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400; Private, for-profit; Website: pmi.edu)
  • Cornish College of the Arts (FT enrollment: 809; Location: 1000 Lenora Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cornish.edu)
  • Antioch University-Seattle (FT enrollment: 564; Location: 2326 6th Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.antiochseattle.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Seattle (FT enrollment: 493; Location: 12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Gary Manuel Aveda Institute (FT enrollment: 461; Location: 1514 10th Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.gmaveda.com/)
  • Seattle Vocational Institute (FT enrollment: 418; Location: 2120 S Jackson; Public; Website: sviweb.sccd.ctc.edu)
  • Divers Institute of Technology (FT enrollment: 396; Location: 1341 N. Northlake Way Suite 150; Private, for-profit; Website: www.diversinstitute.edu)
  • Cortiva Institute-Seattle (FT enrollment: 320; Location: 425 Pontius Ave N Ste 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cortiva.com/seattle)
  • Everest College-Seattle (FT enrollment: 280; Location: 2111 N. Northgate Way, Suite 300; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/seattle)
  • Argosy University-Seattle (FT enrollment: 273; Location: 2601-A Elliott Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.argosy.edu/seattle; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology (FT enrollment: 221; Location: 2501 Elliott Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.theseattleschool.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Bainbridge Graduate Institute (FT enrollment: 111; Location: 220 Second Avenue South Suite 400; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bgi.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Biggest public high schools in Seattle:

Biggest private high schools in Seattle:

  • BISHOP BLANCHET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,048; Location: 8200 WALLINGFORD AVE N; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • LAKESIDE SCHOOL (Students: 773; Location: 14050 1ST AVE NE; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • SEATTLE PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 668; Location: 2400 11TH AVE E; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • HOLY NAMES ACADEMY (Students: 663; Location: 728 21ST AVE E; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • SEATTLE ACADEMY (Students: 581; Location: 1201 E UNION ST; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • THE BUSH SCHOOL (Students: 580; Location: 3400 E HARRISON ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • UNIVERSITY PREP (Students: 478; Location: 8000 25TH AVE NE; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • FAMILY ACADEMY AND ACADEMY NORTHWEST (Students: 475; Location: 632 SW 150TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • O DEA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 464; Location: 802 TERRY AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • SEATTLE WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 2728 NE 100TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Seattle:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Seattle:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 607; Location: 700 18TH AVE E; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ASSUMPTION-ST BRIDGET SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 6220 32ND AVE NE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHN SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 120 N 79TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 4142 42ND AVE SW; Grades: KG - 8)
  • VILLA ACADEMY (Students: 395; Location: 5001 NE 50TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SEATTLE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 2619 4TH AVE N; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ZION PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Students: 318; Location: 4730 32ND AVE S; Grades: PK - 8)
  • UNIVERSITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 5062 9TH AVE NE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA SCHOOL (Students: 303; Location: 3301 W DRAVUS ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST CATHERINE SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 8524 8TH AVE NE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Seattle

Library in Seattle:

  • SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $50,822,909; Location: 1000 4TH AVE; 1,998,495 books; 11,549 e-books; 187,983 audio materials; 229,703 video materials; 60 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 4,415 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • KING and KONG televsion stations in Seattle, WA are both owned by BELO Broadcasting headquartered in Dallas, TX.
  • The Seattle Public Library has moved back to it's permanent location at 1000 Fourth Ave. The address on Pike was temporary while the new library was being built.
  • The Seattle Public Library has moved back to it\'s permanent location at 1000 Fourth Ave. The address on Pike was temporary while the new library was being built.
  • Biggest Private High schools in Seattle: Blanchet High School (Students: 1050; Location: 8200 Wallingford AVE N; Grades 09-12 added by Kate

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Notable locations in Seattle: Alaska Marine Highway Terminal (A), Schwabachers Dock (B), Pioneer Square (C), Pike Place Market (D), Seattle Center (E), Broadmoor Golf Club (F), Jackson Park Golf Course (G), Jefferson Park Golf Course (H), Salmon Bay Fishermens Terminal (I), Sand Point Country Club (J), Red Square (K), University of Washington Golf Driving Range (L), University of Washington Oceanography Dock (M), Climbing Rock (N), Gate 3 (O), Gate 4 (P), Gate 6 (Q), Gate 7 (R), Gate 8 (S), King Street Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: University Village Shopping Center (1), Greenwood Shopping Center (2), Northgate Shopping Center (3), Lake City Shopping Center (4), Northgate Shopping Center (5), Oak Tree Village Shopping Center (6), Empire Shopping Center (7), Westwood Village Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Seattle include: CUTTER & BUCK INC (A), BRIAZZ INC (B), TULLYS COFFEE CORP (C), BLUE NILE INC (D), LOUDEYE CORP (E), SHURGARD STORAGE CENTERS INC (F), REALNETWORKS INC (G), ONVIA INC (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Seattle include: Saint Lukes Lutheran Church (A), Mount Olive Lutheran Church (B), Saint Margarets Church (C), Saint Marks Episcopal Cathedral (D), Mount Zion Baptist Church (E), Saint Marks Lutheran Church (F), New Born Pentecostal Temple (G), New Covenant Christian Center (H), New Dimension Christian Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest Lawn Cemetery (1), Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (2), Lake View Cemetery (3), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (4), Fort Lawton Military Cemetery (5), Washelli Cemetery (6), Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Green Lake (A), Bitter Lake (B), Lake Union (C), Haller Lake (D), Volunteer Park Reservoir (E), West Seattle Reservoir (F), Lincoln Reservoir (G), Southwest Myrtle Street Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mohlendorph Creek (A), Ravenna Creek (B), University Slough (C), Thornton Creek (D), Venema Creek (E), Scheuerman Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Seattle include: Washington Park Arboretum (1), Colman Park (2), Columbia Park (3), Woodland Park (4), Windermere Park (5), Dearborn Park (6), Denny Park (7), Matthews Beach Park (8), Frink Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Pritchett Island Beach (A), Brighton Beach (B), Alki Beach (C), Mount Baker Beach (D), Matthews Beach (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Laser Fantasy International (Museums; 200 2nd Ave N) (1), Last Resort Fire Department (Museums; 1433 Northwest 51st Street) (2), Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres (Museums; Pacific Science Centre) (3), Center for Wooden Boats (Museums; 1010 Valley Street) (4), History House (Museums; 790 North 34th Street) (5), Art Museum Charles & Emma Frye (704 Terry Avenue) (6), Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum (3003 61st Avenue Southwest) (7), Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 317 3rd Avenue South) (8), Seattle City - Parks & Recreation Department- Woodland Park Zoo- School Field T (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 600 5th Avenue South) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: A-1 Motel (4450 Green Lake Way North) (1), Arlington Suites (1st & Madison) (2), Marriott Sea-Tac Airport (3201 South 176th Street) (3), Best Western Pioneer Square (77 Yesler Way) (4), Comfort Suites (601 Roy Street) (5), Emerald Inn (8512 Aurora Avenue North) (6), First Hill Apartments (400 10th Avenue) (7), Camlin Hotel (1619 9th Avenue) (8), Best Western Executive Inn (200 Taylor North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Executive Office For Immigration Review- Immigration C (1000 2nd Avenue) (1), United States Government - Courts- Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office Informa (700 Stewart Street) (2), United States Government - Federal Bureau Of Investigation- Emergency Nu (1111 3rd) (3), King County - King County Superior Court- Superior Court- King County Superior Court Informa (Cancelled) (4), Collegian Court Llc (1225 South Weller Street) (5), King County - Prosecuting Attorney- Criminal Division- Juvenile Sec (Youth Sevice Centre) (6), King County - Assistant Presiding Judge- Probation- King County District Court- Court Techno (516 3rd Avenue Rm W-1034) (7), Mercer Court (527 12th Avenue East) (8), Andover Court Associates (4000 Martin Luther King J Apt B201) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.233. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.233
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 19.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.00
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00442. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00442
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Seattle and their reported violations in the past:

TRIDENT SEAFOODS CORP. AKUTAN (Serves AK, Population served: 1,150, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2014
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-2013 and JAN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-2013 and JAN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
  • 21 other older monitoring violations
ALASKA AIRLINES BETHEL (Serves AK, Population served: 457, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
RED SALMON CANNERY (Serves AK, Population served: 450, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2005
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 20 other older monitoring violations
EXCURSION INLET CANNERY (Serves AK, Population served: 402, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 30 other older monitoring violations
TRIDENT SEAFOODS INC. NAKNEK (Serves AK, Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TRIDENT SEAFOODS INC. SAND PT (Serves AK, Population served: 400, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2012)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
  • 14 other older monitoring violations
ICICLE SEAFOODS DILLINGHAM (Serves AK, Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LYNDEN B.S.-GSA, BELLINGHAM PMT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Seattle that have no violations reported:

  • USPS CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL PARK (Address: 909 1ST AVE , Serves ID, Population served: 616, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALPINE MOBILE MANOR (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CASCADE CREST WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.6% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  42.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.8%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Seattle in 2010:

  • 11,804 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,904 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2,588 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,550 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,541 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,387 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 637 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 450 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 362 people in military ships
  • 307 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 90 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 70 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 65 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 58 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 53 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Seattle in 2000:

  • 10,642 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5,024 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3,124 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,951 people in nursing homes
  • 2,084 people in other group homes
  • 478 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 460 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 310 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 258 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 225 people in military ships
  • 167 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 167 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 154 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 135 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 112 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 88 people in religious group quarters
  • 84 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 68 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 61 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 52 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 51 people in halfway houses
  • 32 people in state prisons
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 23 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 17 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 3 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

Seattle, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Seattle compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Husky Stadium. Capacity: 72,500. Washington Huskies football.
  • Qwest Field. Capacity: 67,000. Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders.
  • Safeco Field. Capacity: 47,116. Seattle Mariners.
  • KeyArena. Seattle SuperSonics (NBA), Seattle Storm (WNBA).
  • Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. University of Washington.

Banks with most branches in Seattle (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: 40 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 35 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • KeyBank National Association: 29 branches. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 28 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 27 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Washington Federal: 16 branches. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • Umpqua Bank: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Burien Branch, Private Banking- Seattle Branch, Downtown Seattle Branch, Northgate Branch, Ballard Branch, Seattle Corporate Banking Center. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Union Bank, National Association: Seattle - Lake City Branch, Seattle - Ballard Branch, Seattle - Fremont Branch, Northstar Express, Seattle - 5th And University. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • 28 other banks with 39 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Seattle, Washington:

  • Crowne Plaza Seattle, 1113 6TH Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 , Phone: (206) 464-1980, Fax: (206) 340-1617
  • Hampton Inn Seattle Airport, 19445 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188 , Phone: (206) 878-1700, Fax: (206) 824-0720
  • Chelsea Station Bed & Breakfast Inn, 4915 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 , Phone: (206) 547-6077
  • Inn At The Market, 86 Pne St, Seattle, WA 98101 , Phone: (206) 443-3600
  • Best Western Airport Executel, 20717 Pacific Hwy S, Seattle, WA 98198 , Phone: (206) 878-3300, Fax: (206) 824-9000
  • The Roosevelt Hotel, 1531 7TH Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 , Phone: (206) 621-1200, Fax: (206) 233-0335
  • Executive Residence, 2400 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98013 , Phone: (206) 329-8000
  • The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101 , Phone: (206) 621-1700, Fax: (206) 623-2271
  • 105 other hotels and motels
All 113 fire-safe hotels and motels in Seattle, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Seattle travel time to work - commute Seattle mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Seattle:

(Seattle, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Seattle city (based on King County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.26%
Here: 37.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.3%6.3%5.5%5.0%4.2%
Congregations5.9%9.7%6.2%1.9%5.5%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.8%2.9%2.8%2.7%23.6%
Congregations5.6%4.6%3.6%0.7%56.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 439
King County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
King County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
Here:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
King County:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 204$1,657,170$97,48115$97,580
Other Government Administration 214$1,539,669$86,33736$121,003
Judicial and Legal 285$1,807,860$76,12038$169,574
Police Protection - Officers 1,412$13,005,026$110,5240$0
Police - Other 373$2,238,504$72,0169$37,010
Firefighters 1,044$9,552,783$109,8025$17,765
Fire - Other 33$238,260$86,6401$2,240
Correction 38$229,749$72,5525$25,003
Streets and Highways 643$4,190,039$78,19715$60,002
Welfare 286$1,663,571$69,80044$171,638
Solid Waste Management 136$814,859$71,8993$17,715
Parks and Recreation 825$4,488,829$65,292295$1,058,147
Housing and Community Development(Local) 69$483,151$84,02614$75,101
Water Supply 1,131$7,813,909$82,90660$279,057
Electric Power 1,649$13,197,611$96,04133$145,994
Local Libraries 295$1,650,176$67,126246$838,296
Other and Unallocable 791$5,201,590$78,91246$239,651
Totals for Government 9,428$69,772,756$88,807865$3,355,776

Seattle government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $93,961,000 ($144.02)
    Electric Utilities: $82,594,000 ($126.60)
    Regular Highways: $30,935,000 ($47.42)
    Sewerage: $25,587,000 ($39.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,150,000 ($35.48)
    Libraries: $6,836,000 ($10.48)
    General - Other: $1,591,000 ($2.44)
    General Public Buildings: $642,000 ($0.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $550,000 ($0.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000 ($0.15)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $516,649,000 ($791.91)
    Police Protection: $185,141,000 ($283.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $155,226,000 ($237.93)
    General - Other: $138,364,000 ($212.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $127,346,000 ($195.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $104,911,000 ($160.81)
    Regular Highways: $78,123,000 ($119.75)
    Water Utilities: $76,762,000 ($117.66)
    Sewerage: $57,643,000 ($88.35)
    Libraries: $51,539,000 ($79.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $44,124,000 ($67.63)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $41,360,000 ($63.40)
    Public Welfare - Other: $35,855,000 ($54.96)
    Central Staff Services: $26,862,000 ($41.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,628,000 ($31.62)
    Financial Administration: $18,587,000 ($28.49)
    General Public Buildings: $3,924,000 ($6.01)
    Health - Other: $2,460,000 ($3.77)
    Parking Facilities: $2,025,000 ($3.10)
    Corrections - Other: $1,419,000 ($2.18)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $71,324,000 ($109.32)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $900,993,000 ($1381.03)
    Other Investments - Other: $226,201,000 ($346.72)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $181,829,000 ($278.71)
    Corporate Bonds: $102,019,000 ($156.37)
    Benefit Payments: $82,303,000 ($126.15)
    Withdrawals: $10,351,000 ($15.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,844,000 ($79.47)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $89,600,000 ($137.34)
    Corrections - Other: $11,771,000 ($18.04)
    Health - Other: $11,696,000 ($17.93)
    General - Other: $110,000 ($0.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $100,000 ($0.15)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($0.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $28,109,000 ($43.09)
    Electric Utilities: $27,531,000 ($42.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,647,000 ($25.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,134,000 ($14.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,251,000 ($11.11)
    Police Protection: $5,008,000 ($7.68)
    Regular Highways: $3,629,000 ($5.56)
    Libraries: $2,919,000 ($4.47)
    Sewerage: $1,885,000 ($2.89)
    General - Other: $1,499,000 ($2.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $581,000 ($0.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $507,000 ($0.78)
    Central Staff Services: $341,000 ($0.52)
    General Public Building: $233,000 ($0.36)
    Financial Administration: $92,000 ($0.14)
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000 ($0.11)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $679,019,000 ($1040.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $34,778,000 ($53.31)

Seattle government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $176,482,000 ($270.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $111,231,000 ($170.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,635,000 ($63.82)
    Regular Highways: $20,991,000 ($32.17)
    Parking Facilities: $20,484,000 ($31.40)
    All Other: $15,807,000 ($24.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $139,866,000 ($214.39)
    Local Employee Contribution: $35,962,000 ($55.12)
    From Parent Local Government: $35,897,000 ($55.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,644,000 ($28.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,498,000 ($28.35)
    Highways: $4,116,000 ($6.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,381,000 ($5.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $45,913,000 ($70.37)
    Interest Earnings: $23,167,000 ($35.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,637,000 ($28.57)
    Sale of Property: $14,714,000 ($22.55)
    Special Assessments: $4,638,000 ($7.11)
    Rents: $794,000 ($1.22)
    Donations From Private Sources: $296,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $735,531,000 ($1127.41)
    Water Utilities: $146,128,000 ($223.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,356,000 ($66.46)
    Highways: $39,582,000 ($60.67)
    Electric Utilities: $8,924,000 ($13.68)
    General Local Government Support: $6,413,000 ($9.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $842,000 ($1.29)
    Sewerage: $571,000 ($0.88)
  • Tax - Property: $284,444,000 ($435.99)
    NEC: $193,300,000 ($296.29)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $146,060,000 ($223.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $124,271,000 ($190.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $36,402,000 ($55.80)

Seattle government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,586,963,000 ($5498.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,452,894,000 ($5292.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,399,000 ($619.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,330,000 ($414.36)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $11,976,000 ($18.36)
    Beginning: $7,976,000 ($12.23)

Seattle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $174,927,000 ($268.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $201,641,000 ($309.07)
    Total Federal Securities: $115,262,000 ($176.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $391,186,000 ($599.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,991,000 ($33.71)

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,386 average AGI)
King County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.86% ($46,693 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.74% ($40,149)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($62,162)


5.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,948 average AGI)
King County:

0.14%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  0.94% ($47,962 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.73% ($41,813)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($52,224)

Strongest AM radio stations in Seattle:

  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBLE (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SACRED HEART RADIO, INC.)
  • KKDZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKNW (1150 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KLFE (1590 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KCIS (630 AM; 5 kW; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seattle:

  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KUOW (94.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)
  • KEXP-FM (90.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K277AE (103.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMS (105.3 FM; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Seattle:

  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K02EO (Channel 2; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Seattle fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 427
Total length: 10,069 meters (33,035ft)
Total costs: $-2,147,483,648
Total average daily traffic: 18,692,079
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,203,016

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 4
  • 1910-1919: 13
  • 1920-1929: 6
  • 1930-1939: 26
  • 1940-1949: 14
  • 1950-1959: 24
  • 1960-1969: 236
  • 1970-1979: 13
  • 1980-1989: 30
  • 1990-1999: 35
  • 2000-2009: 22
  • 2010-2012: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Seattle, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Seattle)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 1184 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Seattle, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 393 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 634 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 170 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 4053 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Seattle)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Seattle)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 1223 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 124 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,297$332,4985,074$345,85122,167$307,443631$202,808148$2,026,4392,048$285,8397$269,479
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED119$317,071508$368,0162,207$314,72790$111,8212$732,500258$302,7191$69,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED210$313,078748$365,4065,159$347,260293$174,06032$1,253,313696$293,7265$117,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN247$311,299609$371,2563,727$322,504144$184,18016$1,425,500458$286,3543$149,430
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS35$328,06098$393,367869$327,37861$233,6743$728,00093$239,5480$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 125 tracts in Seattle, WA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 121 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED664$324,175398$333,8228$283,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED171$322,159150$334,19610$284,035
APPLICATIONS DENIED138$309,081119$327,1688$185,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN67$331,86645$339,7112$150,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$327,6958$349,7504$321,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2221
  • Hazardous Condition: 1234
  • Service Call: 140
  • Good Intent Call: 30

Incident types - Seattle

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Seattle, WA
Most common first names in Seattle, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5,75375.0 years
William4,55574.7 years
Mary4,19680.6 years
Robert3,87971.1 years
James3,41171.8 years
George2,98776.5 years
Charles2,71974.8 years
Helen2,52181.3 years
Margaret2,44480.6 years
Dorothy2,07379.2 years
Most common last names in Seattle, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2,58277.1 years
Smith2,07476.6 years
Anderson1,71677.5 years
Brown1,09375.6 years
Nelson1,05178.2 years
Miller1,03176.3 years
Williams1,02274.5 years
Jones1,01374.3 years
Peterson84079.2 years
Wilson78276.8 years
Businesses in Seattle, WA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness6KFC9
7-Eleven38Kmart1
ALDO2Kroger22
AMF Bowling1LA Fitness2
AT&T15La Quinta2
Abercrombie & Fitch2Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Furniture5
Ace Hardware6LensCrafters2
Aeropostale1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Aerosoles1Little Caesars Pizza4
Albertsons4Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters4Macy's2
Ann Taylor3Marriott8
Apple Store1Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets20
Arby's3Mazda1
Audi1McDonald's19
AutoZone2Men's Wearhouse2
Avenue1Motel 63
BMW1Motherhood Maternity4
Banana Republic3New Balance21
Barnes & Noble3Nike46
Baskin-Robbins13Nordstrom4
Bath & Body Works2Office Depot4
Bebe1OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond3Old Navy1
Ben & Jerry's1Outback Steakhouse2
Best Western4Pac Sun1
Blockbuster10Panda Express3
Brooks Brothers1Panera Bread2
Brookstone2Papa John's Pizza3
Budget Car Rental4Payless4
Burger King7Penske2
Cache1PetSmart1
Chevrolet3Pier 1 Imports2
Chico's3Pizza Hut9
Chipotle3Pottery Barn1
Cinnabon 1Pottery Barn Kids1
Circle K2Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Clarion1Quality2
Clarks2Quiznos9
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack13
Comfort Inn1Red Robin2
Comfort Suites1Red Roof Inn1
Costco2Rite Aid10
Crate & Barrel1Rodeway Inn1
Curves7SAS Shoes1
DHL16Safeway19
Dairy Queen2Sam's Club1
Days Inn3Sears4
Dennys3Sephora4
Discount Tire2Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza6Skechers USA1
DressBarn1Soma Intimates1
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer3Sprint Nextel7
Express3Staples3
Extended Stay America1Starbucks99
FedEx132Subaru1
Finish Line2Subway40
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile24
Ford2T.J.Maxx1
Forever 212Taco Bell9
GNC10Target2
GameStop4The Cheesecake Factory1
Gap3The Limited1
Gymboree3The Room Place1
H&M2Torrid1
H&R Block22Toyota2
Haworth1Toys"R"Us1
Hilton11Trader Joe's4
Holiday Inn6Travelodge5
Hollister Co.2True Value6
Home Depot4U-Haul19
Honda1UPS124
Hyatt1Urban Outfitters3
IHOP2Vans14
J.Crew3Verizon Wireless5
JCPenney2Victoria's Secret5
Jack In The Box9Volkswagen2
Jamba Juice3Vons19
Jimmy John's11Walgreens14
JoS. A. Bank1Wendy's5
Johnny Rockets2Westin1
Jones New York9Wet Seal2
Journeys2Whole Foods Market3
Juicy Couture1YMCA7
Justice1

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  • #15 (98117) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 (98122) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ugandan first ancestries"
  • #17 (98101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #18 (98118) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ethiopian first ancestries"
  • #22 (98104) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Somalian first ancestries"
  • #23 (98101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
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  • #27 (98101) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most Internet business establishments in 2005"
  • #27 (98104) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #35 (98106) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #38 (98103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
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