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County population in 2012: 2,007,440 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 1,737,034 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 365,701
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 101,017
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 425,451
Renter-occupied apartments: 322,514 (it was 285,465 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

36%

Land area: 2126 sq. mi.
Water area: 180.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 926 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in King County: 112.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (31.5%), Educational,health and social services (15.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in King County, Washington:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years

Males: 962,090  (44.8%)
Females: 969,159  (55.2%)

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King County,WA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
King County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $67,806 ($53,157 in 1999)
This county:

$67806
Washington:

$56548

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $938 (lower quartile is $739, upper quartile is $1,269)
This county:

$938
State:

$801


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $402,500 (it was $226,400 in 2000)
King County:

$402,500
Washington:

$287,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $293,300 - $596,300

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $522,284
Here:

$522,284
State:

$367,029

Townhouses or other attached units: $393,599
Here:

$393,599
State:

$319,220

In 2-unit structures: $697,121
Here:

$697,121
State:

$407,598

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $400,411
Here:

$400,411
State:

$312,031

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $334,118
Here:

$334,118
State:

$300,621

Mobile homes: $95,658
Here:

$95,658
State:

$80,529

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $237,276
Here:

$237,276
State:

$62,453
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,237
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $641

Institutionalized population: 10,490

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Health of residents in King County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is about average.
84.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
41.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
86.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
78.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is more than average.
21.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,658 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $3,582 (0.9%)


King County household income distribution in 2009 King County home values distribution


King County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.7%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.7%
King County:

9.7%
Washington:

12.3%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Seattle-Bellevue, WA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in King County is $698 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $840 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1187 a month.

Cities in this county include: Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kent, Shoreline, Renton, Redmond, Kirkland, Auburn, Cascade-Fairwood.

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

2005 air pollution in King County:

Carbon Monoxide: 4 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.085 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.063 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 70 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 30 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.metrokc.gov

Click to draw/clear King County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in King County: Skykomish District Ranger Office (A), Asahel Curtis Picnic Ground (B), Snoqualmie Summit Ski Area (C), Beaver Lake Club (D), Taylor (E), Taylor River Forest Camp (F), Foss River Camp (G), Foss River Campground (H), Mountain Tree Farm Center (I), Denny Creek Trailhead (J), Carnation Farm (K), Camp Gilead (L), Alpental Ski Area (M), Seattle Water Supply Intake (N), Tacoma Water Supply Intake (O), Walsh Lake Nursery (P), King County Fairgrounds (Q), Carnation Golf Course (R), Hot Springs (S), Commonwealth Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in King County include: Eastridge Christian Assembly Church (A), Preston Baptist Church (B), Enumclaw Community Church (C), Faith United Methodist Church (D), Foothills Baptist Church Issaquah (E), Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Issaquah (F), Covenant Presbyterian Church (G), Good Samaritan Episcopal Church (H), Wabash Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Holy Cross Cemetery (1), Krain Cemetery (2), Enumclaw Municipal Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Terrace Lakes (A), Cass Pond (B), Tsuga Lakes (C), Cold Lake (D), Tye Lake (E), Lake Titicaca (F), Trout Lake (G), Cloudy Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Beckler River (B), Boise Creek (C), Bolt Creek (D), Boulder Creek (E), Boundary Creek (F), Bridge Creek (G), Brockway Creek (H), Burn Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in King County include: Kanaskat-Palmer State Park (1), Green River Gorge State Park (2), Fall City Community Park (3), Mahler Park (4), Duvall Park (5), Black Diamond Bridge State Park (6), John MacDonald Tolt River Park (7), Chester Morse Monument (8), Kanaskat-Palmer Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Alexander Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chelan County , Kittitas County , Pierce County , Snohomish County , Yakima County , Kitsap County , Pierce County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 125,584
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 268,285 (44% naturalized citizens)

King County:

15.4%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.2%

King County marital status for males
King County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in King County with a mortgage: 276,258 (32,719 second mortgage, 34,430 home equity loan, 1,346 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 79,250

Here:

77.7% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.26%
Here37.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 647,222
Total congregations: 1,097

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents280,568 (43.3%)40,525 (6.3%)35,393 (5.5%)32,400 (5.0%)26,926 (4.2%)
Congregations65 (5.9%)106 (9.7%)68 (6.2%)21 (1.9%)60 (5.5%)
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents24,457 (3.8%)18,553 (2.9%)17,901 (2.8%)17,560 (2.7%)152,939 (23.6%)
Congregations61 (5.6%)50 (4.6%)39 (3.6%)8 (0.7%)619 (56.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in King County - Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kent, Shoreline

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 439
This county:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
King 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
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
King County:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
King County:

14.6%
State:

13.9%


Agriculture in King County:

Average size of farms: 27 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,555
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $7142.33
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.23%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $64,161
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.34%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,224
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 53.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 50.70%
Vegetables: 1,163 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 178 acres

Tornado activity:

King County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 7.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/12/1969, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

King County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 278% 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 25.1 miles away from the county 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 36.5 miles away from the county 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 17.2 miles away from the county 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 59.2 miles away from King County 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 28.9 miles away from the county center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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: 16, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in King County (%):





King County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 626,576 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 109,573 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 84,997 (9%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 296 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 227 (0%)
  • Railroad: 118 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 975 (0%)
  • Taxi: 685 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1,833 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7,819 (1%)
  • Walked: 33,137 (4%)
  • Other means: 5,026 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 40,415 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in King County, Washington in 2000:

People in group quarters in King County, Washington in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $74,093.

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Washington average:

7.86%


0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,154 average AGI)
King County:

0.27%
Washington average:

0.26%

2.79% relocated from other counties in Washington ($15,870 average AGI)
4.01% relocated from other states ($34,581 average AGI)
King County:

4.01%
Washington average:

3.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.95% ($45,723 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.78% ($40,128)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.20% ($65,600)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.15% ($47,625)
from Whatcom County, WA  0.12% ($28,059)
from Spokane County, WA  0.12% ($34,350)
from Thurston County, WA  0.11% ($35,501)


6.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($54,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Washington average:

7.07%


0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,377 average AGI)
King County:

0.16%
Washington average:

0.16%

3.30% relocated to other counties in Washington ($25,783 average AGI)
2.99% relocated to other states ($27,537 average AGI)
King County:

2.99%
Washington average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.31% ($49,721 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.97% ($46,071)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($51,775)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($67,522)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.12% ($89,816)
to Thurston County, WA  0.12% ($44,780)
to Spokane County, WA  0.10% ($42,564)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in King County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Deaths per 1000 population in King County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in King County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 201,881 (178,032 aged, 23,849 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9568.110
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 197.4
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33326.58

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1262.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 641.790
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.58

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 75.9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 125.220

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.89
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 7301.601

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 39.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 22.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.2
  • Suffocation - 1.8
  • Other - 8.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.4
  • Suffocation - 24.0
  • Poisoning - 23.9
  • Fall - 7.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 3.1
  • Other - 4.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,894,118

Size of family households: 194,962 2-persons, 109,098 3-persons, 95,246 4-persons, 37,209 5-persons, 14,461 6-persons, 10,534 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 244,699 1-person, 66,514 2-persons, 9,969 3-persons, 3,991 4-persons, 1,396 5-persons, 618 6-persons, 535 7-or-more-persons.

81.6% of residents of King County speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
8.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $11,785,657,000 ($6632 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,989,085,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,421,334,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,590,493,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $41,475,000
Federal grants: $3,065,138,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,177,412,000 ($1,578,744,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,489,805,000 ($138,786,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $418,403,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,106,701,000
Federal Government insurance: $769,541,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 115,453
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 60,945
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +63,937
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -66,789
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in King County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 331.35 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

3.9

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in King County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1,772
  • 2 rooms: 6,453
  • 3 rooms: 19,856
  • 4 rooms: 36,400
  • 5 rooms: 62,013
  • 6 rooms: 77,858
  • 7 rooms: 75,291
  • 8 rooms: 63,739
  • 9+ rooms: 82,069
  • 1 room: 30,057
  • 2 rooms: 46,889
  • 3 rooms: 66,381
  • 4 rooms: 64,849
  • 5 rooms: 39,704
  • 6 rooms: 18,374
  • 7 rooms: 9,466
  • 8 rooms: 5,141
  • 9+ rooms: 4,604
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in King County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2,775
  • 1 bedroom: 21,300
  • 2 bedrooms: 84,974
  • 3 bedrooms: 178,877
  • 4 bedrooms: 109,764
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27,761
  • no bedroom: 36,446
  • 1 bedroom: 105,158
  • 2 bedrooms: 96,649
  • 3 bedrooms: 34,993
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,363
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,856
Cars and other vehicles available in King County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 12,996
  • 1 vehicle: 111,956
  • 2 vehicles: 195,270
  • 3 vehicles: 75,642
  • 4 vehicles: 21,281
  • 5+ vehicles: 8,306
  • no vehicle: 53,248
  • 1 vehicle: 139,681
  • 2 vehicles: 71,395
  • 3 vehicles: 14,891
  • 4 vehicles: 3,996
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,254

50% of King County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in Washington.

King County:

50.0%
State average:

50.2%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $249,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in King County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.0%)
  • Electricity (25.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Electricity (75.8%)
  • Utility gas (17.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22,465
Here:

12.6%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,931
Here:

10.2%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17,236
Here:

17.5%
Washington:

15.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

King County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


King County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


King County government finances - Debt in 2006:


King County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



King County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

King County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 373 full 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 ORIGINATED7,199$300,33112,500$343,05170,489$295,3341,920$190,058214$3,712,7384,366$264,106487$179,908
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED466$285,6181,424$350,6057,647$302,114317$93,6157$3,835,143619$257,52081$138,642
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,027$277,9842,233$357,57418,165$327,081841$164,34142$1,717,9761,756$264,871286$152,594
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN931$288,4181,588$360,37312,828$312,643474$183,74340$3,180,3251,077$259,523113$193,478
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS137$300,489294$407,9082,839$320,489170$192,4533$728,000215$268,76725$211,080
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 358 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,517$318,7871,119$318,34814$282,3570$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED449$322,216509$317,70722$272,3182$297,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED294$308,092376$316,91515$221,8002$256,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN144$315,000161$313,8203$182,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS37$343,64939$313,6158$318,1250$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in King County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8,86274.9 years
William7,04374.8 years
Mary6,65380.3 years
Robert6,45971.5 years
James5,34471.9 years
George4,57776.6 years
Charles4,24075.1 years
Helen3,93681.4 years
Margaret3,75180.6 years
Dorothy3,44779.4 years
Most common last names in King County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3,90477.0 years
Smith3,22976.4 years
Anderson2,60777.1 years
Brown1,72775.8 years
Miller1,62976.1 years
Nelson1,57277.9 years
Williams1,53974.7 years
Jones1,52274.6 years
Peterson1,28378.6 years
Wilson1,20476.8 years
Businesses in King County, WA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness14JoS. A. Bank3
7-Eleven96Johnny Rockets5
ALDO3Jones New York32
AMF Bowling2Journeys4
AT&T47KFC26
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kincaid3
Abercrombie Kids1Kmart2
Ace Hardware21Knights Inn2
Aeropostale6Kohl's3
Aerosoles3Kroger79
Albertsons18LA Fitness12
American Eagle Outfitters7La Quinta3
Ann Taylor9La-Z-Boy2
Apple Store3Lane Bryant7
Applebee's9Lane Furniture17
Arby's13LensCrafters7
Ashley Furniture1Levi Strauss & Co.2
AutoZone10Little Caesars Pizza16
Avenue3Long John Silver's2
BMW2Lowe's9
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2Macy's8
Bally Total Fitness3Marriott22
Banana Republic7Marshalls5
Baskin-Robbins42MasterBrand Cabinets93
Bath & Body Works11Maurices1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's70
Bebe1Men's Wearhouse6
Bed Bath & Beyond8Motel 65
Ben & Jerry's4Motherhood Maternity11
Bentleymotors.Com1New Balance38
Best Western8New York & Co1
Big O Tires3Nike123
Blockbuster32Nordstrom9
Brooks Brothers2Office Depot12
Brookstone3OfficeMax7
Budget Car Rental6Old Country Buffet3
Burger King24Old Navy5
Cache3Olive Garden3
Casual Male XL2Outback4
Catherines3Outback Steakhouse6
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun9
Chico's7Panda Express11
Chipotle10Panera Bread9
Chuck E. Cheese's2Papa John's Pizza18
Church's Chicken2Payless20
Cinnabon 3Penske10
Clarion3PetSmart7
Clarks4Pier 1 Imports9
Cold Stone Creamery10Pizza Hut26
Coldwater Creek2Popeyes2
Comfort Inn7Qdoba Mexican Grill14
Comfort Suites2Quality5
Costco8Quiznos44
Crate & Barrel2RadioShack35
Crossland Economy Studios1Ramada1
Curves19Red Lobster1
DHL33Red Robin16
Dairy Queen19Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn7Rite Aid42
Deb1Rodeway Inn2
Decora Cabinetry4Rue211
Dennys15Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Discount Tire11SAS Shoes3
Domino's Pizza23Safeway49
DressBarn6Sam's Club3
Econo Lodge3Sears15
Eddie Bauer8Sephora5
Ethan Allen2Sleep Inn1
Express4Soma Intimates3
Extended Stay America6Spencer Gifts2
Extended Stay Deluxe2Sprint Nextel24
Famous Footwear10Staples11
Fashion Bug2Starbucks262
FedEx262Subway118
Finish Line4Super 83
Firestone Complete Auto Care16T-Mobile83
Foot Locker4T.J.Maxx5
Forever 214Taco Bell31
GNC36Talbots2
GameStop23Target10
Gap9The Cheesecake Factory3
Goodwill3The Limited1
Gymboree7The Room Place6
H&M3Torrid2
H&R Block60Toys"R"Us7
Haworth2Trader Joe's10
Hawthorn1Travelodge6
Holiday Inn9True Value12
Hollister Co.3U-Haul66
Home Depot12UPS288
Homestead Studio Suites3Urban Outfitters3
Hot Topic2Vans27
Howard Johnson1Verizon Wireless22
Hyatt3Victoria's Secret9
IHOP10Village Inn1
IKEA1Vons54
IZOD1Walgreens37
J. Jill2Walmart5
J.Crew4Wendy's22
JCPenney3Westin2
Jack In The Box37Wet Seal3
Jamba Juice19Whole Foods Market5
Jimmy John's22YMCA16
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