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East Seattle, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Total population: 512,735 (Urban population: 471,800, Rural population: 8,176 (119 farm, 8,057 nonfarm))

Houses: 199,933 (191,630 occupied: 147,940 owner occupied, 78,882 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

35%
State:

38%

Housing density: 921 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015 in this county: $588,053.

Median contract rent in 2015: $830 (lower quartile is $659, upper quartile is $1,047)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $1,656


Median gross rent in East Seattle, WA in 2015: $905

Housing units in East Seattle with a mortgage: 85,751 (9,796 second mortgage, 11,674 home equity loan, 352 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,582



East Seattle, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $512,407 (it was $264,800 in 2000)
East Seattle:

$512,407
Washington:

$284,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $356,012 - $784,323

Household type by relationship:

Households: 476,415
  • In family households: 393,392 (100,281 male householders, 27,028 female householders)
    107,288 spouses, 134,942 children (125,671 natural, 4,197 adopted, 5,074 stepchildren), 3,508 grandchildren, 3,668 brothers or sisters, 3,253 parents, 5,547 other relatives, 7,877 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 83,023 (30,904 male householders (21,950 living alone)), 33,456 female householders (27,546 living alone)), 18,663 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,561 (1,625 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 54,494 2-persons, 29,042 3-persons, 28,011 4-persons, 10,652 5-persons, 3,443 6-persons, 1,667 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 49,496 1-person, 12,429 2-persons, 1,678 3-persons, 502 4-persons, 102 5-persons, 107 6-persons, 46 7-or-more-persons.

89,780 married couples with children.
18,982 single-parent households (4,485 men, 14,497 women).

81.6% of residents of East Seattle speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
5.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
8.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 79,117 (16.5%)
(43.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in East Seattle, Washington:

  • 546no bedroom
  • 4,5101 bedroom
  • 19,2692 bedrooms
  • 51,4363 bedrooms
  • 41,3164 bedrooms
  • 11,1325+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to East Seattle population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Seattle, Washington:

  • 4,679no bedroom
  • 20,9431 bedroom
  • 25,1602 bedrooms
  • 9,4663 bedrooms
  • 2,4854 bedrooms
  • 6885+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to East Seattle population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in East Seattle in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 2,412no vehicle
  • 29,4391 vehicle
  • 62,5722 vehicles
  • 24,7013 vehicles
  • 6,6284 vehicles
  • 2,4575+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to East Seattle population

Cars and other vehicles available in East Seattle in renter-occupied apartments

  • 6,626no vehicle
  • 31,7801 vehicle
  • 19,7112 vehicles
  • 3,7033 vehicles
  • 1,0384 vehicles
  • 5635+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to East Seattle population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in East Seattle, Washington:

  • 3271 room
  • 1,3892 rooms
  • 4,7393 rooms
  • 8,7854 rooms
  • 15,0015 rooms
  • 19,7496 rooms
  • 21,9487 rooms
  • 22,1248 rooms
  • 34,1479+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to East Seattle population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Seattle, Washington:

  • 4,0841 room
  • 9,6792 rooms
  • 13,9983 rooms
  • 15,8814 rooms
  • 10,0075 rooms
  • 4,3046 rooms
  • 2,5497 rooms
  • 1,3958 rooms
  • 1,5249+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to East Seattle population

Year house built

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • East Seattle, WA household income distribution

  • 7,553Less than $10,000
  • 5,519$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,371$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7,194$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7,941$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8,566$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8,565$35,000 to $39,999
  • 9,197$40,000 to $44,999
  • 9,152$45,000 to $49,999
  • 17,362$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24,323$60,000 to $74,999
  • 29,744$75,000 to $99,999
  • 18,909$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10,707$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9,597$150,000 to $199,999
  • 11,969$200,000 or more

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 24,2261995 to March 2000
  • 14,4681990 to 1994
  • 10,1591985 to 1989
  • 8,3011980 to 1984
  • 6,6531975 to 1979
  • 3,2881970 to 1974
  • 4,0711965 to 1969
  • 7,951Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to East Seattle population
East Seattle commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,871
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 19,433
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 31,579
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 38,514
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 41,294
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 18,782
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 39,752
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 8,431
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 10,599
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 17,099
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,845
  • 90 or more minutes: 3,383
East Seattle, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 93.1%
Number of people working at home: 12,510 (4.9% of all workers)

East Seattle mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 193,806 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 27,983 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12,586 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 69 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 38 (0%)
  • Railroad: 99 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 115 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 298 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 877 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,352 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,357 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 12,510 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 97,647
 German: 56,733
 English: 42,300
 Irish: 34,027
 Norwegian: 22,001
 United States or American: 19,943
 Italian: 14,428
 Swedish: 12,518
 Scottish: 10,726
 French (except Basque): 9,086
 European: 8,945
 Scotch-Irish: 6,845
 Polish: 6,353
 Russian: 5,788
 Dutch: 5,766
 British: 4,014
 Danish: 3,734
 French Canadian: 2,888
 Canadian: 2,795
 Scandinavian: 2,694
 Welsh: 2,520
 Iranian: 2,347
 Ukrainian: 2,315
 Subsaharan African:: 2,179
 Romanian: 1,951
 Finnish: 1,848
 Arab:: 1,797
 Swiss: 1,756
 Hungarian: 1,706
 Czech: 1,690
 Northern European: 1,644
 Greek: 1,623
 Austrian: 1,170
 Portuguese: 1,014
 Yugoslavian: 988
 Armenian: 969
 African: 934
 Eastern European: 735
 Czechoslovakian: 668
 Croatian: 626
 Lebanese: 624
 Lithuanian: 511
 Belgian: 447
 Israeli: 425
 Latvian: 418
 Bulgarian: 404
 Icelander: 395
 Australian: 382
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 365
 Arab/Arabic: 345
 Ethiopian: 340
 Slovak: 293
 Other Arab: 282
 Brazilian: 280
 Turkish: 267
 Estonian: 247
 Somalian: 225
 South African: 202
 Egyptian: 201
 Slovene: 185
 Slavic: 182
 Serbian: 162
 Celtic: 160
 Basque: 156
 Palestinian: 151
 Other Subsaharan African: 151
 Jamaican: 141
 Pennsylvania German: 140
 Afghan: 126
 New Zealander: 119
 Kenyan: 116
 Syrian: 105
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 100
 Cypriot: 80
 Ghanian: 78
 West Indian: 68
 Nigerian: 65
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 61
 Acadian/Cajun: 50
 Moroccan: 38
 Iraqi: 32
 Luxemburger: 25
 British West Indian: 24
 Jordanian: 19
 Sudanese: 19
 Albanian: 16
 Ugandan: 15
 German Russian: 14
 Maltese: 14
 Haitian: 12
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 12
 Cape Verdean: 10
 Alsatian: 10
 Senegalese: 9
 Sierra Leonean: 8
 Barbadian: 8
 Macedonian: 7
 Zimbabwean: 7

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

  • 9%Mexico
  • 9%Canada
  • 7%Vietnam
  • 7%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Korea
  • 6%India
  • 5%Philippines

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

  • This state: 195,786
  • Northeast: 26,250
  • Midwest: 56,420
  • South: 28,547
  • West: 87,556

52% of East Seattle residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 727
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 242
  • 5th and 6th grade: 771
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,197
  • 9th grade: 816
  • 10th grade: 1,244
  • 11th grade: 1,270
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,877
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 22,399
  • Less than 1 year of college: 8,371
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 24,895
  • Associate degree: 10,655
  • Bachelor's degree: 54,045
  • Master's degree: 19,380
  • Professional school degree: 6,675
  • Doctorate degree: 4,123

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,106
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 460
  • 5th and 6th grade: 836
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,504
  • 9th grade: 1,024
  • 10th grade: 1,669
  • 11th grade: 1,293
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,997
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 30,050
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,334
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 30,417
  • Associate degree: 14,104
  • Bachelor's degree: 50,663
  • Master's degree: 15,515
  • Professional school degree: 3,649
  • Doctorate degree: 1,437

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.3%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.5%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 10.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 6.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 3.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 5.4%Females
East Seattle marital status for males
East Seattle marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 120,349
  • One, attached: 9,021
  • Two: 1,995
  • 3 or 4: 7,574
  • 5 to 9: 14,733
  • 10 to 19: 15,251
  • 20 to 49: 11,512
  • 50 or more: 15,791
  • Mobile homes: 3,598
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 109

Median worth of mobile homes: $41,101

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in East Seattle:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 73.3%Utility gas
  • 20.9%Electricity
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 17.2%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,341
Here:

12.0%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,099
Here:

8.0%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,575
Here:

16.8%
Washington:

15.7%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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 (Noninstitutionalized)