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Total population: 617,334 (All urban)

Seattle,WA index of house prices


Houses: 270,536 (258,510 occupied: 125,151 owner occupied, 133,359 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

52%
State:

50%

Housing density: 3226 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $308,180.


Median contract rent in 2009: $849 (lower quartile is $657, upper quartile is $1,154)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $1,113


Median gross rent in Seattle, WA in 2009: $923


Housing units in Seattle with a mortgage: 74,340 (7,751 second mortgage, 9,155 home equity loan, 429 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,378


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $100,322


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $56,577


Median monthly housing costs: $1,191





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $452,000 (it was $252,100 in 2000)
Seattle:

$452,000
Washington:

$287,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $336,100 - $651,600

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $560,322
Here:

$560,322
State:

$367,029

Townhouses or other attached units: $524,747
Here:

$524,747
State:

$319,220

In 2-unit structures: $887,448
Here:

$887,448
State:

$407,598

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,063,039
Here:

$1,063,039
State:

$312,031

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $370,765
Here:

$370,765
State:

$300,621

Mobile homes: $30,140
Here:

$30,140
State:

$80,529

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $854,747
Here:

$854,747
State:

$62,453

Median year house/condo built: 1950

Median year apartment built: 1966

Household type by relationship:

Households: 536,722
  • In family households: 342,957 (78,712 male householders, 36,786 female householders)
    88,305 spouses, 102,418 children (96,072 natural, 3,311 adopted, 3,035 stepchildren), 5,801 grandchildren, 7,421 brothers or sisters, 3,825 parents, 7,523 other relatives, 12,166 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 193,765 (69,395 male householders (49,007 living alone)), 73,742 female householders (56,432 living alone)), 50,628 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 26,653 (7,198 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 56,357 2-persons, 26,410 3-persons, 19,437 4-persons, 7,936 5-persons, 3,123 6-persons, 2,235 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 105,439 1-person, 30,379 2-persons, 4,732 3-persons, 1,594 4-persons, 562 5-persons, 265 6-persons, 166 7-or-more-persons.

55,872 married couples with children.
21,892 single-parent households (4,371 men, 17,521 women).

79.8% of residents of Seattle speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
10.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 94,952 (16.9%)
(46.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.1
State:

3.9

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Seattle, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 862
  • 2 rooms: 2,949
  • 3 rooms: 8,077
  • 4 rooms: 13,995
  • 5 rooms: 21,792
  • 6 rooms: 23,040
  • 7 rooms: 20,560
  • 8 rooms: 16,048
  • 9 or more rooms: 17,828
  • 1 room: 20,823
  • 2 rooms: 25,607
  • 3 rooms: 34,431
  • 4 rooms: 25,399
  • 5 rooms: 13,448
  • 6 rooms: 6,413
  • 7 rooms: 3,510
  • 8 rooms: 1,968
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,760
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Seattle, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,248
  • 1 bedroom: 10,254
  • 2 bedrooms: 36,229
  • 3 bedrooms: 45,887
  • 4 bedrooms: 24,271
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7,262
  • no bedroom: 25,502
  • 1 bedroom: 55,920
  • 2 bedrooms: 36,258
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,713
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,562
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,404
Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 6,633
  • 1 vehicle: 45,076
  • 2 vehicles: 52,846
  • 3 vehicles: 15,494
  • 4 vehicles: 3,845
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,257
  • no vehicle: 35,547
  • 1 vehicle: 64,737
  • 2 vehicles: 25,115
  • 3 vehicles: 5,403
  • 4 vehicles: 1,540
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,017

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 7,367
  • 2000 to 2004: 20,407
  • 1990 to 1999: 26,328
  • 1980 to 1989: 25,092
  • 1970 to 1979: 29,539
  • 1960 to 1969: 29,012
  • 1950 to 1959: 36,906
  • 1940 to 1949: 31,526
  • 1939 or earlier: 91,183

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Seattle, WA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Seattle, WA:

  • Less than $10,000: 123
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 61
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 100
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 155
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 175
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 187
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 126
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 187
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 120
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 106
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 100
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 98
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 98
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 395
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 956
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 2036
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 2985
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 8193
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 11816
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 29134
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 26635
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 34272
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 12196
  • $1,000,000 or more: 13198
 


Seattle rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Seattle:

  • Less than $100: 578 people
  • $100 to $149: 1,036
  • $150 to $199: 2,724
  • $200 to $249: 2,131
  • $250 to $299: 1,674
  • $300 to $349: 1,405
  • $350 to $399: 1,526
  • $400 to $449: 1,869
  • $450 to $499: 1,822
  • $500 to $549: 2,257
  • $550 to $599: 3,353
  • $600 to $649: 4,961
  • $650 to $699: 7,186
  • $700 to $749: 7,655
  • $750 to $799: 7,996
  • $800 to $899: 16,574
  • $900 to $999: 14,439
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 23,528
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 13,258
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 13,917
  • $2,000 or more: 6,374
  • No cash rent: 3,410
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 25,005
  • 1990 to 1994: 19,140
  • 1985 to 1989: 12,770
  • 1980 to 1984: 11,933
  • 1975 to 1979: 7,968
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,488
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,721
  • 1965 to 1969: 9,927


Seattle, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.8%
Number of people working at home: 14,613 (4.6% of all workers)


Seattle commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 6278
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 22033
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 37672
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 51499
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 54186
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 23257
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 50471
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 9452
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 11721
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 19836
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 10878
  • 90 or more minutes: 4597
 


Seattle mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 178,964 (57%)
  • Carpooled: 35,387 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 54,625 (17%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 151 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 146 (0%)
  • Railroad: 11 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 339 (0%)
  • Taxi: 380 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1,005 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5,943 (2%)
  • Walked: 23,291 (7%)
  • Other means: 1,638 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 14,613 (5%)
 


Seattle, WA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 23130
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 14422
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 13513
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 15515
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 15285
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 16413
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 15046
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 14010
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 11989
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 22366
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 26516
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 29387
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 16027
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 8386
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 7618
  • $200,000 or more: 9012
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 152045
 German: 54226
 Irish: 43872
 English: 38766
 Norwegian: 24214
 Italian: 17528
 United States or American: 14343
 Swedish: 12651
 Scottish: 12174
 European: 11129
 Subsaharan African:: 9608
 French (except Basque): 9442
 Scotch-Irish: 8767
 Polish: 8252
 Russian: 6900
 Dutch: 5699
 Danish: 4438
 British: 4165
 Ethiopian: 4035
 African: 3358
 Welsh: 3243
 French Canadian: 2745
 Scandinavian: 2705
 Northern European: 2537
 Greek: 2281
 Finnish: 2088
 Swiss: 2033
 Canadian: 1939
 Arab:: 1729
 Czech: 1687
 Austrian: 1619
 Hungarian: 1590
 Ukrainian: 1455
 Portuguese: 1217
 Eastern European: 1158
 Croatian: 1025
 Lithuanian: 991
 Yugoslavian: 904
 Somalian: 781
 Romanian: 746
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 715
 Iranian: 695
 Icelander: 680
 Czechoslovakian: 666
 Turkish: 656
 Belgian: 582
 Armenian: 460
 Lebanese: 448
 Latvian: 447
 Jamaican: 434
 Australian: 420
 Celtic: 413
 Other Subsaharan African: 397
 Slovak: 395
 Arab/Arabic: 350
 Bulgarian: 313
 Other Arab: 291
 Nigerian: 290
 Basque: 288
 Serbian: 271
 Brazilian: 258
 Israeli: 204
 Slovene: 201
 Moroccan: 191
 Estonian: 190
 Egyptian: 188
 Slavic: 187
 Pennsylvania German: 184
 South African: 182
 Sudanese: 171
 Albanian: 136
 New Zealander: 118
 Syrian: 108
 Haitian: 103
 Kenyan: 100
 Ugandan: 85
 Maltese: 78
 Palestinian: 73
 West Indian: 72
 Alsatian: 66
 Liberian: 62
 Acadian/Cajun: 61
 Luxemburger: 56
 Zimbabwean: 56
 Afghan: 52
 Iraqi: 47
 Macedonian: 46
 German Russian: 41
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 41
 Jordanian: 33
 Barbadian: 27
 Sierra Leonean: 25
 Ghanian: 24
 British West Indian: 20
 Guyanese: 19
 Senegalese: 19
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 16
 Cape Verdean: 16
 Belizean: 12
 Carpatho Rusyn: 11
 Zairian: 7
 Other West Indian: 6


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



  • Philippines (13%)
  • Vietnam (12%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Japan (3%)


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

  • This state: 218787
  • Northeast: 39747
  • Midwest: 66111
  • South: 43241
  • West: 90878

46% of Seattle residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,395
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 883
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,895
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,987
  • 9th grade: 2,078
  • 10th grade: 2,653
  • 11th grade: 2,713
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 5,625
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 30,817
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,952
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 31,758
  • Associate degree: 13,148
  • Bachelor's degree: 59,010
  • Master's degree: 21,056
  • Professional school degree: 9,739
  • Doctorate degree: 6,097

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,064
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 820
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,295
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,226
  • 9th grade: 2,286
  • 10th grade: 2,583
  • 11th grade: 2,923
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,721
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 31,685
  • Less than 1 year of college: 11,347
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 30,161
  • Associate degree: 13,245
  • Bachelor's degree: 63,419
  • Master's degree: 23,697
  • Professional school degree: 6,925
  • Doctorate degree: 3,379

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 4.5%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 3.7%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 11.1%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 8.9%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 22.7%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 8.4%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 7.2%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 5.0%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 8.1%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 5.3%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 7.9%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 7.4%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 8.2%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 5.8%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $67,847
  • Black householders: $30,027
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $41,737
  • Asian householders: $52,973
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $84,394
  • Some other race householders: $39,663
  • Two or more races householders: $45,127
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $45,123
Seattle household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Seattle household income for Black householders
Seattle household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Seattle household income for Asian householders
Seattle household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Seattle household income for Some other race householders
Seattle household income for Two or more races householders
Seattle household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Seattle marital status for males
Seattle marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $492,341
  • Black or African American householders: $366,297
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $397,853
  • Asian householders: $360,739
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $321,653
  • Some other race householders: $373,110
  • Two or more races householders: $401,439
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $377,413

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 132,908
  • One, attached: 5,919
  • Two: 9,684
  • 3 or 4: 12,178
  • 5 to 9: 18,935
  • 10 to 19: 23,852
  • 20 to 49: 33,991
  • 50 or more: 31,708
  • Mobile homes: 581
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 780

Median worth of mobile homes: $105,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Seattle:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Seattle
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.0%)
  • Electricity (26.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Electricity (70.2%)
  • Utility gas (20.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,289
Here:

21.5%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,925
Here:

19.5%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,560
Here:

19.3%
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 (Noninst.)


 

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