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Seattle, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $673,100 (it was $252,100 in 2000)
Seattle:

$673,100
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $483,600 - $924,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $834,732
Here:

$834,732
State:

$447,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $632,416
Here:

$632,416
State:

$391,417

In 2-unit structures: $507,091
Here:

$507,091
State:

$295,878

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $718,841
Here:

$718,841
State:

$323,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $516,386
Here:

$516,386
State:

$382,353

Mobile homes: $268,195
Here:

$268,195
State:

$131,988

Seattle,WA index of house prices

Total population: 668,342 (Urban population: 563,375, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 355,293 (329,671 occupied: 155,426 owner occupied, 174,245 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

37%

Housing density: 4,236 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $341,102.

Median contract rent in 2017: $1,354 (lower quartile is $1,042, upper quartile is $1,750)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $2,626


Median gross rent in Seattle, WA in 2017: $1,442

Housing units in Seattle with a mortgage: 113,205 (3,014 second mortgage, 17,208 home equity loan, 572 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 42,221

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $134,656

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $91,919

Median monthly housing costs: $1,705


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Seattle, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1975

Household type by relationship:

Households: 724,764
  • In family households: 447,415 (79,177 male householders, 72,251 female householders)
    117,985 spouses, 135,624 children (127,574 natural, 5,046 adopted, 3,004 stepchildren), 5,683 grandchildren, 7,580 brothers or sisters, 7,144 parents, 6,727 other relatives, 15,244 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 256,032 (88,850 male householders (61,083 living alone)), 89,393 female householders (63,631 living alone)), 77,789 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 21,317

Size of family households: 75,004 2-persons, 33,720 3-persons, 28,060 4-persons, 10,381 5-persons, 2,504 6-persons, 1,759 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 124,714 1-person, 42,113 2-persons, 6,797 3-persons, 3,177 4-persons, 649 5-persons, 608 6-persons, 185 7-or-more-persons.

79,243 married couples with children.
26,545 single-parent households (7,043 men, 19,502 women).

79.2% of residents of Seattle speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
10.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 132,563 (18.3%)
(50.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.1
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Seattle, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Seattle, Washington
  • 2,584no bedroom
  • 11,8281 bedroom
  • 36,1842 bedrooms
  • 54,5133 bedrooms
  • 35,8764 bedrooms
  • 14,4415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seattle, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seattle, Washington
  • 35,448no bedroom
  • 66,8941 bedroom
  • 49,8682 bedrooms
  • 15,4693 bedrooms
  • 4,4404 bedrooms
  • 2,1265+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5,815no vehicle
  • 55,4981 vehicle
  • 66,2562 vehicles
  • 20,1953 vehicles
  • 5,7284 vehicles
  • 1,9345+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Seattle in renter-occupied apartments
  • 47,420no vehicle
  • 85,2851 vehicle
  • 34,5682 vehicles
  • 4,7073 vehicles
  • 1,3334 vehicles
  • 9325+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Seattle, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Seattle, Washington
  • 2,3421 room
  • 3,9422 rooms
  • 8,8073 rooms
  • 22,2084 rooms
  • 21,0735 rooms
  • 21,8536 rooms
  • 23,5747 rooms
  • 20,2018 rooms
  • 31,4269+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seattle, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seattle, Washington
  • 29,2621 room
  • 31,0312 rooms
  • 43,9453 rooms
  • 34,2044 rooms
  • 17,0945 rooms
  • 8,1196 rooms
  • 5,2527 rooms
  • 2,7868 rooms
  • 2,5529+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Seattle, WA
  • Seattle, WA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Seattle, WA in 2017
  • 18,243Less than $10,000
  • 22,056$10,000 to $19,999
  • 15,780$20,000 to $29,999
  • 18,632$30,000 to $39,999
  • 16,061$40,000 to $49,999
  • 23,124$50,000 to $59,999
  • 28,240$60,000 to $74,999
  • 42,625$75,000 to $99,999
  • 35,255$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25,112$125,000 to $149,999
  • 32,417$150,000 to $199,999
  • 52,126$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Seattle, WA

  • Distribution of house value in Seattle, WA in 2017
  • 234Less than $10,000
  • 122$10,000 to $14,999
  • 151$15,000 to $19,999
  • 73$25,000 to $29,999
  • 242$40,000 to $49,999
  • 261$60,000 to $69,999
  • 274$100,000 to $124,999
  • 385$125,000 to $149,999
  • 722$150,000 to $174,999
  • 806$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,643$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,530$250,000 to $299,999
  • 14,505$300,000 to $399,999
  • 17,835$400,000 to $499,999
  • 51,904$500,000 to $749,999
  • 32,764$750,000 to $999,999
  • 18,632$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 5,779$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 4,564$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Seattle, WA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Seattle, WA in 2017
  • 1,207Less than $100
  • 185$100 to $149
  • 2,757$150 to $199
  • 2,315$200 to $249
  • 2,359$250 to $299
  • 1,815$300 to $349
  • 997$350 to $399
  • 683$400 to $449
  • 955$450 to $499
  • 407$500 to $549
  • 532$550 to $599
  • 1,013$600 to $649
  • 1,615$650 to $699
  • 1,560$700 to $749
  • 1,935$750 to $799
  • 7,456$800 to $899
  • 10,547$900 to $999
  • 25,585$1,000 to $1,249
  • 28,802$1,250 to $1,499
  • 46,479$1,500 to $1,999
  • 17,645$2,000 to $2,499
  • 7,061$2,500 to $2,999
  • 4,790$3,000 to $3,499
  • 1,789$3,500 or more
  • 3,756No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.8%
Number of people working at home: 30,794 (7.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 5,137
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 21,301
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 35,283
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 52,073
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 65,946
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 31,216
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 70,879
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 17,860
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 24,064
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 45,187
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 22,276
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,761
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Seattle

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 297,405 (48%)
  • Carpooled: 68,205 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 131,689 (21%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,066 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 11,208 (2%)
  • Railroad: 8,520 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 6,345 (1%)
  • Taxi: 8,375 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 11,486 (2%)
  • Walked: 41,859 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 30,794 (5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 2.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.0%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 11.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 5.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 8.4%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Seattle, Washington
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Seattle, Washington
  • 42,4612010 or later
  • 29,5182000 to 2009
  • 26,0021990 to 1999
  • 24,7031980 to 1989
  • 12,4561970 to 1979
  • 13,648Before 1970
Ancestries in Seattle, WA

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 21,760 (6.5%)
  • German: 18,837 (5.6%)
  • Irish: 14,971 (4.5%)
  • English: 12,043 (3.6%)
  • Ethiopian: 9,616 (2.9%)
  • American: 9,507 (2.8%)
  • Norwegian: 7,023 (2.1%)
  • Italian: 6,527 (2.0%)
  • Northern European: 4,497 (1.3%)
  • Somali: 4,247 (1.3%)
  • Polish: 4,236 (1.3%)
  • Scottish: 4,024 (1.2%)
  • Swedish: 3,586 (1.1%)
  • Russian: 3,388 (1.0%)
  • British: 3,327 (1.0%)
  • Dutch: 2,902 (0.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 2,682 (0.8%)
  • French: 2,370 (0.7%)
  • Scandinavian: 2,366 (0.7%)
  • Eastern European: 2,351 (0.7%)
  • African: 2,172 (0.7%)
  • Ukrainian: 2,135 (0.6%)
  • Iranian: 1,512 (0.5%)
  • Greek: 1,384 (0.4%)
  • Danish: 1,328 (0.4%)
  • French Canadian: 1,299 (0.4%)
  • Turkish: 1,179 (0.4%)
  • Canadian: 1,097 (0.3%)
  • Czech: 1,011 (0.3%)
  • Senegalese: 1,008 (0.3%)
  • Romanian: 1,007 (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 810 (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 706 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 650 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 613 (0.2%)
  • Palestinian: 523 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 516 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 510 (0.2%)
  • Iraqi: 495 (0.1%)
  • Sudanese: 446 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 440 (0.1%)
  • Finnish: 434 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 432 (0.1%)
  • Egyptian: 413 (0.1%)
  • Australian: 411 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 383 (0.1%)
  • Serbian: 348 (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 337 (0.1%)
  • Israeli: 326 (0.10%)
  • Slovene: 323 (0.10%)
  • Bulgarian: 313 (0.09%)
  • South African: 281 (0.08%)
  • Haitian: 239 (0.07%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 232 (0.07%)
  • Jamaican: 226 (0.07%)
  • Yugoslavian: 223 (0.07%)
  • Nigerian: 218 (0.07%)
  • Slovak: 205 (0.06%)
  • Armenian: 201 (0.06%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 196 (0.06%)
  • Latvian: 180 (0.05%)
  • Basque: 172 (0.05%)
  • Icelander: 158 (0.05%)
  • Cajun: 134 (0.04%)
  • Kenyan: 115 (0.03%)
  • Arab: 107 (0.03%)
  • West Indian: 106 (0.03%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 97 (0.03%)
  • Albanian: 90 (0.03%)
  • Celtic: 87 (0.03%)
  • Syrian: 84 (0.03%)
  • Afghan: 81 (0.02%)
  • Moroccan: 79 (0.02%)
  • Jordanian: 76 (0.02%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 73 (0.02%)
  • Zimbabwean: 57 (0.02%)
  • Ghanaian: 51 (0.02%)
  • Barbadian: 42 (0.01%)
  • New Zealander: 40 (0.01%)
  • Maltese: 34 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 33 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 29 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 26 (0.01%)
  • Guyanese: 23 (0.01%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 22 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 18 (0.01%)
  • German Russian: 17 (0.01%)

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

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Seattle:

15.5% (21,175)
Washington:

6.1% (60,508)

Vietnam
Seattle:

8.6% (11,805)
Washington:

5.6% (55,101)

Philippines
Seattle:

7.1% (9,730)
Washington:

6.8% (66,619)

India
Seattle:

6.6% (8,958)
Washington:

7.0% (68,774)

Mexico
Seattle:

6.4% (8,772)
Washington:

24.1% (237,358)

Ethiopia
Seattle:

5.0% (6,765)
Washington:

1.8% (17,426)

Canada
Seattle:

4.4% (5,973)
Washington:

4.6% (45,371)

Korea
Seattle:

3.4% (4,584)
Washington:

4.8% (47,564)

Japan
Seattle:

2.3% (3,124)
Washington:

1.8% (18,086)

Somalia
Seattle:

1.7% (2,365)
Washington:

0.7% (6,999)

Eritrea
Seattle:

1.7% (2,268)
Washington:

0.3% (3,250)

Germany
Seattle:

1.6% (2,171)
Washington:

1.9% (18,317)

Taiwan
Seattle:

1.6% (2,155)
Washington:

1.4% (13,374)

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

  • This state: 270,662
  • Other state: 309,274
  • Northeast: 52,104
  • Midwest: 74,854
  • South: 63,436
  • West: 118,880

77.8% of Seattle residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39.1% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29.7% lived in Washington.


Seattle:

77.8%
State average:

82.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,040
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,676
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,155
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,262
  • 9th grade: 1,378
  • 10th grade: 1,097
  • 11th grade: 1,065
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,964
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 28,533
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,270
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 32,999
  • Associate degree: 20,101
  • Bachelor's degree: 95,925
  • Master's degree: 46,355
  • Professional school degree: 14,143
  • Doctorate degree: 9,257
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4,139
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,931
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,863
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,119
  • 9th grade: 1,342
  • 10th grade: 785
  • 11th grade: 374
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,185
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 26,093
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,378
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 29,139
  • Associate degree: 17,555
  • Bachelor's degree: 96,220
  • Master's degree: 52,966
  • Professional school degree: 13,520
  • Doctorate degree: 8,984
Educational Attainment for Females
Seattle marital status for males
Seattle marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 148,141
  • One, attached: 20,107
  • Two: 6,893
  • 3 or 4: 13,324
  • 5 to 9: 18,874
  • 10 to 19: 27,447
  • 20 to 49: 46,707
  • 50 or more: 73,169
  • Mobile homes: 631

Median worth of mobile homes: $219,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 2.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Seattle
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Seattle, WA
  • 58.3%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 8.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Seattle, WA
  • 76.4%Electricity
  • 18.2%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,507
Here:

19.0%
Washington:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,276
Here:

15.6%
Washington:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,597
Here:

19.9%
Washington:

16.1%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability