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Seattle, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Seattle,WA index of house prices

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

Houses: 338,824 (319,125 occupied: 147,107 owner occupied, 172,018 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

54%
State:

38%

Housing density: 4,040 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $543,225.

Median contract rent in 2016: $1,354 (lower quartile is $521, upper quartile is $1,750)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $2,750


Median gross rent in Seattle, WA in 2016: $1,442

Housing units in Seattle with a mortgage: 105,288 (2,469 second mortgage, 16,463 home equity loan, 1,005 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 41,819

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $137,766

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $78,173

Median monthly housing costs: $1,603


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Seattle, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $606,200 (it was $252,100 in 2000)
Seattle:

$606,200
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $428,500 - $830,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $723,112
Here:

$723,112
State:

$404,096

Townhouses or other attached units: $668,568
Here:

$668,568
State:

$385,704

In 2-unit structures: $483,375
Here:

$483,375
State:

$303,123

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $555,844
Here:

$555,844
State:

$347,873

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $480,284
Here:

$480,284
State:

$370,648

Mobile homes: $268,741
Here:

$268,741
State:

$116,190

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $819,951
Here:

$819,951
State:

$133,868
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 704,358
  • In family households: 434,657 (77,679 male householders, 69,754 female householders)
    118,159 spouses, 131,474 children (123,965 natural, 4,194 adopted, 3,315 stepchildren), 4,956 grandchildren, 5,643 brothers or sisters, 5,901 parents, 8,268 other relatives, 12,823 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 247,195 (87,813 male householders (60,353 living alone)), 83,879 female householders (62,887 living alone)), 75,503 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 22,506

Size of family households: 74,445 2-persons, 33,974 3-persons, 26,412 4-persons, 7,972 5-persons, 2,312 6-persons, 2,318 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 123,240 1-person, 36,439 2-persons, 6,844 3-persons, 2,875 4-persons, 1,582 5-persons, 361 6-persons, 351 7-or-more-persons.

79,484 married couples with children.
19,651 single-parent households (6,910 men, 12,741 women).

79.3% of residents of Seattle speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
9.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 131,692 (18.7%)
(49.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.2
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,927no bedroom
  • 10,6951 bedroom
  • 37,4532 bedrooms
  • 54,2363 bedrooms
  • 33,4534 bedrooms
  • 9,3435+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Seattle population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seattle, Washington:

  • 31,750no bedroom
  • 65,9181 bedroom
  • 49,5672 bedrooms
  • 15,7213 bedrooms
  • 5,6764 bedrooms
  • 3,3865+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Seattle population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 8,008no vehicle
  • 49,8321 vehicle
  • 64,8482 vehicles
  • 18,4503 vehicles
  • 3,8734 vehicles
  • 2,0965+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Seattle population

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

  • 46,508no vehicle
  • 83,7271 vehicle
  • 31,4592 vehicles
  • 7,3773 vehicles
  • 1,6154 vehicles
  • 1,3325+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Seattle population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Seattle, Washington:

  • 1,7001 room
  • 2,6452 rooms
  • 9,3663 rooms
  • 20,1774 rooms
  • 19,1525 rooms
  • 25,1686 rooms
  • 21,0307 rooms
  • 18,8998 rooms
  • 28,9709+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Seattle population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seattle, Washington:

  • 27,5891 room
  • 26,3412 rooms
  • 44,6623 rooms
  • 37,7534 rooms
  • 13,7915 rooms
  • 7,9746 rooms
  • 5,5667 rooms
  • 4,6428 rooms
  • 3,7009+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Seattle population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 household income distribution

  • Seattle, WA household income distribution
  • 18,657Less than $10,000
  • 11,637$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10,235$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9,580$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9,798$25,000 to $29,999
  • 10,425$30,000 to $34,999
  • 10,396$35,000 to $39,999
  • 11,594$40,000 to $44,999
  • 9,392$45,000 to $49,999
  • 20,401$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24,595$60,000 to $74,999
  • 37,144$75,000 to $99,999
  • 33,136$100,000 to $124,999
  • 22,110$125,000 to $149,999
  • 30,581$150,000 to $199,999
  • 49,444$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Seattle, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Seattle, WA
  • 76Less than $10,000
  • 146$25,000 to $29,999
  • 138$50,000 to $59,999
  • 153$70,000 to $79,999
  • 45$80,000 to $89,999
  • 114$90,000 to $99,999
  • 231$100,000 to $124,999
  • 409$125,000 to $149,999
  • 486$150,000 to $174,999
  • 785$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,108$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5,197$250,000 to $299,999
  • 19,627$300,000 to $399,999
  • 21,988$400,000 to $499,999
  • 49,559$500,000 to $749,999
  • 25,647$750,000 to $999,999
  • 11,293$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 4,503$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 3,602$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Seattle, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Seattle, WA
  • 771Less than $100
  • 424$100 to $149
  • 1,695$150 to $199
  • 2,988$200 to $249
  • 1,898$250 to $299
  • 1,874$300 to $349
  • 311$350 to $399
  • 542$400 to $449
  • 1,029$450 to $499
  • 1,743$500 to $549
  • 1,351$550 to $599
  • 1,414$600 to $649
  • 1,533$650 to $699
  • 2,237$700 to $749
  • 3,421$750 to $799
  • 8,501$800 to $899
  • 12,239$900 to $999
  • 27,886$1,000 to $1,249
  • 27,801$1,250 to $1,499
  • 41,059$1,500 to $1,999
  • 14,684$2,000 to $2,499
  • 8,514$2,500 to $2,999
  • 2,643$3,000 to $3,499
  • 1,572$3,500 or more
  • 3,888No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 39,1702010 or later
  • 35,2892000 to 2009
  • 27,4561990 to 1999
  • 24,7031980 to 1989
  • 12,4561970 to 1979
  • 13,648Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Seattle population
Seattle commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 7,123
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 22,170
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 39,967
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 54,496
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 61,041
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 33,080
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 66,052
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 14,901
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 23,661
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 39,760
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 18,512
  • 90 or more minutes: 6,764
Seattle, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.6%
Number of people working at home: 31,706 (7.6% of all workers)

Seattle mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 302,275 (51%)
  • Carpooled: 53,452 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 120,547 (20%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,782 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6,406 (1%)
  • Railroad: 7,892 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 6,855 (1%)
  • Taxi: 8,355 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 13,531 (2%)
  • Walked: 45,400 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 31,706 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 European: 18,811
 German: 18,345
 Irish: 15,123
 English: 11,846
 American: 9,513
 Norwegian: 8,501
 Ethiopian: 7,470
 Somali: 7,367
 Italian: 6,793
 Northern European: 5,983
 Swedish: 4,088
 Russian: 4,015
 Scottish: 3,814
 Polish: 3,151
 British: 3,122
 African: 2,690
 Scotch-Irish: 2,451
 Dutch: 2,391
 French (except Basque): 2,332
 Eastern European: 2,230
 Scandinavian: 1,960
 Ukrainian: 1,468
 Danish: 1,153
 Canadian: 1,080
 Sudanese: 1,077
 Greek: 1,060
 French Canadian: 1,048
 Iranian: 907
 Czech: 891
 Hungarian: 872
 Welsh: 799
 Turkish: 790
 Lebanese: 784
 Swiss: 745
 Finnish: 742
 Nigerian: 641
 Croatian: 628
 Romanian: 616
 Iraqi: 523
 Austrian: 404
 West Indian: 398
 Australian: 360
 Portuguese: 344
 Arab: 316
 Brazilian: 305
 Latvian: 301
 Bulgarian: 277
 Israeli: 257
 South African: 257
 Slovak: 244
 Lithuanian: 240
 Belgian: 234
 Egyptian: 209
 Barbadian: 196
 Zimbabwean: 173
 Jamaican: 173
 Yugoslavian: 168
 Moroccan: 164
 Serbian: 141
 Czechoslovakian: 139
 Armenian: 137
 Slovene: 126
 British West Indian: 116
 Icelander: 115
 Estonian: 111
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 105
 Afghan: 95
 Jordanian: 92
 New Zealander: 79
 Albanian: 79
 Basque: 78
 Palestinian: 64
 German Russian: 62
 Kenyan: 56
 Ugandan: 51
 Guyanese: 48
 Syrian: 47
 Macedonian: 47
 Cajun: 44
 Cape Verdean: 43
 Maltese: 34
 Celtic: 33
 Pennsylvania German: 31
 Haitian: 29
 Cypriot: 19
 Ghanaian: 18
 Slavic: 16
 Luxemburger: 14
 Carpatho Rusyn: 5

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

  • 16%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 10%Vietnam
  • 8%Philippines
  • 7%Mexico
  • 5%Canada
  • 5%India
  • 4%Ethiopia

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

  • This state: 253,760
  • Other state: 303,556
  • Northeast: 58,246
  • Midwest: 71,254
  • South: 55,367
  • West: 118,689

77% of Seattle residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Washington.

Seattle:

76.9%
State average:

82.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,388
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 516
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,204
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,791
  • 9th grade: 776
  • 10th grade: 1,430
  • 11th grade: 2,016
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,127
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 24,533
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,932
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 33,895
  • Associate degree: 17,512
  • Bachelor's degree: 92,384
  • Master's degree: 42,781
  • Professional school degree: 14,991
  • Doctorate degree: 11,930

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,102
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,612
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,411
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,044
  • 9th grade: 1,872
  • 10th grade: 1,090
  • 11th grade: 1,441
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,225
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 23,848
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,786
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 25,647
  • Associate degree: 17,173
  • Bachelor's degree: 93,727
  • Master's degree: 50,485
  • Professional school degree: 13,231
  • Doctorate degree: 8,086

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 3.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.8%Males
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 17.0%Males
  • 3.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 7.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 4.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.5%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 6.7%Females
Seattle marital status for males
Seattle marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 144,332
  • One, attached: 18,147
  • Two: 7,133
  • 3 or 4: 14,118
  • 5 to 9: 21,954
  • 10 to 19: 26,102
  • 20 to 49: 39,942
  • 50 or more: 66,195
  • Mobile homes: 622
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 279

Median worth of mobile homes: $217,608

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Seattle:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Seattle
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.3%)
  • Electricity (29.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (75.5%)
  • Utility gas (18.3%)
  • No fuel used (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10,394
Here:

22.2%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,764
Here:

18.5%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,580
Here:

22.1%
Washington:

16.4%

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)