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Seattle INFORMATION

Population: 602,560

Male 50% Female 49%
Married 41%
Single 58%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.

8/10

Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.

7/10

Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Seattle has a low population density. Seattle is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

7,184 Seattle
27,441 New York

City Info

Seattle, WA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Seattle has a population density of 7,184, with 602,560 current residents.

Out of the 602,560 current residents, 50% are male and 49% are female. 41% of the residents are married and 58% are single.

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Residence

Air quality

Average air quality

Weather

  • 41% Sun
  • 35% Rain
  • 11% Snow

Condition

55°F average temperature

  • 50 years Median home age
  • $361,940 Median home price
  • -8.83% Home appreciation rate
  • 10.66% Annual property tax
  • 44.3%
    Homes owned
  • 50.1%
    Homes rented
  • 5.6%
    Homes vacant

Residence

As for living in Seattle, the air quality is 36% and the weather, on average, is 41% sunny, 35% rainy, and 11% snowy. The average temperature is 55°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Seattle, you should know that 44.3% of homes are owned while 50.1% of homes are rented, and 5.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $361,940, the median age of homes is 50 years, the annual home appreciation is -8.83% and the annual property tax is 10.66%.

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Community

Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

    6
  • Average age

    39
  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat

Community

When looking at the community of Seattle, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Seattle’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Seattle is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 69.97% Democratic, 28.03% Republican, and 2.00% Independent.

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Locale

Unemployment

8%

Education

Student teacher ratio 1:18

Occupation

  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
    17%
  • Sales & Office Occupations
    24.4%
  • Service Occupations
    14.2%
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
    8.3%
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
    4.8%
  • 89%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 30%
    Bachelors degree
  • 17%
    Graduate or professional degree

Locale

When looking at Seattle, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.80% of residents are unemployed in Seattle (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Seattle residents: 17% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 30.92% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.2% are in the customer service field, 24.4% are in the sales field, 0.29% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.08%, 6.51% of residents have an associate’s degree, 29.62% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 16.86% have a master’s degree.

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Transit

Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
    transportation
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home

Transit

If you plan on commuting to work in Seattle, you should be aware that the average commute time is 27 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Seattle have a few different options. 56% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 18% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.

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