Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA

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Population

153,768

2.61% growth

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$83,852

5.99% growth

Poverty Rate

8.83%


Number of Employees

92,259

2.31% growth

Median Property Value

$571,400

11.1% growth

About

In 2017, Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA had a population of 154k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $83,852. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA grew from 149,860 to 153,768, a 2.61% increase and its median household income grew from $79,110 to $83,852, a 5.99% increase.

The population of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is 77.5% White Alone, 8.6% Asian Alone, and 5.68% Two or More Races. 13.5% of the people in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA are Divers Institute of Technology (257 degrees awarded in 2016) and Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (12 degrees).

The median property value in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is $571,400, and the homeownership rate is 50.5%. Most people in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA employs 92.3k people. The largest industries in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,577 people), Hospitals (5,235 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,022 people), and the highest paying industries are Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($185,062), Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($162,893), and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified ($149,572).

Median household income in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is $83,852. Males in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,798. The income inequality in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$83,852

2017 value

± $2,597

5.99%

1 Year Growth

± 4.42%

Households in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $83,852, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,110 in 2016, which represents a 5.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$89,077

Average Male Salary

± $9,366

$67,798

Average Female Salary

± $7,451

In 2017, full-time male employees in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $72,649 ± $18,663

  2. White

    $72,179 ± $6,149

  3. American Indian

    $67,101 ± $126,670

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.439

2017 Wage GINI

0.44

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was 0.439 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.24% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $143,164, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA, with respective values of $137,460 and $121,687.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.83% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA (13.5k out of 153k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,742 ± 764

  2. Asian

    1,776 ± 343

  3. Hispanic

    1,200 ± 377

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

92.3k

2017 Value

2.31%

1 Year growth

± 2.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 90.2k employees to 92.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA, are Miscellaneous managers (4,471 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (3,848 people), and Postsecondary teachers (2,245 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (4,471 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (3,848 people), and Postsecondary teachers (2,245 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Aerospace engineers (11.7 times higher than expected), Technical writers (8.37 times), and Public relations & fundraising managers (7.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Architectural & engineering managers ($256,528), Transportation, storage, & distribution managers ($235,496), and Physicians & surgeons ($175,753).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

92.3k

2017 Value

2.31%

1 Year growth

± 2.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 90.2k employees to 92.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,577 people), Hospitals (5,235 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,022 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,577 people), Hospitals (5,235 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,022 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of Electronic shopping (20.6 times higher than expected), Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals (14.7 times), and Software publishing (6.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($185,062), Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($162,893), and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified ($149,572).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.8% of the population of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 64.8% on employee plans, 5.99% on Medicaid, 8.44% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.998% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.16%

Uninsured

64.8%

Employer Coverage

5.99%

Medicaid

8.44%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

0.998%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 6.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is home to a population of 154k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is composed of 119k White Alone residents (77.5%), 13.2k Asian Alone residents (8.6%), 8.74k Two or More Races residents (5.68%), 8.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.33%), 3.64k Black or African American Alone residents (2.37%), 424 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.276%), 231 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.15%), and 181 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.118%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA are Spanish (4,891 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,496 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (1,088 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

11.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16.7k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was 11.2%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    1,216 ± 853 people

  2. Canada

    1,159 ± 833 people

  3. Korea

    1,095 ± 810 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was Philippines, the natal country of 1,216 Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA residents, followed by Canada with 1,159 and Korea with 1,095.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    119k ± 1.85k

  2. Asian Alone

    13.2k ± 1.05k

  3. Two or More Races

    8.74k ± 884

In 2017, there were 9.01 times more White Alone residents (119k people) in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k Asian Alone and 8.74k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,891 speakers (3.36%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    2,496 speakers (1.71%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    1,088 speakers (0.748%)

13.5% of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was Spanish. 3.36% of the overall population of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA are native Spanish speakers. 1.71% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.748% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,369 ± 329

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,418 ± 314

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    949 ± 234

Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA awarded 269 degrees. The student population of Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is skewed towards men, with 257 male students and 24 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA are White (211 and 78.4%), followed by Two or More Races (18 and 6.69%), Hispanic or Latino (13 and 4.83%), and Unknown (9 and 3.35%).

The largest universities in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Divers Institute of Technology (257 and 95.5%) and Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (12 and 4.46%).

The most popular majors in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA are Professional & Instructor Diver (257 and 95.5%) and Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (12 and 4.46%).

The median tuition costs in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. 257 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 257 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Divers Institute of Technology with 257 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

254

Degrees Awarded to Men

15

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 254 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA, which is 16.9 times more than the 15 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    211 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA were to White students. These 211 degrees mean that there were 11.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was $571,400 in 2017, which is 2.63 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $514,300 to $571,400, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is 50.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$83,852

Median Household Income

± $2,597

72.2k

Number of Households

± 1,895

In 2017, the median household income of the 72.2k households in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA grew to $83,852 from the previous year's value of $79,110.

The following chart displays the households in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$571,400

2017 Median

± $7,434

$514,300

2016 Median

± $10,382

In 2017, the median property value in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA grew to to $571,400 from the previous year's value of $514,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.5%

2017 Homeownership

49.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.5% of the housing units in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    52.2%

  2. Public Transit

    22.2%

  3. Carpooled

    8.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Seattle City (Northwest) PUMA, WA was Drove Alone (52.2%), followed by those who Public Transit (22.2%) and those who Carpooled (8.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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