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2.91% growth
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3.89% growth
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2.6% growth
Median Property Value
14.2% growth


The economy of Seattle, WA employs 425,827 people. The economy of Seattle, WA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.19; 1.69; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Seattle, WA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (76,329), Healthcare & Social Assistance (53,364), and Retail trade (50,550), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,076), Utilities ($75,000), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($67,629).

Median household income in Seattle, WA is $83,476. Males in Seattle, WA have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,973. The income inequality of Seattle, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Seattle, WA. In King County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 119 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,678. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Seattle, WA is from the county of King County, WA.

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Seattle, WA is home to a population of 704,358 people, from which 90.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Seattle, WA is composed of 453,096 White residents (64.3%), 103,759 Asian residents (14.7%), 48,802 Black residents (6.93%), 46,788 Two+ residents (6.64%), and 45,194 Hispanic residents (6.42%). The most common foreign languages in Seattle, WA are Spanish (27,036 speakers), Chinese (25,169 speakers), and African Languages (13,707 speakers), but compared to other places, Seattle, WA has a relative high number of Scandinavian (1,741 speakers), African Languages (13,707 speakers), and Japanese (5,895 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Seattle, WA awarded 24,552 degrees. The student population of Seattle, WA is skewed towards females, with 10,932 male students and 13,620 female students. Most students in Seattle, WA are White (12,052 and 49.1%), followed by Asian (3,628 and 14.8%), Unknown (1,634 and 6.66%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,546 and 6.3%). The largest universities in Seattle, WA by number of graduates are University of Washington-Seattle Campus (13,358 and 54.4%), Seattle University (2,390 and 9.7%), and Seattle Community College-South Campus (1,821 and 7.42%). The most popular majors in Seattle, WA are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (582 and 2.37%), General Psychology (537 and 2.19%), and General Economics (365 and 1.49%). The median tuition costs in Seattle, WA are $40,500 for private four year colleges, and $9,694 and $33,732 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seattle, WA is $606,200, which is 2.96 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $530,900 to $606,200, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate of Seattle, WA is 46.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Seattle, WA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Seattle, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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