SeaTac, WA
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SeaTac is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 28,215 people and six constituent neighborhoods, SeaTac is the 41st largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in SeaTac are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

SeaTac is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, SeaTac is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in SeaTac who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), sales jobs (10.96%), and maintenance occupations (7.81%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in SeaTac use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of SeaTac‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of SeaTac citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.66% of adults 25 and older in SeaTac have a college degree.

The per capita income in SeaTac in 2010 was $21,341, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,364 for a family of four. However, SeaTac contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

SeaTac is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call SeaTac home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of SeaTac residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. SeaTac also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in SeaTac include Ethiopian, Somalian, Irish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of SeaTac's cultural character, accounting for 37.87% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in SeaTac is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.