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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, SeaTac is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, SeaTac is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in SeaTac who work in office and administrative support (14.90%), sales jobs (11.09%), and food service (8.78%).
Also of interest is that SeaTac has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, SeaTac is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the SeaTac area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
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. 18.83% of adults 25 and older in SeaTac have a college degree.
The per capita income in SeaTac in 2010 was $21,185, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,740 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 19.60% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in SeaTac include Somalian, Irish, English, and Ethiopian.
SeaTac also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 37.55%.
The most common language spoken in SeaTac is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.