SeaTac, WA

SeaTac profile

Living in SeaTac

SeaTac is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 29,044 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, SeaTac isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in SeaTac are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (12.54%), sales jobs (9.02%), and maintenance occupations (6.34%).

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 subway 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 citizens of SeaTac are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.48% of adults in SeaTac having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in SeaTac in 2018 was $27,654, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,616 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 17.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in SeaTac include German, Ethiopian, Irish, English, and Somalian.

SeaTac also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 38.72%.

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