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Seattle Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Seattle Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
737,015

Age

Under 5 Years:
4.6%
5 - 17:
9.9%
18 - 24:
10.3%
25 - 34:
24.7%
35 - 54:
27.7%
55 - 64:
10.3%
Over 65 Years:
12.5%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
High School Graduates
College Graduated
7.1%
7.1%
95.2%
95.2%
65.0%
65.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Seattle
USA
$63,610
$63,610
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Seattle
USA
$97,185
$97,185
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
10.2%

Employment Industries in Seattle

 
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Healthcare
Retail
Education
Accommodation
Manufacturing
Information Technology
Other
Finance
Construction
Transportation
Administration
Arts
Public Service
Real estate
19.5%
19.5%
12.5%
12.5%
12.4%
12.4%
9.4%
9.4%
7.6%
7.6%
6.3%
6.3%
4.3%
4.3%
4.2%
4.2%
3.3%
3.3%
3.3%
3.3%
3.2%
3.2%
3.0%
3.0%
2.9%
2.9%
2.7%
2.7%
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
Asian
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
Black or African American
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian and Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
62.6%
62.6%
16.2%
16.2%
7.1%
7.1%
6.9%
6.9%
6.5%
6.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
Irish
English
Norwegian
Italian
European
Swedish
French
Scottish
Polish
Russian
British
Dutch
Ethiopian
Scots-Irish
Welsh
Northern European
Danish
Scandinavian
Eastern European
14.6%
14.6%
11.0%
11.0%
10.5%
10.5%
4.4%
4.4%
4.3%
4.3%
4.3%
4.3%
3.2%
3.2%
2.9%
2.9%
2.9%
2.9%
2.6%
2.6%
1.6%
1.6%
1.5%
1.5%
1.4%
1.4%
1.3%
1.3%
1.2%
1.2%
1.1%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Chinese
Spanish
African languages
Vietnamese
Langs. of India
Tagalog
Korean
French
German/Yiddish
Japanese
Pacific Island languages
Other Asian languages
Native American languages
Arabic
Slavic languages
Russian
Scandinavian languages
Persian
Other Indo-European
78.2%
78.2%
4.5%
4.5%
4.1%
4.1%
1.8%
1.8%
1.6%
1.6%
1.3%
1.3%
1.2%
1.2%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Seattle Residents:
19.4%