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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

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

 
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Total Population
753,675

Age

Under 5 Years:
4.8%
5 - 17:
10.3%
18 - 24:
10.6%
25 - 34:
23.7%
35 - 54:
27.6%
55 - 64:
10.7%
Over 65 Years:
12.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
7.0%
7.0%
High School Graduates
94.8%
94.8%
College Graduated
64.0%
64.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Seattle
$59,835
$59,835
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Seattle
$92,263
$92,263
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
11.0%

Employment Industries in Seattle

 
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Professional, scientific, and technical services
18.6%
18.6%
Healthcare
12.4%
12.4%
Retail
12.2%
12.2%
Education
9.9%
9.9%
Accommodation
7.8%
7.8%
Manufacturing
6.6%
6.6%
Other
4.6%
4.6%
Information Technology
4.0%
4.0%
Finance
3.5%
3.5%
Construction
3.3%
3.3%
Transportation
3.0%
3.0%
Arts
2.9%
2.9%
Administration
2.9%
2.9%
Public Service
2.9%
2.9%
Real estate
2.5%
2.5%
Wholesale
2.0%
2.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
63.8%
63.8%
Black Or African American
7.2%
7.2%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.4%
0.4%
Asian
15.3%
15.3%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.3%
0.3%
Other Race / Two or More Races
6.3%
6.3%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
6.7%
6.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

German
14.8%
14.8%
Irish
11.4%
11.4%
English
10.1%
10.1%
Norwegian
4.6%
4.6%
Italian
4.4%
4.4%
European
4.3%
4.3%
Swedish
3.2%
3.2%
French
3.0%
3.0%
Scottish
2.9%
2.9%
Polish
2.7%
2.7%
British
1.6%
1.6%
Dutch
1.6%
1.6%
Russian
1.6%
1.6%
Ethiopian
1.2%
1.2%
Scots-Irish
1.2%
1.2%
Welsh
1.1%
1.1%
Danish
0.9%
0.9%
Northern European
0.9%
0.9%
Somalian
0.8%
0.8%
Scandinavian
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
78.7%
78.7%
Chinese
4.4%
4.4%
Spanish
4.1%
4.1%
African languages
1.8%
1.8%
Vietnamese
1.5%
1.5%
Langs. of India
1.3%
1.3%
Tagalog
1.2%
1.2%
Korean
0.8%
0.8%
German/Yiddish
0.7%
0.7%
French
0.7%
0.7%
Japanese
0.6%
0.6%
Pacific Island languages
0.6%
0.6%
Other Asian languages
0.5%
0.5%
Native American languages
0.4%
0.4%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
Slavic languages
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
Scandinavian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Persian
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Seattle Residents:
18.8%