Living in Seattle, WA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living | Photos
Updated: 2020-03-10

Seattle SnackAbility

Overall SnackAbility

Seattle, WA Crime Report

Total Crimes
Total Crimes / 100k People
Above National Average

Seattle, WA Cost Of Living

Seattle's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average

Seattle, Washington Info Snack

Seattle (/siætl/ ( listen)) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 704,352 residents as of 2016[update], Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015[update].
Median Home
Median Income
Median Rent

Seattle, WA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Seattle Articles

Rankings for Seattle in Washington

Best Places Around Seattle


Bremerton, WA
Population 40,220


Port Orchard, WA
Population 13,788


Bangor Base, WA
Population 6,336


Bainbridge Island, WA
Population 24,060


Poulsbo, WA
Population 10,301


Vashon, WA
Population 10,036


SeaTac, WA
Population 28,925


Kent, WA
Population 128,057


Silverdale, WA
Population 21,071


Tukwila, WA
Population 20,198

Map Of Seattle, WA

Population over time in Seattle

Year Population % Change
2017 708,823 3.0%
2016 688,245 2.9%
2015 668,849 2.4%
2014 653,017 2.4%
2013 637,850 2.1%
2012 624,681 1.9%
2011 612,916 1.6%
2010 603,174 1.3%
2009 595,240 -
Crime/100k Seattle WA USA
Violent Crime 680.2 311.5 368.9
Murder 4.3 3.1 5.0
Robbery 222.0 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 414.5 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 5149.2 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 1075.0 533.5 376.0
Larceny 3529.9 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 544.2 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Seattle

64.5% (457,374)
African American
6.8% (48,553)
American Indian
0.5% (3,661)
14.9% (105,887)
0.3% (2,000)
0.3% (1,969)
Two Or More
6.0% (42,731)
6.6% (46,648)
Race Seattle WA USA
White 64.5% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 6.8% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 14.9% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 6.0% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.6% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Seattle, Washington

Less than $10,000
6.0% (4,218,803)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.3% (2,340,273)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.7% (4,073,289)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.0% (4,284,986)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.2% (6,492,237)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.4% (10,210,070)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.6% (8,257,687)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.8% (12,589,132)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.3% (7,266,046)
$200,000 or more
15.7% (11,149,773)
Income Seattle WA USA
Less than $10,000 6.0% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.3% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.7% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.0% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.2% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.4% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.6% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.8% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.3% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 15.7% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Seattle

49.6% (351,451)
50.4% (357,372)
Gender Seattle WA USA
Female 49.6% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 50.4% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Seattle for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (14,176)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (21,264)
High School / GED
10.0% (70,882)
Some College
15.0% (106,323)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (49,617)
Bachelor's Degree
36.0% (255,176)
Master's Degree
18.0% (127,588)
Professional Degree
5.0% (35,441)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (28,352)
Education Seattle WA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 10.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 15.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 36.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 18.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 2.0% 1.0%

8 Reviews & Comments About Seattle

Overall User Rating

HomeSnacks User

Seattle is definitely an expensive city and one that you need a good job to live in adequately. The school system was good according to my friends who were parents. The biggest problem is the lack of affordable housing. The city does have a vibrant liberal culture that makes it stand apart from the Trumpian hellscape to the East in flyover country.

My favorite place in Seattle is Club Sapphire. This is a s*x-positive club with membership dues for individuals and couples to "play" in a private setting. Sapphire's membership dues kept out some of the scammers and other disreputable types that sometimes infiltrate the scene. This s*x club really does stand out compared to other major metropolitan s*x clubs such as NYC's. Sapphire managed to imbibe the city's liberal atmosphere and apply it to sexuality making it a distinctive Seattle experience that was far more memorable than the Space Needle.

HomeSnacks User

The schools are great, crime is low! There is lots of hiking and nature to explore, in the summer the coast and lakes are beautiful.

The space needle is my favorite in the city, there is a good music scene in seattle. It's easy to get around by bus, the nearby cities are also very beautiful.

HomeSnacks User

here no crime and child do play well,

living things to be happy in all the day when spend here

HomeSnacks User

The city is rather expensive, but some of the locale and people there are first rate. The biggest drawback is property taxes which squeeze out a lot of people from living there. But the climate is great and the people can be quite liberal in orientations.

The best feature of Seattle by far is Club Sapphire. This establishment bills itself as a "place for grown ups to play and fantasies to become real." Although it might appear at first to be a s********b, Sapphire is a premier s*x club for discriminating individuals and couples to pay and have fun. Swingers and other types enjoy the area and I have had more than a few nice nights out there. I have met so many couples willing to explore their wildest e****c fantasies with me and my SO at Sapphire, it really is an excellent example of what Seattle can be.

HomeSnacks User

During the day the hustle of the city is never ending. Traffic is terrible and most days, assuming your commute is through downtown on I5, it takes you longer to get home than anywhere else in the state. However at night when the city is lit up and the weather is clear there is nothing else like it in the area. The Space Needle is lit up, the Ferris Wheel out on the pier and even watching the sound under a full moon doesn't have much competition to anywhere on that side of I5.

Favorite place is to drive along the I90 bridge after dark because there aren't any street lights. It's a floating bridge so you are just above the water and although it doesn't last long it is definitely a unique experience.

HomeSnacks User

I loved the city of Seattle. The city was full of life, the market place was amazing and the restaurants were wonderful. I would go back there in a heart beat!

I loved the market place. It was artsy, fun and something I never experienced before. Having the fish people throwing fish around in the market place was a lot of fun.

HomeSnacks User

I love Seattle. There is so much to do and see. It's right on Puget Sound so there is water everywhere you look. And Mt. Rainier is close by and when the mountain is "out", as the locals say, the view can't be beat. The waterfront area has so many fun things to do. The wheel is wonderful, and there are great places to shop. One of my favorite shops on the waterfront is Ye Olde Curiosity Shop. There are so many unique, wonderful and interesting things there. And the best place for lunch is Ivar's Fish Bar, where you can get fish and chips, eat on the pier, and feed your left over french fries to the seagulls!

The variety of the geography - you've got the water on one side and the mountains on the other. And there are a lot of activities to check out.

HomeSnacks User

I agree with the person above me. However, I also slightly disagree. Seattle smells like s**t and is full of hobos and junkies now.

Some of my favorite places are the farmers market, the Irish pub, the EMP, the waterfront, the parks, and the Seattle Zoo.

Articles About Washington

Enjoy The Snack?