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Seattle, WA

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About Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA is located in King County in the state of Washington.

The total City Population for Seattle is about 726,054 with about 3,412 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $767,376, which is roughly 64% higher than the Average Home Value of $277,018 for the state of Washington, and roughly 75% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $105,391, which is roughly 40% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $63,182 for the state of Washington, and roughly 45% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Seattle Population 726,054
Average Home Value $767,376
Median Household Income $105,391
Median Age 35.3
Unemployment Rate 4.3%
Politics 74.95% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.64
Male Population Estimate: 50.7%
Female Population Estimate: 49.3%
Median Age: 35.3
Male Median Age: 27.5
Female Median Age: 28.3

Racial Demographic Estimates



King County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Patty Murray
U.S. Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
Maria Cantwell
U.S. Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
Jay Inslee
State governor
Jay Inslee
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 74.95%
Republican: 22.24%
Libertarian: 1.5%
Other: 0.84%
Green: 0.47%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Seattle specifically.

Average # of Homicides for King County: About 2.874 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for King County: About 340.639 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

King County is about 27% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 16% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Seattle is about 4.3%.

Washington is ranked #7 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 80.05 out of 100.

7th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 87.63

The average living wage for the state of Washington is $33.31/hr, while the states minimum wage is $13.69/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Washington a minimum wage score of 100 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $13.69/hr, which gives Washington a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 100 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Washington is $274.07, resulting in a UI benefit score of 75.54 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Washington does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Washington does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Washington does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Washington does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Washington does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
Washington does provide some form of paid family leave.
Washington does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Washington does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Washington does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Washington does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Washington does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Washington does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Washington does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Washington does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Washington does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Washington does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Washington does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Washington does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Washington does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Washington does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

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Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 98101, 98102, 98103, 98104, 98105, 98106, 98107, 98108, 98109, 98111, 98112, 98113, 98114, 98115, 98116, 98117, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98124, 98125, 98126, 98127, 98129, 98133, 98134, 98136, 98139, 98141, 98144, 98145, 98146, 98154, 98161, 98164, 98165, 98170, 98174, 98175, 98177, 98178, 98181, 98185, 98191, 98194, 98195, 98199 (48 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 47.621100
Longitude: -122.324400
TimeZone: Pacific (GMT -08:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 221.7 ft.
Area Code(s): 206, 253, 360, 425, 564