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Seattle Population 2024

Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington, located on the west coast in King County. Seattle was named after Indian leader named Sealth who had befriended the settlers. Seattle population in 2024 is estimated to be 756,384, Its area is 142.07 sq miles (367.97 sq. km), 7,250.9 people per square mile in as per census 2010. Seattle is the fastest growing major city with full of activities around the clock and economic activity through industrial, commercial and cultural. Seattle city is a mix of peoples, cultures, and religions and has a higher level of ethnic diversity.

Below is the Seattle population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *733,905-0.422
2022 *751,0042.32
2023 *755,7940.65
2024 *756,3840.08
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Seattle city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearSeattle Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Seattle city Population(UA)

Seattle Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Seattle population in 2020 is estimated to be 737,015, It is eighteenth largest city in the USA by rank, According to 2019 US census estimates 50.4%(357,372) are Male and 49.6%(351,451) are Female. 4.9%(35019) are under 5 years of age, 84.9%(601,603) are 18 years and over, 12.3%(87,406) are 65 years and over.
Between 2014-2018, 29,567 people are Veterans, Total households are 323,446 and 2.12 per household. Median household income is $85,562, Per capita income in past 12 months is $55,789 and 11.8% Persons are in poverty. Seattle population in 2023 is estimated to be 755,794, population in 2022 is estimated to be 751,004, and in 2021 is estimated to be 733,905.

Citizen, Seattle Voting age population
539466 Citizen are 18 and over population out of these 268,627 are Male voters and 270,839 are Female voters. Percentage wise 49.8 are Male and 50.2 are Female.

Seattle Language demographics

Languages spoken at home are 550,713 speak only English, 31,582 speak Spanish, 4,180 French (incl. Cajun), 1,530 Italian, 1,226 Portuguese, 4,786 German, 545 Greek, 2,546 Russian, 1,520 Polish, 273 Armenian, 173 Serbo-Croatian, 688 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages and 548 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages.

Asian Indian language speakers include 470 speak Gujarati, 5801 Hindi, 450 Urdu, 1,013 Punjabi, 908 Telugu, 1,786 Tamil, 1,497 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages, 1,281 Bengali, 1,644 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages and 2,841 Other Indo-European languages.

East Asia language speakers include 29,897 speak Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 5,798 Japanese, 6,532 Korean, 9,109 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 42 Hmong, 9,016 Vietnamese, 735 Khmer, 1,264 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 1,448 speak other languages of Asia.

4,241 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 2,889 Arabic, 698 Hebrew, 1754 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari), 13,471 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 144 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 626 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa, 71 Navajo and 130 speak other Native languages of North America.

Seattle Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Seattle by age is 753,655, out of these 385,761 are male, 367,894 are female, The sex ratio of Seattle is 105. The median age of the Seattle population is 34.7, Seattle population by age are, under 18 years is 110,672, 16 years and over is 651,639, 18 years and over is 642,983, 21 years and over is 611,677, 65 years and over is 110818. 51.2% are male, 48.8% are female, 14.7% are under 18 years old, 86.5% are 16 years and over, 85.3% are 18 years and over, 81.2% are 21 years and over, 12.0% are 65 years and over. There are total 372,011 housing units, The voting population of Seattle are 566,994, out of these 288,871 are male voters, 278,123 are female voters, 50.9% are male,49.1% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -533,5744.5%
5 - 930,6534.1%
10 - 1432,7404.3%
15 - 1932,1824.3%
20 - 2459,2827.9%
25 - 34192,36225.5%
35 - 44116,74915.5%
45 - 5487,60511.6%
55 - 5941,6535.5%
60 - 6436,1174.8%
65 - 7454,2887.2%
75 - 8425,0563.3%
85 and over11,3941.5%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Seattle Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Seattle by race are:

White Population

White population in Seattle, Washington are 499,744, percentage wise 66.3 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Seattle, Washington are 55,955, percentage wise 7.4 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Seattle, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Seattle are 125,223, percentage wise 16.6 percent are asians, out of these 16,946 are Asian Indians, 48,760 are Chinese, 14,668 are Filipinos, 7,294 are Japanese, 9,862 are Korean, 15,291 are Vietnamese and 12,402 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Seattle, Washington are 49,979. Percentage wise 6.6 percent are hispanics, out of these 28,586 are Mexican people, 2,917 are Puerto Ricans, 2,497 are Cubans, and 15,979 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race753,655Percent
Black or African American55,9557.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,1180.7%
Asian Population125,22316.6%
Asian Indian16,9462.2%
Other Asian Population12,402
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,8190.4%
Hispanic or Latino49,9796.6%
Puerto Rican2,9170.4%
Other Hispanic or Latino15,979
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Seattle native population is 605,964, out of these 264,132 born in the Washington state and 327,926 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 147,691, out of these 66,745 are Naturalised US citizen, 6,756 are in Europe, 41,163 in Asia, 9,018 in Africa, 5,731 in Latin America and 3,042 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Seattle are 80,946, out of these 8,504 are from Europe, 43,939 are from Asia, 10,277 from Africa, 10,540 are from Latin America and 5,641 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence264,132
Born in other state in the United States327,926
Born outside the United States13,906
Puerto Rico974
U.S. Island Areas700
Born abroad of American parent(s)12,232
Foreign born
Born outside of United States147,691
Naturalized U.S. citizen66,745
Latin America5,731
Northern America3,042
Not a U.S. citizen80,946
Latin America10,540
Northern America5,641
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Seattle Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Seattle, Washington are 372,011, Occupied housing units are 343,988, Rental vacancy rate is 4. Percentage of occupancy is 93, 40.56% of houses are owner occupied and 51.91% of houses are renter occupied in Seattle. There are 39.79 percent of one-unit detached, 5.09 percent of one-units attached, 1.99 percent of two-unit houses, 3.65 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.25 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 2 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 38.63 percent are available with one vehicle, 26.95 percent are available with two vehicles, 9.01 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 17.88 percent are no vehicles available.

Total housing units372,011
Occupied housing units343,988
Occupied housing units percent93
Rental vacancy rate4
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached148,027
1-unit attached18,931
2 units7,402
3 or 4 units13,574
Mobile home918
Boat, RV, van, etc.373
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Seattle Housing Market

The median value of housing in Seattle, Washington is $767,000, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 0.17 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.16 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 0.09 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 0.13 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 1.20 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 5.77 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 22.70 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 10.35 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,000642
$50,000 to $99,999583
$100,000 to $149,999332
$150,000 to $199,999484
$200,000 to $299,9994,461
$300,000 to $499,99921,447
$500,000 to $999,99984,438
$1,000,000 or more38,500
Median (dollars)767,000
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Seattle Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $2,977, 0.10 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 0.32 percent pay between $500 to $999, 1.90 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 4.02 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 4.26 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 4.45 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 14.62 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $916, 0.25 percent of homes pay less than $250, 0.51 percent pays between $250 to $399, 1.12 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.29 percent pays between $600 to $799, 2.30 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 4.44 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500371
$500 to $9991,183
$1,000 to $1,4997,073
$1,500 to $1,99914,942
$2,000 to $2,49915,851
$2,500 to $2,99916,542
$3,000 or more54,400
Median (dollars)2,977
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $250914
$250 to $3991,906
$400 to $5994,157
$600 to $7998,503
$800 to $9998,565
$1,000 or more16,517
Median (dollars)916
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Seattle Rental

Total number of Seattle rental homes or apartments are 193,101, occupied by Renter, The median value of Seattle average rental rate is $1,744. 5.91 percent of homes are under $500, 7.79 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 49.77 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 25.59 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 8.04 percent are above $3000.

Less than $50011,409
$500 to $99915,037
$1,000 to $1,49939,800
$1,500 to $1,99956,307
$2,000 to $2,49932,884
$2,500 to $2,99916,526
$3,000 or more15,521
Median (dollars)1,744
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

Seattle History

Until late 1852 according to references, The village which is currently Seattle was called "Dewamps" or "Duwamps", when a first merchant, Dr. David S. "Doc" Maynard (1808-1873), convinced his neighbours to adopt the name of Chief Seattle. The Seattle area was inhabited by Natives for at least 4,000 to 8,000 years before the European settlers arrived. According to Brief history, the town population was receiving population in the late 1880s. Economic expansion with the Coal and Lumber industries at that point of time, but due the growth of fishing, shipbuilding and shipping ports contributed to the town's population growth. Seattle became a major transportation center due to the Klondike gold rush started in 1896. By 1900s Seattle city population became increasingly diversified, railroads reinforcing the city growth with trade and shipping center connecting to Asia and North Pacific. African Americans to work as railroad porters and waiters, Scandinavians came to work in fishing and lumbering, and Japanese to work in hotels and operate truck gardens and hotels. There were significant communities of Italians, Chinese, Filipinos and Jews, home to several Asian ethnic groups was largely developed during this period. By 1910, population reached 240,000. Seattle grew rapidly at the end of 20th century, due to dotcom boom many of them highly skilled arrived to find the work from recession prone southern California. Regarding the Asians history in Seattle, the Asian population is concentrated in the downtown International District, but it has begun to extend throughout the metropolitan area. The majority are of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Vietnamese origin, most of the Asian nations are represented in Seattle. Seattle's Asian population is slightly larger than the African American population. The Chinese, who had settled in the area in small numbers in the early 1800s, first arrived in large numbers in the 1870s to work in service jobs and in the lumber industry and they made great contributions to the building of the transcontinental railroad. During an economic downturn in the mid-1880s, these Chinese immigrants were accused of taking jobs away from the majority population and were subsequently driven out the city through destructive anti Chinese riots. Most of the immigrants fled to San Francisco, where they faced somewhat less-violent, though still persistent, opposition.

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