Seattle, Washington

Current Temperature ° Population 634,541

Homefacts City Report

Seattle is located in King County, WA. The population is 634,541, making Seattle the largest city in King County and the largest city in the state of Washington.

There are 129 public schools in Seattle with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Seattle is moderate, and there are 608 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Seattle is moderate and the median home sales price is $570,000.

Cities near Seattle include Medina, Hunts Point and Clyde Hill.

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Schools

School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 5.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 32.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 62.1%

Crime Rate

53.4% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 589
  • Violent Crimes: 613
  • Robbery: 221
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 5
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

40.34% Lower than national avg.
  • 608 offenders in Seattle
  • 9.58 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $588,500
  • Median Sales Price: $570,000
  • Foreclosures: 340
  • Homes For Sale: 92
  • Homes For Rent: 1

Environmental Hazards

2,982 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 29
  • Registered Polluters: 96
  • Superfunds: 117
  • Tanks & Spills: 2,740

Unemployment

Moderate 3.3%
  • Washington unemployment average: 4.9%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

Crime view details

608 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
  • Total Crime Index
  • Violent Crime Index
  • Property Crime Index

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$588,500 compared to December 2016
Median Sales Price
$570,000 compared to December 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    5.3%
  • Rented
    50.6%
  • Owned
    44.1%

92 Homes For Sale View All

$745,000
115 S 214th Street
Seattle, WA 98198
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$424,950
15020 Bothell Way Ne
Seattle, WA 98155
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$419,000
8547 S 123rd Place
Seattle, WA 98178
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$600,000
5017 37th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
2 Beds | 2 Baths

340 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$565,000  
$296,007
22nd Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98166
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$NR
Lee
Seattle, WA 98109
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$NR
Alder
Seattle, WA 98122
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$NR
14th
Seattle, WA 98198
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

7,445 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Seattle, WA issued 7,445 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 7,445 permits, 898 were issued for single family homes and 6,547 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Seattle, WA issued 6,677 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 6,677 permits, 822 were issued for single family homes and 5,855 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

1 Rental Property View All

$1,295
101 Sw 119th
Seattle, WA 98146
1 Beds | 1 Baths

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Environmental Hazards

2982 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
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  • Registered Polluters
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  • Superfunds
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  • Tanks & Spills
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (319/327)
    Seattle, WA has 97.55% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Seattle, WA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 3.58 Average
    Seattle, WA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 41.52°
  • February 43.57°
  • March 45.5°
  • April 49.52°
  • May 56°
  • June 61.21°
  • July 66.68°
  • August 66.9°
  • September 62.4°
  • October 52.77°
  • November 46.1°
  • December 40.24°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Seattle, WA

Earthquakes
Seattle, WA has a very high risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Seattle, WA has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Seattle, WA has a very low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Seattle, WA has a very low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Seattle, WA: $80,349

Unemployment

Unemployment in Seattle is 3.3%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 4.9% and 4.1% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 22.89%
White Collar - 77.11%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Jay Inslee
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell
  • Sen. Patty Murray

City Representatives

  • Jim McDermott
  • Adam Smith

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

221 FCC Towers view all

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