Seattle

Located off of the waters of Puget Sound, this seaport city has a rich history of music and hi-tech innovation.

Welcome to Seattle

Exciting city with hi-tech firms and eclectic entertainment

Seattle is one of the United States’ most exciting cities. Located off of the waters of Puget Sound, this seaport city has a rich history of music and hi-tech innovation. The birthplace of Amazon, grunge rock, Jimi Hendrix, and Starbucks, Seattle’s urban core is a thriving hub of culture and commerce, with numerous corporate headquarters, arts venues, hip dining and nightlife, and a booming tech sector. Known as the Emerald City for the lush Pacific Northwest scenery surrounding it, this dynamic city has lots to offer and a vast array of housing options to choose from. From luxurious waterfront penthouses and stylish modern condominiums to long-established neighborhoods of Craftsman homes and quiet family-friendly residential areas, you’re sure to find a place you’ll fall in love with.

Downtown Seattle’s retail options include Pacific Place and Westlake Center shopping centers, as well as flagship stores from big-name brands such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Zara. For a more boutique shopping experience, head to Ballard and explore unique retailers such as Bop Street Records (which stocks around 500,000 vinyl records), Twice Sold Tales for hard-to-find books, and Horseshoe for stylish womenswear. Belltown is a must-visit for fashion lovers, where you’ll find clothing stores like Endless Knot, Kuhlman, and Sassafras. Seattle’s dining scene is just as eclectic as its retail. Serious foodies can experience chef-driven dining at hotspots such as lunchtime favorite Il Corvo, artisanal Japanese soba spot Kamonegi, lively Latin American eatery Copal, and hip Ballard oyster bar The Walrus and The Carpenter. Located in the Queen Anne neighborhood, Canlis has been at the forefront of Seattle’s dining scene since the 1950s, and it continues to delight patrons with its innovative dishes and breathtaking views. Pike Place Market is one of the nation’s oldest farmers’ markets and a major attraction for tourists and locals alike. Explore Seattle’s expansive Chinatown-International District for flavorful Asian food, karaoke bars, and the colorful Grand Pavilion.

Seattle’s signature landmark is the Space Needle, an observation tower that is synonymous with the city. The Seattle Great Wheel at Pier 57 is another recognizable landmark that provides captivating views of the city’s skyline. Other Seattle attractions high on every visitor’s to-do list include the Museum of Pop Culture, the Pacific Science Center, the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum, and the Seattle Art Museum. Head to CenturyLink Field to see the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks or Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders in action, or visit T-Mobile Park to see Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. Enjoy symphony orchestra performances at Benaroya Hall, opera and ballet at McCaw Hall, Broadway productions at The 5th Avenue Theatre, and live music at a plethora of rock and alternative venues, such as The Showbox, Tractor Tavern, and Neumos.

Seattle operates its own Seattle Public Schools District. Some of its top-rated schools include Cascadia and Frantz Coe Elementary schools, Hamilton International Middle School, and Roosevelt High School. Seattle is also home to the University of Washington, which has consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the world.

Overview for Seattle, WA

726,054 people live in Seattle, where the median age is 35.3 and the average individual income is $68,836. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

726,054

Total Population

35.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$68,836

Average individual Income

Around Seattle, WA

There's plenty to do around Seattle, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
81
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
84
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The 3rd Li’l Pig, The Garrison, and Macks Mo.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.74 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Seattle, WA

Seattle has 337,361 households, with an average household size of 2.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Seattle do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 726,054 people call Seattle home. The population density is 8,656.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

726,054

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.3

Median Age

50.7 / 49.3%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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337,361

Total Households

2.08

Average Household Size

$68,836

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Seattle, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Seattle. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Broadview-Thomson K-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Greenwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Hamilton International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ingraham High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Laurelhurst Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Lawton Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Beach Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Northgate Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Olympic Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Sacajawea Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Salmon Bay K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Sand Point Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
McDonald International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Viewlands Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Cedar Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Bishop Blanchet High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
University Child Development School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Our Lady Of The Lake School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Licton Springs K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Daniel Bagley Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
B F Day Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Eckstein Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Green Lake Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Thornton Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
View Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
West Woodland Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Jane Addams Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Seattle Area German American School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Pacific Crest School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Chelsea House Montessori Preschool/Kdgn
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
North Seattle French School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Assumption-St Bridget School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fairview Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Adams Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ballard High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Bryant Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Loyal Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Nathan Hale High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Middle College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Christ The King School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Kapka Cooperative School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
John Rogers Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
John Stanford International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Olympic View Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Wedgwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Whitman Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Stephen Decatur Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Concordia Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Seattle Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Alki Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
John Hay Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Madison Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Queen Anne Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Seattle Skills Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Lake Washington Girls Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Puget Sounds Community School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Seattle Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Lake And Park School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Interagency Programs
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
McGilvra Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
John Muir Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Stevens Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Catharine Blaine K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cascade Parent Partnership Program
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Hamlin Robinson School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Morningside Academy
PRIVATE
3rd - 9th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Fatima School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Seattle Amistad School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Kimball Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Lowell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
McClure Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Madrona K-5 School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
West Seattle High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Residential Consortium
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Magnolia Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Northwest School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Emerald City School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Interagency Detention School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Garfield High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Summit Public School: Sierra
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Beacon Hill International School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Frantz Coe Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lafayette Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Leschi Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Montlake Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Washington Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Private School Services
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Edmonds S. Meany Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bright Water Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Therese Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 10th
1/5
Dunlap Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Highland Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Wing Luke Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
South Shore Pk-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Fairmount Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5