Seattle, WA 

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+28.9% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

158.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.4 / 5.6

summer / winter

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Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington is a vibrant city with something for everyone. Enjoy stunning views of the Cascade Mountains or take a stroll down the iconic Pike Place Market and sample some of the best seafood around. Take in the sights at the Space Needle or explore history by visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails within city limits, as well as many parks and gardens to explore. With its eclectic culture, breathtaking natural beauty, and abundance of activities, Seattle offers something for all kinds of travelers! Regional center - East shore of Puget Sound in west-central Washington.
State: Washington
County: King County
Metro Area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area
City: Seattle
Zip Codes: 98115, 98103, 98133, 98105, 98118, 98125, 98122, 98117, 98144, 98109, 28 total
Cost of Living: 58.1% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 125 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area

Seattle is a lively and cosmopolitan city beautifully set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. The main downtown area sits on a narrow, hilly strip of land between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Modern skyscrapers rise on high hills in the city center, with residential units lining the lower areas along the water and north of downtown.


The unemployment rate in Seattle is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Seattle jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Seattle's cost of living is 58.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Seattle's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Seattle, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, King county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 75.0% to 22.2%. More Voting Stats

Seattle's population is 726,054 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 15.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 27.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Seattle is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.0%.

Seattle public schools spend $12,436 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Seattle. More Education

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Housing Market in Seattle

It's a good time to buy in Seattle. Home Appreciation is up 4.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Seattle is .

Reviews for Seattle   321 Reviews
A Bright Star just a bit tinged with age - 3/17/2023
I have lived here since 1975, I moved here from California but was born and raised in Michigan. I would have to say that I never regretted leaving Michigan and their... Read More

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Bittersweet - 6/12/2022
I’ve lived in Seattle for just under 7 years and while it can be a stunningly beautiful place, I am very excited to leave. I’ll start with some of the positive aspects.... Read More

great place to live, but very expensive - 5/28/2022
if you can afford it, Seattle is a very nice place to live and raise a family! however, it is extremely expensive and in the winter, it's rather gloomy. i love gloomy... Read More

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