Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    3,404,443
  • Population Density
    540 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    6,309 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Seattle, WA
The Seattle metro area is centered in Washington and has 3,404,443 residents. It has very high home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and high income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Seattle 603,174
2.66 Tacoma 199,449
4.33 Bellevue 121,134
2.66 Everett 102,569
3.00 Kent 101,652
3.00 Federal Way 88,787
3.33 Renton 88,655
3.00 Auburn 68,579
2.66 Marysville 58,944
2.66 Lakewood 58,688
3.00 South Hill 55,435
4.33 Redmond 53,179
4.00 Shoreline 52,924
4.33 Kirkland 48,334
4.33 Sammamish 44,526
3.66 Edmonds 39,821
3.00 Puyallup 36,974
3.00 Lynnwood 35,805
2.33 Parkland 34,313
4.00 Bothell 33,124
2.66 Burien 33,102
3.33 University Place 31,201
3.00 Des Moines 29,625
4.33 Issaquah 29,025
2.33 Spanaway 28,959

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 King County 1,908,379
3.00 Pierce County 791,528
3.33 Snohomish County 704,536

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Portland (OR) Metro Area 2,202,583
2.00 Boise Metro Area 610,120
3.00 Sacramento Metro Area 2,130,801
4.00 San Francisco Metro Area 4,292,964
4.33 San Jose Metro Area 1,817,627

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Portland (OR) Metro Area 2,202,583
4.00 San Francisco Metro Area 4,292,964
3.00 Sacramento Metro Area 2,130,801
3.66 San Diego Metro Area 3,060,849
4.00 Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area 3,259,654

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Bellevue School District 29
4.33 Bainbridge Island School District 10
4.33 Mercer Island School District 5
4.00 Lake Washington School District 54
4.00 Issaquah School District 28
4.00 Shoreline School District 17
4.00 University Place School District 9
4.00 Seattle Public Schools 105
4.00 Tahoma School District 9
3.66 Northshore School District 34
3.66 Vashon Island School District 5
3.66 Mukilteo School District 21
3.66 Lake Stevens School District 12
3.66 Snohomish School District 21
3.33 Auburn School District 23
3.33 Kent School District 42
Carbonado School District 1
3.33 Steilacoom Historical School District 8
3.33 Riverview School District 9
3.33 Edmonds School District 40
3.33 Everett School District 33
3.00 Peninsula School District 16
3.00 North Thurston Public Schools 21
3.00 Puyallup School District 37
3.00 South Whidbey School District 6

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 International School Public, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Interlake Senior High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Tyee Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 International Community School Public, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Spiritridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Tillicum Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Medina Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Chinook Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Odle Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Clyde Hill Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Somerset Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Cherry Crest Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Newport Heights Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Enatai Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Island Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Bennett Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Newport Senior High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Albert Einstein Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Islander Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 John Muir Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Lakeridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 West Mercer Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Career Link High School Completion Program Public, Alternative 9-12 High
4.33 Highland Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Puesta Del Sol Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Lakeside School Private 5-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Overlake School Private 5-12 High
Eastside Academy Private, Alternative, Religious 9-12 High
4.00 Annie Wright Schools Private, Boarding, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Bush School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Bear Creek School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Seattle Urban Academy Private, Alternative, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 The Northwest School Private, Boarding 6-12 High
3.66 Charles Wright Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Hillside Student Community School Private 5-12 High
3.66 Seattle Academy Private 6-12 High
3.66 University Prep Private 6-12 High
3.33 Holy Names Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
Alta Vista School Private 7-12 High
3.33 West Sound Academy Private 6-12 High
3.33 Seattle Preparatory School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Private, Religious, All-Girls 5-12 High
Privett Academy Private 7-12 Middle, High
Montessori School of Snohomish County Private, Montessori PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Arlington Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Shoreline Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Bellevue Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Christian Faith School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Rainier Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.00 University of Washington
3.33 Seattle University
3.00 Northwest University
3.00 Pacific Lutheran University
3.00 Seattle Pacific University
2.66 University of Puget Sound
2.66 Cornish College of the Arts
2.66 Saint Martin's University
2.66 University of Washington - Bothell
2.33 University of Washington - Tacoma
2.33 Evergreen State College
2.33 City University of Seattle
2.00 Trinity Lutheran College
Bellevue College
Green River Community College
Edmonds Community College
Olympic College
Tacoma Community College
Seattle Community College - Central
Highline Community College
Everett Community College
Shoreline Community College
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
South Puget Sound Community College
Skagit Valley College

Around Seattle

We do our best to keep our list of schools and districts, along with their attendance zone boundaries up-to-date and complete, but it isn't perfect. You should always check with the relevant school/district regarding school options, boundaries, and other eligibility requirements.

Demographics

Racial Diversity

Seattle Metro Area United States Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Sacramento Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
White 68.71% 64.16% 79.08% 76.73% 56.23% 49.01% 43.03%
Asian 11.18% 4.67% 5.57% 5.59% 11.75% 10.67% 22.99%
Hispanic 8.68% 16.05% 5.24% 10.62% 19.83% 31.62% 21.28%
African American 5.28% 12.21% 7.09% 2.72% 7.02% 4.78% 8.11%
Multiracial 4.31% 1.85% 2.26% 3.16% 3.56% 2.92% 3.24%
Native American 0.82% 0.66% 0.55% 0.57% 0.60% 0.35% 0.23%
Pacific Islander 0.77% 0.15% 0.03% 0.45% 0.71% 0.42% 0.71%
Other 0.22% 0.21% 0.15% 0.13% 0.26% 0.20% 0.37%

Age

Seattle Metro Area United States Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Sacramento Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
9 years and under 13% 13% 14% 13% 13% 13% 12%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11% 11% 12% 11% 9%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 9% 9% 10% 12% 9%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 15% 15% 14% 15% 15%
35 to 44 years 15% 14% 14% 15% 13% 14% 15%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 15% 14% 14% 14% 15%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 12% 11% 10% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 10% 11% 12% 11% 12%

Education Levels

Seattle Metro Area United States Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Sacramento Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 9% 15% 7% 10% 13% 15% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 22% 29% 24% 23% 22% 19% 18%
Some college or associate degree 32% 29% 31% 34% 36% 32% 26%
Bachelor's degree 24% 18% 25% 22% 20% 21% 27%
Master's degree or higher 13% 10% 12% 12% 10% 13% 17%

Gender

Seattle Metro Area United States Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Sacramento Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Male 49.8% 49.2% 49.4% 49.4% 49.0% 50.2% 49.3%
Female 50.2% 50.8% 50.6% 50.6% 51.0% 49.8% 50.7%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Seattle Metro Area United States Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area Sacramento Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Rent 38.0% 33.9% 28.0% 37.3% 38.0% 44.8% 44.5%
Own 62.0% 66.1% 72.0% 62.7% 62.0% 55.2% 55.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Seattle Metro Area United States Portland (OR) Metro Area Sacramento Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Assault 348.2 280.9 316.4 451.2 250.2 369.5
Murder 3.7 5.6 3.3 7.1 3.5 12.5
Rape 19.0 29.2 38.6 26.2 21.2 27.6
Robbery 226.7 150.7 158.9 254.1 109.8 495.5

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Seattle Metro Area United States Portland (OR) Metro Area Sacramento Metro Area San Diego Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Burglary 1040.6 718.3 747.6 938.8 429.9 894.0
Larceny 3485.9 2276.2 3745.3 2548.9 1406.6 2761.4
Motor vehicle theft 567.3 275.5 599.5 702.1 479.3 924.4

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
46°
34°
49°
34°
53°
37°
58°
40°
65°
45°
70°
50°
76°
53°
76°
53°
71°
49°
60°
43°
50°
38°
44°
33°
Precipitation
7.9"
5.2"
5.6"
4.3"
3.5"
2.7"
1.3"
1.3"
2.4"
5.2"
9.1"
7.4"
Snowfall
3.5"
2.5"
1.7"
0.6"
0.1"
0.0"
0"
0"
0"
0.1"
1.9"
4.4"

  • Jan
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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 46°
    34°
  • 49°
    34°
  • 53°
    37°
  • 58°
    40°
  • 65°
    45°
  • 70°
    50°
  • 76°
    53°
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    53°
  • 71°
    49°
  • 60°
    43°
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    38°
  • 44°
    33°

    Precipitation

  • 7.9"
  • 5.2"
  • 5.6"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.5"
  • 2.7"
  • 1.3"
  • 1.3"
  • 2.4"
  • 5.2"
  • 9.1"
  • 7.4"

    Snowfall

  • 3.5"
  • 2.5"
  • 1.7"
  • 0.6"
  • 0.1"
  • 0.0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.1"
  • 1.9"
  • 4.4"

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    Avg. Temps

  • 46°
    34°
  • 49°
    34°
  • 53°
    37°
  • 58°
    40°
  • 65°
    45°
  • 70°
    50°
  • 76°
    53°
  • 76°
    53°
  • 71°
    49°
  • 60°
    43°
  • 50°
    38°
  • 44°
    33°

    Precipitation

  • 7.9"
  • 5.2"
  • 5.6"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.5"
  • 2.7"
  • 1.3"
  • 1.3"
  • 2.4"
  • 5.2"
  • 9.1"
  • 7.4"

    Snowfall

  • 3.5"
  • 2.5"
  • 1.7"
  • 0.6"
  • 0.1"
  • 0.0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.1"
  • 1.9"
  • 4.4"