SEATTLE

A metropolis immersed in culture and surrounded by nature

Welcome to Seattle

 

Surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty, Seattle is a dynamic, urban cultural hub. The city comprises many unique neighborhoods, all offering easy access to Seattle’s cosmopolitan amenities. Seattle lies between the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Washington. Two majestic mountain ranges dominate the city’s skyline, the Olympics to the west and the Cascades to the east. Built on hills and surrounded by water, Seattle provides residents with proximity to unsurpassed water sports, hiking, climbing, and skiing. 

 

Seattle’s rich history is fully displayed in all aspects of the vibrant city, from its name, “Seattle,” to its museums and cultural events. In 1852, a small group of settlers recognized the land that would become Seattle for its natural resources. As a result, a village was established in what would become present-day Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. This original settlement was named Seattle to pay tribute to the widely respected Duwamish tribal leader, Chief Si’ahl. 

 

Today, Seattle is a lively city experiencing rapid growth due to its geographic, economic, and cultural advantages. Bustling cosmopolitan energy meshes with serene nature and outdoor recreation. This surprising blend of tranquility and dynamism provides residents with a one-of-a-kind urban environment to call home. 

 

What to Love

 

  • World-class museums, live performances, and sporting events
  • Convenient access to national parks and forests
  • Extensive city parks and green spaces
  • Burgeoning food scene
  • Iconic and charming neighborhoods
  • An advantageous location for fresh and saltwater recreation

 

Local Lifestyle

 

Seattle is home to many notable companies across various industries, making it a hub for business and commerce. Residents of Seattle work hard and play even harder. As a result, the city offers an array of seemingly endless entertainment. Shopping in Seattle is a treat at local upscale boutiques and luxury brand-name stores. Attending any number of professional sporting events can be an exciting weekend highlight. To partake in regional, national, and global culture, visit any of Seattle’s museums, theaters, and concert halls. 

 

The great outdoors is only a brisk walk or a short drive away. Seattle has a robust system of city parks, gardens, and beaches and is home to many exceptional private yacht clubs and marinas. Washington boasts several national parks and forests accessible from Seattle, including Mt. Rainier National Park. Scenic hiking trails, climbing routes, and ski runs are a quick trip from Seattle.

 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

 

Seattle is home to hundreds of unique craft coffee shops and cafés. However, Fulcrum Café stands apart from the crowd. Fulcrum is one of Seattle’s most respected roasters, with fifth-generation Costa Rican coffee farmer Blas Aflaro at its helm. 

 

Seattle’s culinary scene exists a cut above, with Seattle chefs taking new and daring approaches to their cuisine. SAI Sushi and Sake provide diners with an utterly personalized evening of masterful Omakase. Chef Akiyoshi Saito has created a truly exclusive dining experience. A party of two or three are served in the restaurant by reservation only, presenting an opportunity to fully immerse in a curated experience with Chef Saito as your guide. 

 

Aerlume Seattle curates warmth and refinement in its space, as well as its culinary offerings. Upon entering the restaurant, your line of sight opens up to a sweeping view of Puget Sound, creating a dramatic backdrop for the enjoyment of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

 

Seattle residents benefit from a multitude of artisanal cocktail bars to enjoy on any night of the week. Many of these cocktail bars are unique and masterfully curated encounters with creativity. The Doctor’s Office is an intimate tasting room serving classic cocktails. Due to the establishment’s dedication to personalized service, only 12 seats occupy the space, deterring crowds and fostering an exclusive experience. 

 

Percy’s & Co. Seattle is situated in a beautifully preserved historic building at the heart of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with a menu featuring apothecary-inspired cocktails crafted utilizing herbs grown on the premises. 

 

Things to Do

 

Seattle can be counted on to host exciting events year-round. Zoo Tunes is a spring concert series held annually at Woodland Park Zoo. This is an important fundraising event for the zoo, and proceeds go towards the zoo’s animal conservation efforts. The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival is organized yearly at Seattle Center, near the Space Needle. This festival showcases Japanese art, technological innovations, and culture. 


Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF for short, is an annual festival featuring exemplary cinematic productions from around the world. Local movie theaters showcase SIFF films for over three weeks in May and June, featuring various independent films, foreign films, and documentaries. First Thursday Art Walk is a monthly event in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. A majority of the city’s fine art galleries participate in the United State’s oldest ongoing art walk, creating a lively evening of shopping for and viewing art from acclaimed artists.

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

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

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
337,361

Total Households

2.08

Average Household Size

$68,836

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
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
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St George Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Guadalupe School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Sterling West Seattle Campus
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Southwest Youth and Family Services
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Arbor Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mercer International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Concord International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Alan T. Sugiyama High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Torah Day School Of Seattle
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Amazing Grace Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Summit Public School: Atlas
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Pathfinder K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Dearborn Park International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Gatewood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Maple Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Rainier Beach High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Genesee Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Aki Kurose Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Rising Star Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Hope Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Seattle Urban Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Derech Emunah Dba Seattle Jewish Girls High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Chief Sealth International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Cleveland High School STEM
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Emerson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Graham Hill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
West Seattle Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Roxhill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Sanislo Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
David T. Denny International Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Orca K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Hawthorne Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Rainier View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Louisa Boren STEM K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Makkah Islamic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available