Census 2010: Washington › Seattle

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Seattle

Square miles: 142.7 Population per sq. mile: 7,250.9

  • 2010 population: 608,660
  • 2000 population: 563,374
  • Total change: 45,286 (8.0%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 53.2%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 36.1 years old

Seattle population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
White422,87069.5%394,88970.1%7.1%
Black48,3167.9%47,5418.4%1.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native4,8090.8%5,6591.0%-15.0%
Asian84,21513.8%73,91013.1%13.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander2,3510.4%2,8040.5%-16.2%
Other race14,8522.4%13,4232.4%10.6%
Two or more races31,2475.1%25,1484.5%24.3%
Total608,660100%563,374100%8.0%
*Hispanic origin40,3296.6%29,7195.3%35.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 93,500 (15.4%)

Diversity Index: 70.8%

Ages 18+

Population: 515,147 (84.6%)

Diversity Index: 52.1%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
White53,70057.4%369,19571.7%
Black11,60012.4%36,6747.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native7600.8%4,0490.8%
Asian12,00012.8%72,22714.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander5450.6%1,8060.4%
Other race3,5603.8%11,2932.2%
Two or more races11,30012.1%19,9033.9%
Total93,500100%515,147100%
*Hispanic origin9,94010.6%30,3865.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Gender
Male2010
Population304,030 (50.0%)
Median age35.9
Female2010
Population304,630 (50.0%)
Median age36.4
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1057,9009.5%29,5009.7%28,5009.4%
10 to 19 years52,7008.7%26,0008.6%26,7008.8%
20 to 29 years122,00020.0%60,90020.0%61,40020.2%
30 to 39 years112,00018.4%58,00019.1%53,60017.6%
40 to 49 years88,20014.5%47,10015.5%41,00013.5%
50 to 59 years78,30012.9%39,30012.9%39,10012.8%
60 to 69 years52,2008.6%25,3008.3%26,9008.8%
70 to 79 years23,5003.9%10,5003.5%13,0004.3%
80 and older21,9003.6%7,5002.5%14,4004.7%
Total608,660100%304,030100%304,630100%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Housing Units
Owner-occupied2010
Population315,137
Avg. household size2.3
Renter-occupied2010
Population268,598
Avg. household size1.8
Vacancies
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties3.1%
Renter-occupied properties7.1%
Overall vacancy rate8.1%
Housing Units2010% of total
Occupied283,51091.9%
Vacant25,006 8.1%
For rent11,2253.6%
Rented, but unoccupied8420.3%
For sale4,3501.4%
Sold, but unoccupied9300.3%
Seasonal use only3,3221.1%
Other vacant units4,3371.4%
Total308,516100%
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Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team