Seattle, Washington

Seattle: The eighteenth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Seattle metropolitan area. It is located on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington in northwestern Washington. Seattle is a major center for the technology industry and is home to the Space Needle.

About

Seattle is a city located in the county of King in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 608,660 and a population density of 1,648 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 769,714 inhabitants.

The city was created 172 years ago in 1851.

Seattle is a major Pacific Northwest city located along Puget Sound in western Washington state. As of July 29, 2023, the population of Seattle is approximately 770,000. Here are some key facts about Seattle:

History

Seattle was founded in 1851 and developed as a logging town and shipping port. It saw rapid growth during the Klondike Gold Rush and as a shipbuilding center during WWII.

Geography

Seattle lies on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city is surrounded by water and mountains, including Mount Rainier.

Economy

Major companies founded in Seattle include Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks. Leading industries are technology, aerospace, maritime trade, and healthcare.

Culture & Entertainment

Seattle is known for its coffeehouses, indie music scene, and rainy weather. Popular attractions include the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Seattle Aquarium.

Population

Greater Seattle has a highly educated, predominantly liberal population. There are significant Asian American and LGBT communities. It continues to attract young professionals.

In summary, Seattle is an influential global city and tech hub with a progressive culture focused on arts, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. It serves as the economic engine of the Pacific Northwest.

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Location of Seattle on Washington map.

Quick Facts about Seattle

Population : 769,714 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : King County
Twitter username : CityofSeattle
Postal code : 98101
Phone Area Codes : 206
Area : 369.24 km2
Legislative body : Seattle City Council
Named for : Chief Seattle
Altitude : 66 feet / 20 meters
Capital city : Seattle is capital of King County
Establishment : November 11, 1851 (172 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 09:34:30 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 2,085 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 20.92% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Seattle is located at 47°36'22"N 122°19'55"W (47.6062100, -122.3320700). It has 4 neighbors: Bellevue, Lake Forest Park, Renton and Shoreline.

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Seattle has 4 neighbours.

  • Bellevue The most populous city in Washington. It is located across Lake Washington from Seattle. Bellevue is known for its many technology companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Microsoft campus and the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
  • Lake Forest Park city in King County, Washington, United States
  • Renton The second most populous city in King County, Washington. It is located in the Seattle metropolitan area. Renton is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Renton Civic Center and the Renton Museum of History.
  • Shoreline town in Washington

Demographics

The population of Seattle increased by 20.92% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 608,660 - census
2011 622,694 2.25% estimation process
2012 635,928 2.08% estimation process
2013 653,588 2.7% estimation process
2014 670,109 2.47% estimation process
2015 687,386 2.51% estimation process
2016 709,631 3.13% estimation process
2017 728,661 2.61% estimation process
2018 742,235 1.83% estimation process
2019 753,675 1.52% estimation process
2020 769,714 2.08% estimation process

Seattle zip code is 98101. County name: King, County fips: 53033

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Best Things to Do in Seattle

1 Seattle CityPASS

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Where ot Eat in Seattle

1 Cedarbrook Lodge

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2 Thompson Seattle

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3 Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle

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4 Silver Cloud Hotel - University District

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5 Graduate Seattle

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Where to Stay in Seattle

1 Sheraton Grand Seattle

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2 The Westin Seattle

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3 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport

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4 Renaissance Seattle Hotel

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5 Seattle Marriott Waterfront

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Other Places in Seattle

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People born in Seattle (200)

People born in Seattle, including computer programmer Joe Ossanna, soccer player Marcus Hahnemann, jazz musician and singer Sara Gazarek, .

List

  • Gary Kildall (American computer scientist and entrepreneur) he was born in 19/05/1942
  • Irving S. Reed (American mathematician) he was born in 12/11/1923
  • David Bradley (American academic) he was born in 04/01/1949
  • John Maeda (American artist and computer scientist) he was born in 01/01/1966
  • Herbert Morris (American rower) he was born in 16/07/1915
  • Robert Landsburg (American photographer) he was born in 13/11/1931
  • Paul G. Allen (American inventor, investor and philanthropist) he was born in 21/01/1953
  • Blu Mankuma (Canadian actor) he was born in 05/07/1948
  • Jack Turner (American racing) he was born in 12/02/1920
  • Steven Hill (American actor) he was born in 24/02/1922
  • Laird Koenig (American writer) he was born in 24/09/1927
  • Dylan Carlson (guitarist) he was born in 12/03/1968
  • Linda B. Buck (American biologist) she was born in 29/01/1947
  • Roger S. Bagnall (American historian) he was born in 19/08/1947
  • David M. Kennedy (American historian) he was born in 22/07/1941
  • Gail Devers (Athletics competitor, sprinter, hurdler) she was born in 19/11/1966
  • Zoa Sherburne (American writer) she was born in 30/09/1912
  • Tori Black (American movie actress) she was born in 26/08/1988

Schools in Seattle

College & universities near Seattle, WA

Code Name City ZIP
484826 Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle Seattle (WA) 98101-1596
235024 Cornish College of the Arts Seattle (WA) 98121
236513 Seattle Central College Seattle (WA) 98122
236595 Seattle University Seattle (WA) 98122-4340
458131 Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Seattle (WA) 98122

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Seattle, WA

Code Name Address Type
SEA King Street Station 303 South Jackson Street RAIL
SVF Seattle (Ferry - Pier 69), Washington 2701 Alaskan Way OTHER
TUK Tukwila station 7301 South 158th St. RAIL
EDM Edmonds station 211 Railroad Ave. RAIL
MEW Monroe, Washington 118 North Lewis St., Suite 112 BUS

Post offices near Seattle

Post Office Name City ZIP
Federal Post Office Seattle (WA) 98104
Midtown Post Office Seattle (WA) 98101
Seafir Post Office Seattle (WA) 98154
International Post Office Seattle (WA) 98104
Pioneer Squar Post Office Seattle (WA) 98104

Other cities in King County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in King County , WA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Bellevue 148,073 The most populous city in Washington.
Kent 130,676 The fourth most populous city in King County, Washington.
Renton 101,494 The second most populous city in King County, Washington.
Federal Way 96,307 A city in King County, Washington.
Kirkland 95,431 A city in King County, Washington.
Auburn 81,024 The second most populous city in Pierce County, Washington.
Redmond 72,507 The second most populous city in King County, Washington.
Sammamish 65,960 Town
Shoreline 58,197 Town in Washington
Burien 51,268 Town in Washington, United States
Bothell 47,524 A city in King County, Washington.
Issaquah 39,681 A city in King County, Washington.
West Lake Sammamish 33,929 Census designated place
Des Moines 32,389 City in Washington
SeaTac 28,904 Airport in SeaTac, Washington, USA
Maple Valley 27,544 City in King County, Washington, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Seattle distances to largest Washington cities

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