Seattle metropolitan area

The Seattle metropolitan area is an urban conglomeration in the U.S. state of Washington that includes Seattle and its surrounding satellites and suburbs. It includes the three most populous counties in the state—King, Snohomish, and Pierce—and is considered a component of the greater Puget Sound region. The United States Census Bureau defines the metropolitan area as the Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area. With an estimated population of 3,867,046 as of 2017,[1] it is the 14th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, with almost half of Washington's population.

Seattle metropolitan area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA
A map of the Seattle MSA. The Seattle MSA is highlighted in teal, the CSA in navy blue.
A map of the Seattle MSA. The Seattle MSA is highlighted in teal, the CSA in navy blue.
Coordinates: 47°44′N 122°19′W / 47.74°N 122.32°W
CountryUnited States
State(s)Washington
Largest citySeattle (713,700)
Other cities - Tacoma (211,277)
 - Bellevue (141,400)
 - Kent (127,514)
 - Everett (109,043)
 - Renton (104,000)
Area
 • Total5,872.35 sq mi (15,209.3 km2)
Highest elevation
14,411 ft (4,392 m)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total3,867,046
 • Rank15th in the U.S.
 • Density659/sq mi (250/km2)

Definition

As defined by the United States Census Bureau, the Seattle metropolitan area is made up of the following (see Fig. STB):

Based on commuting patterns, the adjacent metropolitan areas of Olympia, Bremerton, and Mount Vernon, along with a few smaller satellite urban areas, are grouped together in a wider labor market region known as the Seattle–Tacoma–Olympia Combined Statistical Area (CSA) (See Figure STO), commonly known as the Puget Sound region. The population of this wider region is 4,686,536—roughly two-thirds of Washington's population—as of 2017.[1] The Seattle CSA is the 12th largest CSA, and the 13th largest primary census statistical area in the country. The additional metropolitan and micropolitan areas included are:

Census statistics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18704,128
188011,616181.4%
1890123,443962.7%
1900189,51853.5%
1910464,659145.2%
1920601,09029.4%
1930706,22017.5%
1940775,8159.9%
19501,120,44844.4%
19601,428,80327.5%
19701,832,89628.3%
19802,093,11214.2%
19902,559,16422.3%
20003,043,87818.9%
20103,439,80913.0%
Est. 20173,867,04612.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 estimate

As of the 2010 census, there were 3,439,809 people, 1,357,475 households, and 845,966 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA were as followed:[2][3]

In 2010 the median income for a household in the MSA was $63,088 and the median income for a family was $76,876. The per capita income was $32,401.[4]

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Map of southeast Seattle Metro towns
County 2017 Estimate 2010 Census Change Area Density
King County 2,188,649 1,931,249 +13.33% 2,115.56 sq mi (5,479.3 km2) 1,035/sq mi (399/km2)
Pierce County 876,764 795,225 +10.25% 1,669.51 sq mi (4,324.0 km2) 525/sq mi (203/km2)
Snohomish County 801,633 713,335 +12.38% 2,087.27 sq mi (5,406.0 km2) 384/sq mi (148/km2)
Total 3,867,046 3,439,809 +12.42% 5,872.34 sq mi (15,209.3 km2) 659/sq mi (254/km2)

Religion

According to the Pew Research Center's 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study, the Seattle metropolitan area's religious affiliation is as follows:[5]

  • Christian: 52%
    • Protestant Christian: 34%
    • Catholic Christian: 15%
    • Other Christian: 3%
  • Non-Christian faiths: 10%
    • Buddhist: 2%
    • Hindu: 2%
    • Judaism: 1%
    • Islam: Less than 1%
    • Other faiths: 4%
  • Unaffiliated: 37%
  • Don't Know: 1%

Cities

Seattle Ferry
Seattle
Tacoma skyline from Thea Foss Waterway
Tacoma
Aerial Bellevue Washington August 2009
Bellevue
Everett - Downtown 1
Everett
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References

  1. ^ a b Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov.
  2. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov.
  3. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov.
  4. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov.
  5. ^ "Religious Landscape Study". Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  6. ^ Blethen, Ryan (March 4, 2019). "How the first day of commercial flights from Paine Field went". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
Algona, Washington

Algona is a city in King County, Washington, United States, and the Seattle metropolitan area, surrounded by the suburbs of Auburn to the north and east, Pacific to the south, and unincorporated King County to the west. The population is 3,014 as of the 2010 census. The population was 3,075 at 2013 Estimate from Office of Financial Management.

Due to Algona's close adjacency to the city of Pacific, the two communities are sometimes referred to collectively as Algona-Pacific or Algona/Pacific.

Bonney Lake, Washington

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Brier, Washington

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Carnation, Washington

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Fircrest, Washington

Fircrest is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,497 at the 2010 census.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Fircrest ranks 60th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.

Hunts Point, Washington

Hunts Point is a town in the Eastside, a region of King County, Washington, United States, and part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The town is on a small peninsula surrounded by Lake Washington, and is near the suburbs of Medina (to the southwest), Clyde Hill (to the south), Yarrow Point (on another peninsula to the east), and Kirkland (to the northeast), as well as the city of Bellevue (to the east). As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 394.

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Lake Washington

Lake Washington is a large freshwater lake adjacent to the city of Seattle. It is the largest lake in King County and the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington, after Lake Chelan. It borders the cities of Seattle on the west, Bellevue and Kirkland on the east, Renton on the south and Kenmore on the north, and encloses Mercer Island. The lake is fed by the Sammamish River at its north end and the Cedar River at its south.

Lake Washington received its present name in 1854 after Thomas Mercer suggested it be named after George Washington, as the new Washington Territory had been named the year before. Prior names for Lake Washington have included the Duwamish name Xacuabš (Lushootseed: literally great-amount-of-water), as well as Lake Geneva, Lake Duwamish, and the Chinook jargon name, "Hyas Chuck," meaning, "Big Lake."The lake provides sport fishing opportunities. Some species found in this lake are Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Black Crappie.

Mercer Island, Washington

Mercer Island is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located on an island of the same name in the southern portion of Lake Washington. Mercer Island is in the Seattle Metropolitan Area, with Seattle located to its west and Bellevue located to its east.

Mercer Island is connected to the mainland on both sides by bridges carrying Interstate 90. The Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and the parallel Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge are floating bridges that span Lake Washington and carry, respectively, eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 and connect Mercer Island to the northern portion of Seattle's South End (more specifically, I-90 has Leschi to the north and Mount Baker to the south). I-90 traverses the northern portion of Mercer Island and is then carried from the island to Bellevue over the East Channel of Lake Washington by the East Channel Bridge. Mercer Island is located closer to Bellevue than it is to Seattle, and is therefore often considered to be part of the King County's Eastside.

The population was 25,261 in a 2017 census estimate. Mercer Island is the most populated island in a lake within the United States. The ZIP code 98040 is unique to Mercer Island. Mercer Island has the fifth highest per-capita income in the state of Washington and is one of the 100 richest ZIP codes in the USA according to the IRS figures for Adjusted Gross Income.

Milton, Washington

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Pacific, Washington

Pacific is a city in King and Pierce counties in the State of Washington. Located primarily in King County, the population was 6,606 at the 2010 census. Like its northern neighbor Algona, Pacific is sometimes mistaken for a part of Auburn.

Pierce County, Washington

Pierce County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 795,225, making it the second-most populous county in Washington behind King County, and the 63rd-most populous in the United States. The county seat and largest city is Tacoma. Formed out of Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the legislature of Oregon Territory, it was named for U.S. President Franklin Pierce. Pierce County is in the Seattle metropolitan area (formally the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA metropolitan statistical area).

Pierce County is notable for being home to Mount Rainier, the tallest mountain and a volcano in the Cascade Range. Its most recent recorded eruption was between 1820 and 1854. There is no imminent risk of eruption, but geologists expect that the volcano will erupt again. If this should happen, parts of Pierce County and the Puyallup Valley would be at risk from lahars, lava, or pyroclastic flows. The Mount Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System was established in 1998 to assist in the evacuation of the Puyallup River valley in case of eruption.

Roy, Washington

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Woodinville, Washington

Woodinville is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 10,938 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. There is also a much larger population with Woodinville mailing addresses in adjacent unincorporated areas of King (Cottage Lake) and Snohomish (Maltby) counties. Woodinville has waterfront parks on the Sammamish River, sweeping winery and brewery grounds, and densely wooded residential areas.

Yarrow Point, Washington

Yarrow Point is a town in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,001 at the 2010 census.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Yarrow Point ranks fifth of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.

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