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Overview

Introduction to Seattle

Seattle, Washington is a multi-faceted city located in the Pacific Northwest, an area that has grown increasingly popular over the last two decades. In addition to its reputation as the espresso cart capital of the world, Seattle also has a dining scene that features acclaimed local chefs and internationally recognized cuisine. The city is extremely multicultural and is influenced by the Pacific Rim in art and architecture. The city offers residents a pace of life that can be either relaxed or fast paced and entrepreneurial. Seattle is home to many successful startup businesses such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Eddie Bauer, Nintendo, Amazon.com, and REI. Water is everywhere, both freshwater and salt water, and the city’s maritime heritage is very noticeable.

Seattle Culture

Seattle is host to a wide variety of cultural events and fairs, including the Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Folklife, Seafair, the Bite of Seattle, Bumbershoot, Hempfest, and Independence Day celebrations. Neighborhood street fairs are common throughout the city in the summer months, with the largest of them including hundreds of craft and food booths. The performing arts take center stage in Seattle, with such institutions as the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Seattle Youth Symphony. Notable art galleries include the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The city also has a variety of regional history museums like the Museum of History and Industry, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, The Center for Wooden Boats, and the Museum of Flight.

Seattle Sports and Leisure

Safeco Field, the new home of the Mariners, opened in 1999, and the stadium hosted the 2001 All-Star Game. Seahawks Stadium opened in 2002, offering both football and soccer fans a world-class venue. KeyArena is home to the Seattle Supersonics, the Seattle Thunderbirds, and the Seattle Storm. In addition to major league sports, Seattle also has University of Washington teams, horse racing at Emerald Downs, PRCA Rodeo, and minor league baseball with the Tacoma Rainiers.

Seattle Outdoors

Access to outdoor recreation is one of the reasons Seattle is such a desirable place to live. After all, this is the place where REI and Eddie Bauer began. It is also home to some of the most famous mountain climbers in the world, such as Jim and Lou Whittaker. Within the city limits, a wide array of outdoor activities awaits, including golf, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, clamming, and hiking. Seattle has some spectacular urban parks, such as Discovery Park, Seward Park, and Woodland Park. Drive just outside the city and you'll find skiing, snowboarding, river rafting, hiking and parks like Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, North Cascades National Park, and Olympic National Park and Rainforest.

Seattle at Night

Neighborhoods like Pioneer Square, Belltown, University District, Capitol Hill, and Ballard offer the youth of Seattle a variety of fashionable bars, clubs, and coffeehouses. There are also a number of all-ages venues which do not serve alcohol. Rarely will club-goers encounter a dress code and live music cover charges tend to be reasonable. The Seattle Weekly and The Stranger provide free weekly listings of all the goings on about town. Bars such as the Alibi Room, BluWater Bistro, Linda’s Tavern, and Tini Bigs provide a wide range to choose from. There are also a number of casinos in the surrounding areas, such as the Emerald Queen and Parker’s. Live music is abundant throughout the city.

People

Total Population 653,017
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 375,511
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.9%
Median Earnings25+ $48,759
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,021
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,703

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,832
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.4%
% Using Public Transportation 20.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,185
Median House Value $452,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 11%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Seattle Almanac

Category Value
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98101, 98102, 98103, 98104, 98105, 98106, 98107, 98108, 98109, 98110, 98112, 98115, 98116, 98117, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98125, 98126, 98131, 98132, 98133, 98134, 98136, 98144, 98146, 98148, 98154, 98155, 98158, 98161, 98164, 98166, 98168, 98174, 98177, 98178, 98188, 98198, 98199
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98111, 98113, 98114, 98124, 98127, 98138, 98139, 98141, 98145, 98160, 98165, 98171, 98175, 98194
Company Zip Codes 98129, 98151, 98170, 98181, 98184, 98185, 98190, 98191, 98195
Phone Area Codes 206
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.606
Longitude -122.33

Seattle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SEATTLE URBAN SITE
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 59 F
Jul Temp 56 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station SEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Station SEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Seattle, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ballard (98107)

Beacon Hill (98144)

Bitter Lake (98133, 98177)

Broadway (98102)

Bryn Mawr (98178)

Capitol Hill (98102)

Columbia (98118)

Crown Hill (98117)

Duwamish (98188)

East Union (98122)

Forest Park (98155)

Fort Lawton (98199)

Greenwood (98103)

Interbay (98119)

International (98104)

Lake City (98125)

Madison Park (98112)

Magnolia (98199)

McMicken Heights (98188)

North City (98155)

Northgate (98125)

Poineer Square (98104)

Queen Anne (98109)

Redondo Beach (98198)

Richmond Beach (98160, 98177)

Richmond Highlands (98133)

Riverton (98188)

Shorewood (98146)

Skyway (98178)

The Highlands (98177)

Times Square (98101)

University (98105)

Wallingford (98103)

Wedgwood (98115)

West Seattle (98116)

Westwood (98136)

Westwood Village (98126)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 134,630 $109,961
Clyde Hill 3,150 $203,250
Hunts Point 508 $193,125
Medina 3,120 $209,643
Mercer Island 24,120 $162,583
Yarrow Point 1,172 $235,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Seattle Hospitals

VIRGINIA MASON MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
925 SENECA STREET
(206) 223-6600
Emergency Service: Yes

HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
325 9TH AVENUE
(206) 731-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER/PROVIDENCE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
500 17TH AVENUE
(206) 320-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
747 BROADWAY
(206) 386-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

NORTHWEST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1550 NORTH 115TH STREET
(206) 364-0500
Emergency Service: Yes

SCHICK-SHADEL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
12101 AMBAUM BLVD SW
(206) 244-8100
Emergency Service: No

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR
(Government - State)
1959 NE PACIFIC ST
(206) 598-3300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Seattle High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL
1410 NE 66 ST
206-252-4810
Serves 1,659 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
400 23 AV
206-252-2270
Serves 1,652 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL
1418 NW 65 ST
206-252-1000
Serves 1,628 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
3013 S MT BAKER BV
206-760-4600
Serves 1,562 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL
830 SW 116TH ST
206-433-2311
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,206 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

INGRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL
1819 N 135 ST
206-252-3880
Serves 1,169 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL
3000 CALIFORNIA AV SW
206-933-5330
Serves 1,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

NATHAN HALE HIGH SCHOOL
10750 30 AV NE
206-252-3680
Serves 1,079 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

SEALTH HIGH SCHOOL
2600 SW THISTLE ST
206-252-8550
Serves 974 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL
5511 15 AV S
206-252-7800
Serves 732 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

SUMMIT K-12
11051 34 AV NE
206-281-6880
Serves 679 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

RAINIER BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
8815 SEWARD PARK AV S
206-760-4700
Serves 602 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

THE CENTER SCHOOL
305 HARRISON ST
206-281-6330
Serves 306 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

NOVA HIGH SCHOOL
2410 E CHERRY ST
206-726-6730
A Non-traditional School
Serves 274 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

SECONDARY BILINGUAL ORIENTATION CENTER
411 BOSTON ST
206-378-2772
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 271 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

HOME SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER
9250 14 AV NW
206-706-4270
A Non-traditional School
Serves 211 students.

JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL
520 NE RAVENNA BV
206-252-4700
A Non-traditional School
Serves 171 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
401 NE NORTHGATE WY
206-587-2026
Serves 170 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

SOUTH LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
8825 RAINIER AV S
206-760-4680
A Non-traditional School
Serves 147 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

CAREER LINK
2445 3 AV S
206-720-3218
A Non-traditional School
Serves 145 students.

BLACK RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
7800 S 132ND ST
425-204-2100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 125 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

KING COUNTY DETENTION CENTER
1211 E ALDER MS 1-F
206-205-9422
Serves 111 students.

EDUCATION SERVICE CENTERS
401 NE NORTHGATE WY
206-366-7940
A Non-traditional School
Serves 107 students.

OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS CENTER
18010 8TH AVE S
206-433-2524
A Vocational School
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.6

HUTCH SCHOOL
527 MINOR AV N
206-288-1079
Serves 53 students.

INTERAGENCY YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM YEP
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 53 students.

MANHATTAN LEARNING CENTER
440 S 186TH ST
206-433-2318
A Non-traditional School
Serves 39 students.

INTERAGENCY FAIRVIEW ACADEMY
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 38 students.

INTERAGENCY OPPORTUNITY SKYWAY
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 37 students.

RYTHER CENTER
2400 NE 95 ST
206-252-0832
A Special Education School
Serves 35 students.

INTERAGENCY KING COUNTY JAIL
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
Serves 30 students.

INTERAGENCY ANNEX
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-252-6816
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.

TRANSITION SUCCESS
1330 N 90 ST
206-720-3218
A Special Education School
Serves 29 students.

INTERAGENCY SOUTHWEST YOUTH & FAMILY
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 25 students.

INTERAGENCY SEATTLE ROTARY EDUCATION CENTER
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-252-6816
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.

WILSON PACIFIC
1330 N 90 ST
206-252-0834
A Special Education School
Serves 24 students.

RESIDENTIAL CONSORTIUM
2142 10 AV W
206-252-0832
A Special Education School
Serves 23 students.

INTERAGENCY U DISTRICT YOUTH CENTER
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 22 students.

INTERAGENCY RYTHER CENTER
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 22 students.

INTERAGENCY EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 18 students.

INTERAGENCY CAMP
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 18 students.

INTERAGENCY KING C W T CAREER DEVELOPMENT
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-252-6816
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.

INTERAGENCY ORION CENTER
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.

INTERAGENCY YO COLUMBIA CITY
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-252-6810
A Non-traditional School
Serves 17 students.

INTERAGENCY ALDER ACADEMY (BOT)
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.

INTERAGENCY KOINANIA
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.

INTERAGENCY PEACE FOR STREETS
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-721-4370
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.

INTERAGENCY NEW HOLLY
3100 S ALASKA ST
206-252-6816
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.

NORTHWEST SCHOOL FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED CHILDREN
15303 WESTMINSTER WAY N
253-945-2084
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.

CHILDHAVEN
650 SOUTH ORCAS STREET
253-945-2084
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.

RELIFE CENTER
144 NE 54TH ST
253-945-2084
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

THE BRIDGE
2142 10 AV W
206-252-0832
A Special Education School
Serves 1 students.

EVENING SCHOOL (MARSHALL)
520 NE RAVENNA BV
206-252-4680
A Non-traditional School

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