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Seattle metropolitan area
Metropolitan area
Map of Seattle metropolitan area
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 / 47.74; -122.32
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
 • Rank14th in the U.S.
 • Density659/sq mi (250/km2)

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.

Definition[edit]

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[edit]

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]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Seattle
Tacoma
Bellevue
Everett
Major
Other

Transportation[edit]

Major airports[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Mass transit[edit]

References[edit]

  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.