Location and Population of Seatle
Seattle is located in the King County, in state of Washington – the Pacific Northwest region of the US. It’s only 115 miles (184 km) south of the US – Canada border. The city isn’t situated directly on the coast of the Pacific Ocean- it is connected with it by a narrow isthmus called Puget Sound. The eastern coast of Seattle is also located close to water, as there is Lake Washington nearby.
Because of its unusual location, Seattle has many nicknames: The Emerald City, Seatown, Rain City, Jet City, Gateway to Alaska, Gateway to The Pacific or Queen City.
Washington state is on 13th position in a rank of most populous of the 50 United States. The number of Washington’s population is about 6,832,000 and approximately 60 % of those people live in the Seattle metropolitan area. That gives 3,400,000 for Seattle area and only 608,670 for Seattle city.
Seattle is one of the least diverse cities in the US when it goes about race. Nearly 70% of inhabitants are White, 14% are Asian and only 7% are Black of African. Only a tiny percentage is Latino or Hispanic.
Interesting Seattle demographics facts:
- Seattle is ranked as the 5th city with highest proportion of single-person households, the number is 41%
- King County is estimated to be a residence of over 8,000 homeless people and majority of them live in Seattle
- Seattle is ranked on a 2nd position within 50 US cities with the largest percentage of people with of homosexual orientation – about 13% of Seattle population declare having such orientation
- Seattle is city with the lowest rate of obesity in the United States