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As the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Known as the Emerald City, the area’s history started with ties to the logging industry, but recent years show a hub for technology and seaport cargo. Seattle is known for its rich musical history, with many top performing acts from different genres getting their start in the city. Additionally, the area offers professional sports in baseball, football and soccer.

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Seattle Demographics & Crime Rate

Seattle serves as the largest city in the state of Washington as well as the entire Pacific Northwest region. The city’s population is currently 704,352, making it the 18th-highest in the country. With any city heavy on technology, Seattle carries a base of educated residents, as 62.1% of the city has a bachelor’s degree and 25.4% has a graduate degree. When you are ready to find the top Seattle movers to help with your move, count on the team at MoveWise. Just click on the “Request Your Free Moving Quote” tool on the right side of the page to get free quotes from as many as six of the top movers in the city sent right to your e-mail!

City Population


Total US Pop 2016: 321,418,820



National Avg 2016: 8.3%

Median Income


National Avg 2015: $53,889

Violent Crime Rate


National Avg 2016: 3.83%


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data

Seattle Real Estate Pricing & Taxes

The city’s home prices have been on an upward swing over the past few years. Currently in King County, the average home had a value of $600,000, with a cost of $700,000 inside city limits. For renters, the average monthly cost for apartments is $2,210. One-bedroom apartments have a median of $2,063 per month, with two-bedrooms going for $2,788. If you are planning to move to Seattle, click on the free moving quote request form on the right and let the city’s top movers send their best rates to you directly.

Home Price


National Avg 2015: $178,600

Apartment Rent


National Avg 2015: $928

Sales Tax "State-Local"


Ranked [#9]

State Property Tax


Ranked [#23]


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