Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey
Community Highlights
For the City of Seattle

Sponsor: 
Northwest Area Foundation

Media Contact  
Karl Stauber, President
Northwest Area Foundation
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-1201
Saint Paul, MN  55101
Phone: 651-225-3866
Email address:  kstauber@mcf.org
Web address: http://www.nwaf.org

Community type:   
Urban

Population
537,150 (in 1999); 516,259 (in 1990)

1990 data and 1999 estimate, U.S. Census Bureau

Ethnicity

Ethnicity (city of Seattle)

       

White

75%

African American

10%

Asian

12%

Hispanic

3%

Source:

Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County

1990 Census data also lists the following additional racial/ethnic groups):

American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 1.4%
Other race       1.3%

Age Distribution (City of Seattle)

0-17

17%

18-64

68%

over 65

15%

Source:Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County

   

Age Distribution (King County)

15-18

6.3%

20-34

20.4%

35-44

19.1%

45-64

23.2%

65+

10.8%

   

Source: Washington State 2001 Consolidated Plan, Volume 1: Needs Assessment, May 22, 2000

Additional Information:

Northwest Area Foundation commissioned a study, Puget Sound Metropatterns, by Myron Orfield.
Northwest Area Foundation is interested in learning about communities in its eight-state region, which includes Washington State.