Seattle is a large city in Washington with a population of slightly more than 688,000. Young professionals can expect to feel welcome, as they make up an above-average 23% of the community. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 38, is younger than most cities in Washington. Renters slightly outnumber homeowners in Seattle by a small 54%-47% margin despite an average rent that is substantially higher than the state average of $1,208/month.
Seattle residents have an average commute of about 30 minutes. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 33% of commuters, while public transit is used by only 13% of the population. Relatively few residents (6%) walk to work, though the number easily surpasses the national average.
Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Seattle, the most common five of which are scientific, retail, healthcare, entertainment, and education. Together, these industries make up 39% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of almost $97,000, Seattle workers take home more than the average Washington resident. Seattle's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Seattle has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 15% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 27% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.