Demographics

Nearly 65,000 people live Downtown. More than a third of Downtown residents also work Downtown. Downtown living is also convenient for people who work elsewhere; for students attending one of the region’s many colleges and universities; for retirees; and many more.

Ten percent of Seattle’s population of 638,776 lives Downtown. Downtown residential density is more than double the citywide average (triple, if low density SoDo is excluded from the Downtown total).

The concentration of residents Downtown is large, with growth outpacing the city overall. Downtown Seattle’s population has grown 8 percent since 2010, compared to 5 percent citywide for the same period. Downtown accounted for 16 percent of the city’s total population growth from 2010 to 2014.

The number of family* households Downtown has increased (8%) since 2010. Families currently comprise approximately 17 percent of Downtown households. The total number of households Downtown has increased nine percent since 2010 and is projected to increase an additional 10 percent over the next five years. About four percent of all Downtown Seattle households have children.

To read more about the demographics of those living and working in Downtown Seattle, visit our Economic Profile page

All statistics on this page are based on 2014 estimates provided by Esri.

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