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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataWashington

Economic Statistics

Seattle, Washington,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over485,170100.0
In labor force339,95670.1
Civilian labor force
338,86669.8
Employed
321,52466.3
Unemployed
17,3423.6
Percent of civilian labor force
5.1(X)
Armed Forces
1,0900.2
Not in labor force145,21429.9
Females 16 years and over243,647100.0
In labor force159,56165.5
Civilian labor force
159,43765.4
Employed
152,24462.5
Own children under 6 years29,143100.0
All parents in family in labor force17,91861.5
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over316,493100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone178,96456.5
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled35,38711.2
Public transportation (including taxicab)55,65217.6
Walked23,2917.4
Other means8,5862.7
Worked at home14,6134.6
Mean travel time to work (minutes)24.8(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over321,524100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations155,63648.4
Service occupations44,53313.9
Sales and office occupations78,60524.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations9150.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations15,6054.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations26,2308.2
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining1,1030.3
Construction12,8924.0
Manufacturing26,7538.3
Wholesale trade10,4713.3
Retail trade35,64511.1
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities13,4924.2
Information19,1756.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing22,1716.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services51,81316.1
Educational, health and social services69,50721.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services31,7629.9
Other services (except public administration)15,5384.8
Public administration11,2023.5
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers248,06077.2
Government workers50,25415.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business22,5987.0
Unpaid family workers6120.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households258,635100.0
Less than $10,00023,1308.9
$10,000 to $14,99914,4225.6
$15,000 to $24,99929,02811.2
$25,000 to $34,99931,69812.3
$35,000 to $49,99941,04515.9
$50,000 to $74,99948,88218.9
$75,000 to $99,99929,38711.4
$100,000 to $149,99924,4139.4
$150,000 to $199,9997,6182.9
$200,000 or more9,0123.5
Median household income (dollars)45,736(X)
With earnings213,72682.6
Mean earnings (dollars)
62,602(X)
With Social Security income50,81719.6
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
11,933(X)
With Supplemental Security Income9,4283.6
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,135(X)
With public assistance income7,6383.0
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,510(X)
With retirement income34,19713.2
Mean retirement income (dollars)
18,513(X)
Families115,498100.0
Less than $10,0005,1924.5
$10,000 to $14,9993,5243.1
$15,000 to $24,9998,5947.4
$25,000 to $34,99910,5589.1
$35,000 to $49,99916,34414.2
$50,000 to $74,99925,63122.2
$75,000 to $99,99917,95215.5
$100,000 to $149,99915,79013.7
$150,000 to $199,9995,4444.7
$200,000 or more6,4695.6
Median family income (dollars)62,195(X)
Per capita income (dollars)30,306(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers40,929(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers35,134(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families7,942(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)6.9
With related children under 18 years5,735(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.1
With related children under 5 years
2,756(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.5
Families with female householder, no husband present3,930(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)19.2
With related children under 18 years3,405(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.8
With related children under 5 years
1,563(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)37.9
Individuals64,068(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.8
18 years and over51,733(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)11.3
65 years and over
6,709(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)10.2
Related children under 18 years11,585(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.8
Related children 5 to 17 years
8,253(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.0
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over38,842(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)18.3
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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