In Seattle you can meet artisan makers, shop indie boutiques and designer fashions, admire priceless works of art, sing your heart out at a karaoke club, explore like a local in the city’s diverse neighborhoods, and enjoy nature—all without ever having to leave the Emerald City.
Seattle's population is 4.0M, with a total workforce of 2.0M. The labor market grew by 108,000 jobs over the past year, up by 5.5%. The median household income in Seattle is $92,851, 7.0% lower than last year and 37.5% above the national average of $67,521.
In the housing market, total permits issued totaled 26,432 over the last twelve months, up 6.7% year-over-year. Seattle has 229 active new home projects on the market, 40.5% fewer than the 385 from last year. The average list price in the market is $953,453, 20.4% higher than last year and 111.6% above the national average. Over the last three months, new home contracts decreased by 36.8% to 1,422. Seattle and Bonney Lake had the highest concentration of the new home contracts in the Seattle market.