Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$63,610$32,999$29,829
Median household income$97,185$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$139,872$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$70,164$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$64,288$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$48,350$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.2%12.7%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Seattle is 113% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Seattle is 76% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Seattle is 35% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Seattle is 33% lower than the national average

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      $64,783 $97,185 $194,370
      $41,894 $62,848 $125,696
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Seattle median earnings by income bracket

      Seattle employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.1%5.1%
      Manufacturing sector8.5%8.5%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%3.2%
      Wholesale & retail services15.6%15.6%
      Public administration2.6%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%4.8%
      Education, health & social services13.1%13.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Clyde Hill, WA3,360$250,001351.9%
      Hunts Point, WA347$250,001351.9%
      Yarrow Point, WA1,353$250,001351.9%
      Beaux Arts Village, WA396$241,875337.2%
      Woodway, WA1,077$196,442255.1%
      Seattle, WA741,251$97,18575.7%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Brampton, ON735,754n/a 
      Mississauga, ON764,342n/a 
      Denver, CO715,878$72,66131.3%
      Winnipeg, MB775,440n/a 
      Washington, DC701,974$90,84264.2%
      Seattle, WA741,251$97,18575.7%
      Source: The Seattle, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).