Population & Demographics

Census 2020 Data

In 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2020 Census Redistricting Data for states and local communities. This set includes the estimates for the following topics:

  • Population totals
  • Population by race & Hispanic/Latino origin and by broad age group (under 18, 18+)
  • Housing unit counts and occupancy status
  • Group quarters population

Visit our Census 2020 page for more information, and our Population page for additional information.

Racial and Social Equity Index Update

We updated the City’s Race and Social Equity Index with the most recent available data. Visit our Race and Ethnicity page for more information.

Monitoring Program Reports

Reports from our monitoring programs, including the Urban Village Indicators Report and the Equitable Development Monitoring Program (EDMP), and growth reporting, are now accessible in one place.

The Equitable Development Monitoring Program is an ongoing source of data and analysis to inform work to reduce race-based disparities, advance equity, and combat displacement.

The EDMP also includes information on Neighborhood Change so that the indicators can be viewed alongside historical context and recent shifts in racial and ethnic demographics in and around Seattle.

Data Dashboards

  • American Community Survey (ACS) Neighborhood Profile Builder: Interactive dashboard that serves up data for Seattle neighborhoods on an array of topics including basic demographics, race and ethnicity, languages spoken, income, employment, housing, and more. Users can create a profile for an individual area like a census tract or for custom combinations of areas that the user selects. The profile builder also provides data for the city and county and lets users see how community characteristics have changed over time.
  • How We Grow: View housing and population estimates, and the Washington State Employment Security Department's Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. 
  • Housing Growth Report: View interactive charts of residential permit activity for construction and demolition permits from the City of Seattle permit tracking system for the decade through the end of the most recent quarter.
  • Comprehensive Plan Monitoring: View the indicators related to housing and employment growth. For more indicators related to housing affordability, and key aspects of livability including access to frequent transit, presence of sidewalks, and access to parks and open space, please see the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
  • Residential Permit Activity Data Explorer: Explore a map of residential permit activity for construction and demolitions for the decade through the end of the most recent quarter. Allows advanced filtering and data downloads.

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About Seattle

Planning and Community Development

Rico Quirindongo, Director
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94788, Seattle, WA, 98124-7088
Phone: (206) 386-1010

The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) develops policies and plans for an equitable and sustainable future. We partner with neighborhoods, businesses, agencies and others to bring about positive change and coordinate investments for our Seattle communities.