Community Reporting Areas (CRAs) were adopted in 2004 as a standard, consistent, citywide geography for reporting purposes across all departments, as appropriate. There are 53 CRAs derived from census tract geography.
CRAs do not represent an attempt to identify neighborhood boundaries as defined by neighborhoods themselves. The CRA system gives the City a familiar system of common place names with a geography of suitable scale to represent neighborhood areas/conditions. It is reasonably stable over time, consistent with census geography, relatively easy to use in a data context, and respectful of neighborhood district geography. The CRA boundaries were created after reviewing numerous "neighborhood" geographies, including:
- neighborhood planning areas (DON)
- neighborhood districts (DON/CNC/Neighborhood District Councils)
- city sectors/neighborhood plan implementation areas (DON)
- urban centers/urban villages (DPD)
- population sub-areas (DPD)
- the Neighborhood Map Atlas (City Clerk)
- various other geographic information sources related to neighborhood areas.
Below you will find the following maps and reports:
- Map of all community reporting areas. The common place names denoted on this map are an alternative form of general identification and reference in place of the CRA numeric ID system.
- Race/ethnicity reports for all CRAs
- Subject reports for all CRAs
- Individual CRA reports and maps
Race/Ethnicity Reports for All Community Reporting Areas
The Race/Ethnicity Report for all CRAs provides census 2000 findings for different race categories and Hispanic/Latino ethnicity (SF1). Please be aware that total population counts may not match the subject reports which are derived from a different census data set (SF3).
Subject Reports for All Community Reporting Areas
Subject reports provide Census 2000 findings for community reporting areas. Each 54-page report contains tables for all of Seattle's community reporting areas. Medians presented were estimated by the City.
- Age - Tables showing age distribution of Seattle population (by sex for all ages, ages of children by family type, and more).
- Commuting ("Journey to Work") - Tables of workers mode of transportation to work; travel time to work; timing of commute; place of work; the number of vehicles available to households; & more.
- Disabilty - Table of people's disability status by age, sex, and employment status.
- Education - Tables of adults' educational attainment by sex; school enrollment by level for the population age 3 and older; and more.
- Employment - Tables of employment status by sex; employment status of parents; armed forces status and education for population 16 to 19; employment in families; and more.
- Housing - Tables of vacancy status, tenure, persons per household, number of units in structure, year built, value, and rent.
- Income - Tables of earnings for men and women; median earnings; household and family income; median household income; and more.
- Language - Tables of language spoken at home; ability to speak English; households with limited use of English; and more.
- Poverty - Tables of poverty status by age; households and families in poverty; ratio of income to poverty; and more.
- Residency ("Migration") - Tables of place of birth (Washington, other area of U.S., & abroad); and year of entry to the U.S. for the foreign-born population.
All community reporting area subject reports
(NOTE: This document is a 530-page, 3.7MB PDF file)
Reports & Maps for Individual Community Reporting Areas
The maps of the individual community reporting areas available below show the Census 2000 geographies for which data is reported. The reports for each individual community reporting area include data on demographic characteristics--total population, age, family type, education levels, employment, housing and income.
|Central Area/Squire Park|
|Downtown Commercial Core|
|Mt. Baker/North Rainier|
|North Beach/Blue Ridge|
|North Beacon Hill/Jefferson Park|
|North Capitol Hill|
|Olympic Hills/Victory Heights|
|Pioneer Square/International District|
|South Beacon Hill/NewHolly|
|Sunset Hill/Loyal Heights|
|West Seattle Junction/Genesee Hill|
All community reporting area reports - contains all individual community reporting area reports from table above. (NOTE: This document is a 520-page, 3.7MB PDF file.)
Other Locally-Defined Areas with Census Data Currently Available