About Seattle

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Seattle's Neighborhoods

Seattle is a city of neighborhoods of diverse character and strong identities. City departments and non-City entities define neighborhoods differently based on many factors. Some districts and neighborhoods are informal with varying boundaries and names. Some neighborhoods may overlap and be referred to by different names by community members.

To clarify neighborhood boundaries for the purposes of data reporting and monitoring, we have selected four different neighborhood geographies.

Census Urban Centers and Villages Small Reference Map

 

Census Community Reporting Areas Small Reference Map

Urban Centers and Villages

Urban Centers and Villages are areas designated in Seattle's Comprehensive Plan to accommodate future population and job growth and help guide city planning policies.

 

Community Reporting Areas

Community Reporting Areas (CRAs) were established as a standard, consistent, citywide geography for the purposes of reporting U.S. Census related information. There are 53 CRAs composed from one to six census tracts.

Seattle Council Districts Map

 

PUMAs Small Reference Map

Council Districts

There are seven Seattle City Council seats elected in Council Districts 1-7 with another two positions elected "at-large"t. The other two positions will be elected "at-large" (city-wide) in positions 8 and 9.

 

PUMAs

A PUMA (public use microdata area) is a census area that comprises at least 100,000 people and is the smallest geography for which annual American Community Survey data is available. There are five PUMAs in Seattle.


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Census Data

Council Districts

Census 2010

American Community Survey 5-Year Series 2006-2010

Urban Centers and Villages

Basic Demographic Change

Census 2010

Census 2000

American Community Survey data for 2006-2010 is not available for Urban Centers and Villages.

Neighborhood Districts & Community Reporting Areas

Basic Demographic Change

Census 2010

Census 2000

American Community Survey 5-Year Series 2006-2010

Land Use Zoning and Permitting

Citywide

Council Districts 

Urban Centers and Villages

Neighborhood Districts & Community Reporting Areas

Employment

Citywide

Council Districts

Urban Centers and Villages

Neighborhood Districts & Community Reporting Areas

 

A note on geography: For U.S. Census data, the City uses different combinations of census tracts, block groups, and blocks to best approximate the various neighborhoods and sub-areas of Seattle. If a neighborhood boundary splits a block group or tract, that block group or tract is included if 50% or more of its population lives within the neighborhood boundary.

 

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