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Southeast District

Welcome to the Southeast District!

Southeast Seattle, also known as Rainier Valley, is a blend of long-time residents and an influx of South East Asians and East African residents and businesses. Southeast has become culturally diverse and has experienced growing pains. Sound Transit has developed a rail system along Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, a major north-south arterial. The New Holly and Rainier Vista housing developments have altered the housing stock and tax base. Columbia City has transitioned into a popular place of destination. The Southeast District is bounded by Lake Washington on the east, Martin Luther King Jr. Way South on the west, Interstate 90 on the north and Seattle city limits to the south. Throughout the district, there are a number of organizations supportive of their unique neighborhoods.

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Southeast District Demographics

*Note: The estimates in these tabulations are for combinations of census tracts roughly corresponding with Neighborhood Districts and do not reflect exact Neighborhood District boundaries.  A map showing the Census Tracts included is provided after the tables within each pdf.


Southeast District Neighborhoods

  • Othello
  • Columbia City
  • Rainier Beach
  • North Rainier
  • New Holly
  • Brighton
  • Dunlap
  • Lakewood
  • Seward Park
  • Pritchard Beach
  • Genesee
  • Hillman City
  • Mt Baker
  • Rainier Vista
  • Rainier Valley

Neighborhood Resources

Othello Station Art

Neighborhood District Coordinators
This team supports all South Region districts.

Yun Pitre
Yun Pitre
(206) 386-1924


Jenny Frankl
Jenny Frankl
(206) 233-2044


Kerry Wade
Kerry Wade
(206) 733-9091



SOUTHEAST DISTRICT COUNCIL

Current District Council Chair: Karma Norman, 419-1069

Southeast District Council Website

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