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Population


Seattle Greater Seattle Area* Cascadia Region**
1970 530,831 1,939,000 7,738,635
1980 493,846 2,240,000 9,508,809
1990 516,259 2,748,867 11,000,384
2000 563,374 3,275,847 13,379,320
2010
(estimate)
612,000 3,707,400 15,069,765
Sources: WA State OFM; BC Stats; & U.S. Census Quick Facts.
*King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties.
**Washington, Oregon and British Columbia

Population by Race in 2010

Race/Ethnic Group Seattle King County Washington State
TOTAL population 563,374 1,884,200 6,587,600
White 394,889 1,428,353 5,566,607
(70.1%) (75.8%) (84.5%)
Black or African American   47,541 114,619 237,917
(8.4%) (6.1%) (3.6%)
American Indian & Alaska Native   5,659 17,987 109,792
(1.0%) (1.0%) (1.7%)
Asian & Pacific Islander 76,714 257,932 470,361
(13.6%) (13.7%) (7.1%)
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander 2,804 - -
Chinese 19,415 - -
Filipino 15,867 - -
Japanese 8,979 - -
Korean 4,863 - -
Vietnamese 11,943 - -
Other Asian 12,843 - -
Pop Hispanic/Latino ethnicity (any race) 29,719 127,933 613,929
(5.3%) (6.8%) (9.3%)
Two or More Races
25,148 65,309 202,922
(4.5%) (3.5%) (3.1%)
Other race   13,423 - -
(2.5%)    
Source: U.S. Census 2000; Washington State OFM 2008 Population Estimates
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