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SELECTED HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS


2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

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Subject

United States
Estimate

HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Total housing units
Occupied housing units
Vacant housing units

Margin of Error

Percent Margin of
Error

Percent

Seattle city,
Washington
Estimate

134,793,665
118,208,250
16,585,415

+/-2,413
+/-155,130
+/-155,403

134,793,665
87.7%
12.3%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

328,358
311,038
17,320

1.8
5.9

+/-0.1
+/-0.1

(X)
(X)

(X)
(X)

1.0
2.7

UNITS IN STRUCTURE
Total housing units
1-unit, detached
1-unit, attached
2 units
3 or 4 units
5 to 9 units
10 to 19 units
20 or more units
Mobile home
Boat, RV, van, etc.

134,793,665
82,749,491
7,814,393
5,018,066
6,028,275
6,523,884
6,174,080
11,915,246
8,452,221
118,009

+/-2,413
+/-125,869
+/-38,081
+/-39,776
+/-44,116
+/-46,266
+/-50,752
+/-45,073
+/-55,162
+/-5,843

134,793,665
61.4%
5.8%
3.7%
4.5%
4.8%
4.6%
8.8%
6.3%
0.1%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

328,358
140,692
16,306
7,678
13,474
16,744
26,806
105,194
1,297
167

YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT


Total housing units
Built 2014 or later
Built 2010 to 2013
Built 2000 to 2009
Built 1990 to 1999
Built 1980 to 1989
Built 1970 to 1979
Built 1960 to 1969
Built 1950 to 1959
Built 1940 to 1949
Built 1939 or earlier

134,793,665
644,434
3,349,216
19,541,438
18,890,642
18,363,586
20,924,027
14,547,538
14,182,503
6,865,918
17,484,363

+/-2,413
+/-14,409
+/-39,939
+/-55,013
+/-65,144
+/-61,726
+/-64,282
+/-64,019
+/-50,415
+/-38,555
+/-55,606

134,793,665
0.5%
2.5%
14.5%
14.0%
13.6%
15.5%
10.8%
10.5%
5.1%
13.0%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

328,358
3,622
15,036
47,607
28,426
27,527
28,066
28,086
35,959
27,820
86,209

Homeowner vacancy rate


Rental vacancy rate

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Subject

United States
Estimate

Margin of Error

Percent Margin of
Error

Percent

Seattle city,
Washington
Estimate

ROOMS
Total housing units
1 room
2 rooms
3 rooms
4 rooms
5 rooms
6 rooms
7 rooms
8 rooms
9 rooms or more
Median rooms

134,793,665
3,152,075
3,401,309
12,125,232
22,347,202
27,004,041
24,093,831
16,261,112
11,510,632
14,898,231
5.5

+/-2,413
+/-33,495
+/-31,381
+/-65,481
+/-86,563
+/-82,376
+/-77,121
+/-62,473
+/-60,277
+/-76,085
+/-0.1

134,793,665
2.3%
2.5%
9.0%
16.6%
20.0%
17.9%
12.1%
8.5%
11.1%
(X)

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
(X)

328,358
31,086
35,046
53,404
54,081
37,663
32,123
25,686
24,257
35,012
4.3

BEDROOMS
Total housing units
No bedroom
1 bedroom
2 bedrooms
3 bedrooms
4 bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms

134,793,665
3,460,597
14,618,400
35,612,199
53,210,239
22,156,363
5,735,867

+/-2,413
+/-33,962
+/-52,959
+/-77,122
+/-87,194
+/-69,160
+/-33,253

134,793,665
2.6%
10.8%
26.4%
39.5%
16.4%
4.3%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

328,358
36,195
78,783
89,442
72,526
38,186
13,226

HOUSING TENURE
Occupied housing units
Owner-occupied
Renter-occupied

118,208,250
74,506,512
43,701,738

+/-155,130
+/-228,238
+/-113,291

118,208,250
63.0%
37.0%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

311,038
144,959
166,079

2.71
2.54

+/-0.01
+/-0.01

(X)
(X)

(X)
(X)

2.39
1.90

YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT


Occupied housing units
Moved in 2015 or later
Moved in 2010 to 2014
Moved in 2000 to 2009
Moved in 1990 to 1999
Moved in 1980 to 1989
Moved in 1979 and earlier

118,208,250
8,771,565
42,303,115
33,302,241
16,572,249
8,085,650
9,173,430

+/-155,130
+/-52,508
+/-87,503
+/-101,898
+/-67,054
+/-46,298
+/-43,591

118,208,250
7.4%
35.8%
28.2%
14.0%
6.8%
7.8%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

311,038
35,534
140,025
73,783
32,086
15,336
14,274

VEHICLES AVAILABLE
Occupied housing units
No vehicles available
1 vehicle available
2 vehicles available
3 or more vehicles available

118,208,250
10,568,856
39,637,210
43,994,446
24,007,738

+/-155,130
+/-47,750
+/-85,901
+/-106,535
+/-74,392

118,208,250
8.9%
33.5%
37.2%
20.3%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

311,038
51,652
131,802
94,235
33,349

HOUSE HEATING FUEL


Occupied housing units
Utility gas
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Electricity
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Coal or coke
Wood
Solar energy
Other fuel
No fuel used

118,208,250
56,982,568
5,576,248
45,102,529
5,992,067
126,696
2,360,814
106,737
576,145
1,384,446

+/-155,130
+/-100,752
+/-44,277
+/-78,036
+/-35,359
+/-4,231
+/-23,871
+/-4,759
+/-10,726
+/-16,349

118,208,250
48.2%
4.7%
38.2%
5.1%
0.1%
2.0%
0.1%
0.5%
1.2%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

311,038
118,419
3,043
163,560
16,771
0
1,545
196
3,432
4,072

Average household size of owner-occupied unit


Average household size of renter-occupied unit

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Subject

United States
Estimate

Margin of Error

Percent

Percent Margin of
Error

Seattle city,
Washington
Estimate

SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Occupied housing units
Lacking complete plumbing facilities
Lacking complete kitchen facilities
No telephone service available

118,208,250
505,093
971,624
2,947,699

+/-155,130
+/-12,102
+/-15,215
+/-29,236

118,208,250
0.4%
0.8%
2.5%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

311,038
3,822
4,876
8,645

OCCUPANTS PER ROOM


Occupied housing units
1.00 or less
1.01 to 1.50
1.51 or more

118,208,250
114,152,813
2,779,382
1,276,055

+/-155,130
+/-166,162
+/-26,294
+/-14,943

118,208,250
96.6%
2.4%
1.1%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

311,038
301,446
3,911
5,681

VALUE
Owner-occupied units
Less than $50,000
$50,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $149,999
$150,000 to $199,999
$200,000 to $299,999
$300,000 to $499,999
$500,000 to $999,999
$1,000,000 or more
Median (dollars)

74,506,512
5,599,055
10,432,762
11,186,841
11,027,247
14,035,465
12,923,900
7,255,822
2,045,420
194,500

+/-228,238
+/-39,074
+/-61,504
+/-58,630
+/-59,151
+/-59,563
+/-53,058
+/-34,486
+/-16,786
+/-290

74,506,512
7.5%
14.0%
15.0%
14.8%
18.8%
17.3%
9.7%
2.7%
(X)

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
(X)

144,959
1,564
595
1,193
3,576
14,136
45,736
64,773
13,386
530,900

MORTGAGE STATUS
Owner-occupied units
Housing units with a mortgage
Housing units without a mortgage

74,506,512
47,140,736
27,365,776

+/-228,238
+/-141,732
+/-116,493

74,506,512
63.3%
36.7%

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

144,959
106,587
38,372

SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS (SMOC)


Housing units with a mortgage
Less than $500
$500 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 to $2,499
$2,500 to $2,999
$3,000 or more
Median (dollars)

47,140,736
729,734
9,674,042
13,783,849
9,552,208
5,540,253
3,206,003
4,654,647
1,477

+/-141,732
+/-12,921
+/-56,820
+/-60,745
+/-46,110
+/-33,747
+/-30,322
+/-29,743
+/-3

47,140,736
1.5%
20.5%
29.2%
20.3%
11.8%
6.8%
9.9%
(X)

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
(X)

106,587
380
3,812
11,554
22,079
24,756
19,035
24,971
2,312

27,365,776
3,648,290
6,997,899
7,907,619
4,166,295
2,055,085
2,590,588
468

+/-116,493
+/-31,258
+/-49,215
+/-50,607
+/-32,001
+/-19,729
+/-25,063
+/-2

27,365,776
13.3%
25.6%
28.9%
15.2%
7.5%
9.5%
(X)

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
(X)

38,372
1,277
2,541
9,233
10,329
6,512
8,480
715

46,893,431

+/-141,541

46,893,431

(X)

106,248

20,443,590
7,479,256
5,106,561
3,410,830
10,453,194

+/-87,770
+/-47,561
+/-35,062
+/-28,336
+/-46,096

43.6%
15.9%
10.9%
7.3%
22.3%

+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

47,895
17,239
11,756
8,331
21,027

Housing units without a mortgage


Less than $250
$250 to $399
$400 to $599
$600 to $799
$800 to $999
$1,000 or more
Median (dollars)
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A
PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME (SMOCAPI)
Housing units with a mortgage (excluding units where
SMOCAPI cannot be computed)
Less than 20.0 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more

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Subject

United States
Estimate

Not computed
Housing unit without a mortgage (excluding units
where SMOCAPI cannot be computed)
Less than 10.0 percent
10.0 to 14.9 percent
15.0 to 19.9 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more
Not computed
GROSS RENT
Occupied units paying rent
Less than $500
$500 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 to $2,499
$2,500 to $2,999
$3,000 or more
Median (dollars)
No rent paid
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD
INCOME (GRAPI)
Occupied units paying rent (excluding units where
GRAPI cannot be computed)
Less than 15.0 percent
15.0 to 19.9 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more
Not computed

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Margin of Error

Percent

Percent Margin of
Error
(X)
(X)

Seattle city,
Washington
Estimate

247,305

+/-8,432

339

26,979,185

+/-114,386

26,979,185

(X)

37,754

11,681,217
5,292,952
3,085,092
1,911,478
1,217,009
841,149
2,950,288

+/-64,378
+/-37,158
+/-28,470
+/-19,128
+/-14,928
+/-14,374
+/-23,885

43.3%
19.6%
11.4%
7.1%
4.5%
3.1%
10.9%

+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

16,659
7,484
3,604
2,514
1,067
1,616
4,810

386,591

+/-8,829

(X)

(X)

618

41,410,172
4,558,468
17,688,967
11,569,201
4,569,024
1,692,357
695,922
636,233
959

+/-113,441
+/-29,956
+/-69,585
+/-63,819
+/-36,134
+/-19,974
+/-13,296
+/-11,643
+/-2

41,410,172
11.0%
42.7%
27.9%
11.0%
4.1%
1.7%
1.5%
(X)

(X)
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
(X)

162,791
12,006
30,447
53,790
40,672
13,611
7,502
4,763
1,356

2,291,566

+/-23,562

(X)

(X)

3,288

40,414,066

+/-113,203

40,414,066

(X)

160,860

5,098,574
5,061,238
5,174,906
4,635,718
3,708,164
16,735,466

+/-41,626
+/-40,108
+/-38,970
+/-34,250
+/-28,668
+/-67,765

12.6%
12.5%
12.8%
11.5%
9.2%
41.4%

+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1
+/-0.1

21,450
22,839
23,789
22,041
16,849
53,892

3,287,672

+/-27,342

(X)

(X)

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Subject

HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Total housing units
Occupied housing units
Vacant housing units

Seattle city, Washington


Percent Margin of
Margin of Error
Percent
Error
+/-4,929
+/-5,065
+/-2,518

328,358
94.7%
5.3%

(X)
+/-0.8
+/-0.8

+/-0.6
+/-0.9

(X)
(X)

(X)
(X)

UNITS IN STRUCTURE
Total housing units
1-unit, detached
1-unit, attached
2 units
3 or 4 units
5 to 9 units
10 to 19 units
20 or more units
Mobile home
Boat, RV, van, etc.

+/-4,929
+/-4,269
+/-1,835
+/-1,506
+/-2,082
+/-2,159
+/-2,900
+/-3,855
+/-614
+/-166

328,358
42.8%
5.0%
2.3%
4.1%
5.1%
8.2%
32.0%
0.4%
0.1%

(X)
+/-1.2
+/-0.6
+/-0.5
+/-0.6
+/-0.7
+/-0.9
+/-1.1
+/-0.2
+/-0.1

YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT


Total housing units
Built 2014 or later
Built 2010 to 2013
Built 2000 to 2009
Built 1990 to 1999
Built 1980 to 1989
Built 1970 to 1979
Built 1960 to 1969
Built 1950 to 1959
Built 1940 to 1949
Built 1939 or earlier

+/-4,929
+/-1,301
+/-2,060
+/-3,157
+/-2,725
+/-2,808
+/-2,761
+/-2,687
+/-3,088
+/-2,809
+/-4,111

328,358
1.1%
4.6%
14.5%
8.7%
8.4%
8.5%
8.6%
11.0%
8.5%
26.3%

(X)
+/-0.4
+/-0.6
+/-1.0
+/-0.8
+/-0.9
+/-0.8
+/-0.8
+/-0.9
+/-0.8
+/-1.2

ROOMS
Total housing units
1 room
2 rooms
3 rooms
4 rooms
5 rooms
6 rooms
7 rooms
8 rooms
9 rooms or more
Median rooms

+/-4,929
+/-3,227
+/-3,873
+/-3,848
+/-3,369
+/-2,737
+/-2,433
+/-2,511
+/-2,117
+/-2,093
+/-0.1

328,358
9.5%
10.7%
16.3%
16.5%
11.5%
9.8%
7.8%
7.4%
10.7%
(X)

(X)
+/-1.0
+/-1.1
+/-1.2
+/-0.9
+/-0.8
+/-0.7
+/-0.8
+/-0.6
+/-0.6
(X)

BEDROOMS
Total housing units
No bedroom
1 bedroom
2 bedrooms
3 bedrooms
4 bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms

+/-4,929
+/-3,376
+/-5,239
+/-4,309
+/-3,332
+/-2,517
+/-1,584

328,358
11.0%
24.0%
27.2%
22.1%
11.6%
4.0%

(X)
+/-1.0
+/-1.5
+/-1.3
+/-1.0
+/-0.8
+/-0.5

HOUSING TENURE
Occupied housing units
Owner-occupied
Renter-occupied

+/-5,065
+/-4,936
+/-5,018

311,038
46.6%
53.4%

(X)
+/-1.4
+/-1.4

Homeowner vacancy rate


Rental vacancy rate

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Subject

Average household size of owner-occupied unit


Average household size of renter-occupied unit

Seattle city, Washington


Percent Margin of
Margin of Error
Percent
Error
+/-0.06
+/-0.06

(X)
(X)

(X)
(X)

YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT


Occupied housing units
Moved in 2015 or later
Moved in 2010 to 2014
Moved in 2000 to 2009
Moved in 1990 to 1999
Moved in 1980 to 1989
Moved in 1979 and earlier

+/-5,065
+/-3,354
+/-6,051
+/-4,626
+/-2,660
+/-1,718
+/-1,662

311,038
11.4%
45.0%
23.7%
10.3%
4.9%
4.6%

(X)
+/-1.1
+/-1.9
+/-1.4
+/-0.9
+/-0.5
+/-0.5

VEHICLES AVAILABLE
Occupied housing units
No vehicles available
1 vehicle available
2 vehicles available
3 or more vehicles available

+/-5,065
+/-3,469
+/-5,587
+/-4,223
+/-2,773

311,038
16.6%
42.4%
30.3%
10.7%

(X)
+/-1.1
+/-1.6
+/-1.3
+/-0.9

HOUSE HEATING FUEL


Occupied housing units
Utility gas
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Electricity
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Coal or coke
Wood
Solar energy
Other fuel
No fuel used

+/-5,065
+/-4,819
+/-683
+/-4,973
+/-1,861
+/-195
+/-769
+/-193
+/-1,042
+/-1,066

311,038
38.1%
1.0%
52.6%
5.4%
0.0%
0.5%
0.1%
1.1%
1.3%

(X)
+/-1.4
+/-0.2
+/-1.4
+/-0.6
+/-0.1
+/-0.2
+/-0.1
+/-0.3
+/-0.3

SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Occupied housing units
Lacking complete plumbing facilities
Lacking complete kitchen facilities
No telephone service available

+/-5,065
+/-1,847
+/-1,459
+/-1,496

311,038
1.2%
1.6%
2.8%

(X)
+/-0.6
+/-0.5
+/-0.5

OCCUPANTS PER ROOM


Occupied housing units
1.00 or less
1.01 to 1.50
1.51 or more

+/-5,065
+/-5,512
+/-1,188
+/-1,941

311,038
96.9%
1.3%
1.8%

(X)
+/-0.7
+/-0.4
+/-0.6

+/-4,936
+/-632
+/-344
+/-558
+/-923
+/-2,018
+/-2,817
+/-3,368
+/-1,690
+/-12,616

144,959
1.1%
0.4%
0.8%
2.5%
9.8%
31.6%
44.7%
9.2%
(X)

(X)
+/-0.4
+/-0.2
+/-0.4
+/-0.6
+/-1.3
+/-1.8
+/-1.8
+/-1.1
(X)

+/-4,936
+/-4,656

144,959
73.5%

(X)
+/-1.6

VALUE
Owner-occupied units
Less than $50,000
$50,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $149,999
$150,000 to $199,999
$200,000 to $299,999
$300,000 to $499,999
$500,000 to $999,999
$1,000,000 or more
Median (dollars)
MORTGAGE STATUS
Owner-occupied units
Housing units with a mortgage
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SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS (SMOC)
Housing units with a mortgage
Less than $500
$500 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 to $2,499
$2,500 to $2,999
$3,000 or more
Median (dollars)
Housing units without a mortgage
Less than $250
$250 to $399
$400 to $599
$600 to $799
$800 to $999
$1,000 or more
Median (dollars)
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A
PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME (SMOCAPI)
Housing units with a mortgage (excluding units where
SMOCAPI cannot be computed)
Less than 20.0 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more
Not computed
Housing unit without a mortgage (excluding units
where SMOCAPI cannot be computed)
Less than 10.0 percent
10.0 to 14.9 percent
15.0 to 19.9 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more
Not computed
GROSS RENT
Occupied units paying rent
Less than $500
$500 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 to $2,499
$2,500 to $2,999
$3,000 or more
Median (dollars)
No rent paid

Seattle city, Washington


Percent Margin of
Margin of Error
Percent
Error
+/-2,524
26.5%
+/-1.6

+/-4,656
+/-295
+/-928
+/-1,533
+/-2,482
+/-2,469
+/-1,802
+/-2,248
+/-41

106,587
0.4%
3.6%
10.8%
20.7%
23.2%
17.9%
23.4%
(X)

(X)
+/-0.3
+/-0.8
+/-1.4
+/-2.0
+/-2.2
+/-1.6
+/-2.0
(X)

+/-2,524
+/-527
+/-740
+/-1,414
+/-1,296
+/-1,311
+/-1,177
+/-30

38,372
3.3%
6.6%
24.1%
26.9%
17.0%
22.1%
(X)

(X)
+/-1.3
+/-1.9
+/-3.3
+/-3.0
+/-3.1
+/-3.0
(X)

+/-4,669

106,248

(X)

+/-3,284
+/-2,118
+/-1,532
+/-1,519
+/-2,366

45.1%
16.2%
11.1%
7.8%
19.8%

+/-2.4
+/-1.8
+/-1.4
+/-1.3
+/-2.1

+/-262

(X)

(X)

+/-2,472

37,754

(X)

+/-1,449
+/-1,239
+/-797
+/-826
+/-508
+/-705
+/-988

44.1%
19.8%
9.5%
6.7%
2.8%
4.3%
12.7%

+/-2.7
+/-2.9
+/-2.0
+/-2.2
+/-1.3
+/-1.9
+/-2.4

+/-341

(X)

(X)

+/-4,960
+/-1,967
+/-3,072
+/-4,795
+/-3,138
+/-1,890
+/-1,260
+/-1,207
+/-31

162,791
7.4%
18.7%
33.0%
25.0%
8.4%
4.6%
2.9%
(X)

(X)
+/-1.2
+/-1.9
+/-2.4
+/-1.8
+/-1.2
+/-0.8
+/-0.8
(X)

+/-936

(X)

(X)

GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD


INCOME (GRAPI)
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GRAPI cannot be computed)
Less than 15.0 percent
15.0 to 19.9 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more
Not computed

Seattle city, Washington


Percent Margin of
Margin of Error
Percent
Error
+/-4,913
160,860
(X)
+/-2,552
+/-2,521
+/-2,772
+/-2,203
+/-2,081
+/-3,653

13.3%
14.2%
14.8%
13.7%
10.5%
33.5%

+/-1.4
+/-1.5
+/-1.7
+/-1.3
+/-1.2
+/-2.2

+/-950

(X)

(X)

Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is
represented through the use of a margin of error. The value shown here is the 90 percent margin of error. The margin of error can be interpreted
roughly as providing a 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate minus the margin of error and the estimate plus the margin of
error (the lower and upper confidence bounds) contains the true value. In addition to sampling variability, the ACS estimates are subject to
nonsampling error (for a discussion of nonsampling variability, see Accuracy of the Data). The effect of nonsampling error is not represented in these
tables.

Households not paying cash rent are excluded from the calculation of median gross rent.
While the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data generally reflect the February 2013 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) definitions of
metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas; in certain instances the names, codes, and boundaries of the principal cities shown in ACS tables may
differ from the OMB definitions due to differences in the effective dates of the geographic entities.
Estimates of urban and rural population, housing units, and characteristics reflect boundaries of urban areas defined based on Census 2010 data. As
a result, data for urban and rural areas from the ACS do not necessarily reflect the results of ongoing urbanization.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
Explanation of Symbols:
1. An '**' entry in the margin of error column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to
compute a standard error and thus the margin of error. A statistical test is not appropriate.
2. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an
estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an
open-ended distribution.
3. An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
4. An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
5. An '***' entry in the margin of error column indicates that the median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A
statistical test is not appropriate.
6. An '*****' entry in the margin of error column indicates that the estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
7. An 'N' entry in the estimate and margin of error columns indicates that data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of
sample cases is too small.
8. An '(X)' means that the estimate is not applicable or not available.

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