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The Seattle metropolitan area is an urban conglomeration in the
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Seattle Seattle ( ) is a port, seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the county seat, seat of King County, Washington, King County, Washington (state), Washington. With a 2020 population of 737,015, it is the largest city in bot ...

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, its surrounding
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and suburbs. It contains the three most populous counties in the state
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, Snohomish, and Pierce—and is considered part of the greater
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defines the metropolitan area as the Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, WA metropolitan statistical area. With an estimated population of 3,979,845 , it is the 15th largest
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and is home to over half of Washington's population.


Definition

As defined by the
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, the Seattle metropolitan area is made up of the following (''see Fig. STB''): *
Seattle Seattle ( ) is a port, seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the county seat, seat of King County, Washington, King County, Washington (state), Washington. With a 2020 population of 737,015, it is the largest city in bot ...

Seattle
Bellevue
Bellevue
Everett metropolitan division ** King County: Seattle and its immediate vicinity **
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: north of Seattle *
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metropolitan division ** Pierce County: south of Seattle Based on commuting patterns, the adjacent metropolitan areas of Olympia,
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, and
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, along with a few smaller satellite urban areas, are grouped together in a wider labor market region known as the ''Seattle–Tacoma''
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. The population of this wider region is 4,686,536—roughly two-thirds of Washington's population—. The Seattle CSA is the 14th largest CSA, and the 13th largest primary census statistical area in the country. The additional metropolitan and micropolitan areas included are: *
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Silverdale metropolitan area **
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: west of Seattle, separated from the city by
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; connected to Seattle by
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* Olympia metropolitan area **
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: southwest of Seattle, at the south end of
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metropolitan area ** Skagit County * Oak Harbor micropolitan area **
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: northwest of Everett, encompassing and
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s in Puget Sound * Shelton micropolitan area ** Mason County: west of Tacoma and northwest of Olympia


Census statistics

As of the 2020 census there was an estimated 4,018,598 people and 1,541,245 households united residing within the area. The racial makeup of the Seattle metropolitan area were as follows: In 2019 the estimated median income for a household in the Seattle metropolitan area was $94,027. The per capita income was $49,184.


Religion

According to the Pew Research Center's 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study, the Seattle metropolitan area's religious affiliation is as follows:


Cities

; Major *
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* Beaux Arts Village *
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* Covington *Des Moines, Washington, Des Moines *Duvall, Washington, Duvall *Enumclaw, Washington, Enumclaw *Edmonds, Washington, Edmonds *Federal Way, Washington, Federal Way *Gig Harbor, Washington, Gig Harbor *Gold Bar, Washington, Gold Bar *Granite Falls, Washington, Granite Falls *Issaquah, Washington, Issaquah *Kenmore, Washington, Kenmore *Kirkland, Washington, Kirkland *Lake Forest Park, Washington, Lake Forest Park *Lake Stevens, Washington, Lake Stevens *Lakewood, Washington, Lakewood *Lynnwood, Washington, Lynnwood *Maple Valley, Washington, Maple Valley *Marysville, Washington, Marysville *Mercer Island, Washington, Mercer Island *Mill Creek, Washington, Mill Creek *Monroe, Washington, Monroe *Mountlake Terrace, Washington, Mountlake Terrace *
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*Mukilteo, Washington, Mukilteo *Newcastle, Washington, Newcastle *Normandy Park, Washington, Normandy Park *Orting, Washington, Orting *Puyallup, Washington, Puyallup *Poulsbo, Washington, Poulsbo *Redmond, Washington, Redmond *Renton, Washington, Renton *Sammamish, Washington, Sammamish *SeaTac, Washington, SeaTac *Shoreline, Washington, Shoreline * Silverdale *Snohomish, Washington, Snohomish *Stanwood, Washington, Stanwood *Sultan, Washington, Sultan *Sumner, Washington, Sumner *Tukwila, Washington, Tukwila *Woodinville, Washington, Woodinville *Woodway, Washington, Woodway


Commerce

The Seattle metropolitan area is home to numerous large scale businesses. Retail giants such as Microsoft, Amazon (company), Amazon, REI, Nordstrom, Starbucks, and Costco were founded and continue to be headquartered in the greater Seattle area. Over the past decade, tech companies began expanding their roots into the Seattle metropolitan area and opening offices on both sides of Lake Washington (Seattle and Bellevue, primarily). These companies, traditionally known for their history in Silicon Valley and the bay area, include Facebook, Salesforce, Google, and Zynga.


Transportation


Major airports

The largest airport in the region is Seattle–Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington, SeaTac, an International airport that serves as a commercial hub for Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The other airports in the area are: * Paine Field (passenger and general) * Boeing Field (passenger and cargo) * Harvey Airfield (general) * Renton Municipal Airport (general)


Major highways

* U.S. Route 2 in Washington, U.S. Route 2 * Interstate 5 in Washington, Interstate 5 * Washington State Route 7, State Route 7 * Washington State Route 9, State Route 9 * Washington State Route 16, State Route 16 * Washington State Route 18, State Route 18 * Interstate 90 in Washington, Interstate 90 * Washington State Route 99, State Route 99 * U.S. Route 101 in Washington, U.S. Route 101 * Washington State Route 202, State Route 202 * Interstate 405 (Washington), Interstate 405 * Washington State Route 520, State Route 520 * Washington State Route 522, State Route 522 * ''Interstate 605 (Washington), Interstate 605 (proposed)'' * Interstate 705


Mass transit

* Sound Transit, trains, buses, light rail in
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area * Community Transit, buses in Snohomish County except Everett * King County Metro, buses in King County * Pierce Transit, buses in Pierce County * Everett Transit, bus service in the city of Everett * Intercity Transit, bus service in Thurston County * Mason Transit Authority, bus service in Mason County * Seattle Streetcar, streetcar service in the city of
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References

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