A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Seattle ...
The pronunciation of Seattle: see-AT-uhl<2>
When the people of Seattle refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Seattleite or Seattlite.<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Seattle has a population of 753,291 people<4> (see below for details).
Seattle was established in 1853.
The community of Seattle is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Seattle lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The ZIP code for Seattle: 98101<6>
Websites for Seattle ...
Official Website: www.cityofseattle.net/
Chamber of Commerce: www.seattlechamber.com/
Junior League: www.jrleagueseattle.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Seattle had an population of 753,291 people. This is an increase of 23.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.71% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Seattle had a population of 608,660 people (or 31.52% of the total population of King County). This makes Seattle the county's most populous community.
The population of Seattle represents 9.05% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 608,660 people, the population of Seattle increased 8.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 563,374 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Seattle.
Communities near Seattle ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Seattle.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Seattle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Seattle.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Seattle. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Seattle.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Seattle. Our list includes 610 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Seattle.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seattle ...
Looking for more information about Seattle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Seattle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Seattle.
Adding Seattle to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Seattle in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Seattle was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Seattle
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Seattle on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Seattle: www.cityofseattle.net/
The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022