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City Profile: Seattle, WA

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Night-Seattle-Skyline_1024x.jpg

Facts & Figures

250px-Flag_of_Seattle.svg.png City Flag100px-Seattle_seal.pngCity Seal

Census 2000

  • Population: 563,374

  • Households: 258,499

  • Median household income: $45,736

  • People in poverty: 64,068

  • Adults with college degree: 53.6%

  • Median rent: $721

The population of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) was estimated by the Census Bureau at 3,922,344 residents as of July 2007

http://www.seattle.gov/ Official site

http://www.cityofseattle.net/html/visitor/

http://www.seattle.net/

http://www.visitseattle.org/

SPORTS

Mariners MLB

Seahawks NHL

Sonics NBA

University of Washington Huskies NCAA

Storm WNBA

Seattls MLS as yet unamed team

Sounders A-League Soccer

Fortune 1000 Companies

1 Costco Wholesale 32 60,151.2 Issaquah

2 Microsoft 49 44,282.0 Redmond

3 Washington Mutual 81 26,561.0 Seattle

4 Weyerhaeuser 105 22,250.0 Federal Way

5 Paccar 141 16,454.1 Bellevue

6 Amazon.com 237 10,711.0 Seattle

7 Nordstrom 286 8,560.7 Seattle

8 Starbucks 310 7,786.9 Seattle

9 Safeco 363 6,289.9 Seattle

10 Expeditors Intl. of Washington 477 4,626.0 Seattle

11 Alaska Air Group 596 3,334.4 Seattle

12 Puget Energy 647 3,044.3 Bellevue

13 Expedia 800 2,237.6 Bellevue

14 Plum Creek Timber 973 1,627.0 Seattle

Universities and colleges

University of Washington - 40,855

Seattle University - 7,529

Seattle Pacific University - 3,842

Seattle Central Community College - 17,944

North Seattle Community College

South Seattle Community College

Cornish College of the Arts

Art Institute of Seattle

MEDIA

http://www.seattle.com/media/radio.html

has a really nice list.

PRINT

Northwest Asian Weekly

Seattle's only English-language newspaper for the region's Asian community.

Real Change

Puget Sound's newspaper for the homeless.

Seattle Gay Newsweekly

Seattle's gay news weekly.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

101 Elliott Ave. W., Seattle WA 98119; Tel. 206.448.8000

Seattle Times

1120 John St., Seattle WA 98109; Tel. 206.464.2111

The Spectator

Tel. 206.296.6470

The Stranger

1535 11th Ave. 3rd Floor, Seattle WA 98122; Tel. 206.323.7101

Washington Free Press

PMB #178, 1463 E Republican ST, Seattle WA 98112; Tel. 206.860.5290

Television

Northwest Cable News

Fox Sports Northwest

University of Washington TV

TVW (Washington's version of C-SPAN, out of Olympia)

KOMO 4 (ABC)

KING 5 (NBC)

KONG 6/16 (KING's sister station)

KIRO 7 (CBS)

KCTS 9 (PBS; Seattle-Vancouver)

KSTW 11 (CW)

KBTC 12/28 (PBS; Tacoma-Centralia)

KCPQ 13 (Fox; Tacoma, but studios are in Seattle)

KMYQ 10/22 (MyNetworkTV)

RADIO

GiantRadio.com

This Web station streams music by Pacific Northwest bands.

KBLE AM 1050

Catholic talk.

KING FM 98.1

Classical.

KIRO AM 710

Talk.

KISW FM 99.9

Rock.

KMPS FM 94.1

Country/western.

KMTT FM 103.7

Rock.

KOMO AM 1000

News.

KPLZ FM 101.5

Rock.

KPTK AM 1090

Progressive talk.

KUOW FM 94.9

Public radio.

KVI AM 570

News/talk.

KZOK FM 102.5

Rock.

KHHO AM 850

Fox Sports Radio, Tacoma Rainiers

KJR AM 950

Sports, Washington Huskies flagship station

KTTH AM 770

Talk Radio, Seattle SuperSonics flagship station

KPLU FM 88.5

National Public Radio

KEXP FM 90.3

Experience Music Project - www.kexp.org

KUBE FM 93.3

R&B/Hip Hop

KJR FM 95.7

Hits of the 60s, 70s, & 80s

KJAQ FM 96.5

Jack (hits from all genres)

KBSG FM 97.3

Oldies

KWJZ FM 98.9

Smooth Jazz

KKWF FM 100.7

Country

KFNK FM 104.9

Rock

KBKS FM 106.1

Top 40

KRWM FM 106.9

Adult Contemporary

KNDD FM 107.7

Alternative Rock

Also KIRO is the Seahawks flagship station & KOMO is the Mariners home.

I'm just trying to flesh out one of my favorite West Coast Cities, and the home of my uncle.

Thats all I have in me for now. Any moderators care to add on? have fun with it, but pin it.

Anyone have anything they want added like a list of Cultural attractions etc, please post it and I will edit it in.

The picture is from the skyneedles web site and publicly available, so its safe, but anyone have any pictures they want added here please provode sources.

Cheers!

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Washington State University is 300 miles away in Pullman.

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Washington State University is 300 miles away in Pullman.

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Replace WSU with Seattle U. in sports. WSU is practically in Idaho. Oregon State Univ. is closer to Seattle. Also, Seattle U. is returning to D1. They were once a basketball power. NCAA runner-ups in fact.

The MSA population is waaaay off. The 2007 estimate is 3,309,347 people. The CMSA population for 2007 is 3,922,344 people.

Here's the list I'd use for colleges and universities:

University of Washington - 40,855

Seattle University - 7,529

Seattle Pacific University - 3,842

Seattle Central Community College - 17,944

North Seattle Community College

South Seattle Community College

Cornish College of the Arts

Art Institute of Seattle

If you are going to add City U. & Antioch, you might as well add University of Phoenix, ITT, etc. I personally would leave them off.

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The MSA population is waaaay off. The 2007 estimate is 3,309,347 people. The CMSA population for 2007 is 3,922,344 people.

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Night-Seattle-Skyline_1024x.jpg

Facts & Figures

250px-Flag_of_Seattle.svg.png City Flag100px-Seattle_seal.pngCity Seal

Census 2000

  • Population: 563,374

  • Households: 258,499

  • Median household income: $45,736

  • People in poverty: 64,068

  • Adults with college degree: 53.6%

  • Median rent: $721

The population of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) was estimated by the Census Bureau at 3,922,344 residents as of July 2007

http://www.seattle.gov/ Official site

http://www.cityofseattle.net/html/visitor/

http://www.seattle.net/

http://www.visitseattle.org/

SPORTS

Mariners MLB

Seahawks NHL

Sonics NBA

University of Washington Huskies NCAA

Storm WNBA

Seattls MLS as yet unamed team

Sounders A-League Soccer

Fortune 1000 Companies

1 Costco Wholesale 32 60,151.2 Issaquah

2 Microsoft 49 44,282.0 Redmond

3 Washington Mutual 81 26,561.0 Seattle

4 Weyerhaeuser 105 22,250.0 Federal Way

5 Paccar 141 16,454.1 Bellevue

6 Amazon.com 237 10,711.0 Seattle

7 Nordstrom 286 8,560.7 Seattle

8 Starbucks 310 7,786.9 Seattle

9 Safeco 363 6,289.9 Seattle

10 Expeditors Intl. of Washington 477 4,626.0 Seattle

11 Alaska Air Group 596 3,334.4 Seattle

12 Puget Energy 647 3,044.3 Bellevue

13 Expedia 800 2,237.6 Bellevue

14 Plum Creek Timber 973 1,627.0 Seattle

Universities and colleges

University of Washington - 40,855

Seattle University - 7,529

Seattle Pacific University - 3,842

Seattle Central Community College - 17,944

North Seattle Community College

South Seattle Community College

Cornish College of the Arts

Art Institute of Seattle

MEDIA

http://www.seattle.com/media/radio.html

has a really nice list.

PRINT

Northwest Asian Weekly

Seattle's only English-language newspaper for the region's Asian community.

Real Change

Puget Sound's newspaper for the homeless.

Seattle Gay Newsweekly

Seattle's gay news weekly.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

101 Elliott Ave. W., Seattle WA 98119; Tel. 206.448.8000

Seattle Times

1120 John St., Seattle WA 98109; Tel. 206.464.2111

The Spectator

Tel. 206.296.6470

The Stranger

1535 11th Ave. 3rd Floor, Seattle WA 98122; Tel. 206.323.7101

Washington Free Press

PMB #178, 1463 E Republican ST, Seattle WA 98112; Tel. 206.860.5290

Television

Northwest Cable News

Fox Sports Northwest

University of Washington TV

TVW (Washington's version of C-SPAN, out of Olympia)

KOMO 4 (ABC)

KING 5 (NBC)

KONG 6/16 (KING's sister station)

KIRO 7 (CBS)

KCTS 9 (PBS; Seattle-Vancouver)

KSTW 11 (CW)

KBTC 12/28 (PBS; Tacoma-Centralia)

KCPQ 13 (Fox; Tacoma, but studios are in Seattle)

KMYQ 10/22 (MyNetworkTV)

RADIO

GiantRadio.com

This Web station streams music by Pacific Northwest bands.

KBLE AM 1050

Catholic talk.

KING FM 98.1

Classical.

KIRO AM 710

Talk.

KISW FM 99.9

Rock.

KMPS FM 94.1

Country/western.

KMTT FM 103.7

Rock.

KOMO AM 1000

News.

KPLZ FM 101.5

Rock.

KPTK AM 1090

Progressive talk.

KUOW FM 94.9

Public radio.

KVI AM 570

News/talk.

KZOK FM 102.5

Rock.

KHHO AM 850

Fox Sports Radio, Tacoma Rainiers

KJR AM 950

Sports, Washington Huskies flagship station

KTTH AM 770

Talk Radio, Seattle SuperSonics flagship station

KPLU FM 88.5

National Public Radio

KEXP FM 90.3

Experience Music Project - www.kexp.org

KUBE FM 93.3

R&B/Hip Hop

KJR FM 95.7

Hits of the 60s, 70s, & 80s

KJAQ FM 96.5

Jack (hits from all genres)

KBSG FM 97.3

Oldies

KWJZ FM 98.9

Smooth Jazz

KKWF FM 100.7

Country

KFNK FM 104.9

Rock

KBKS FM 106.1

Top 40

KRWM FM 106.9

Adult Contemporary

KNDD FM 107.7

Alternative Rock

Also KIRO is the Seahawks flagship station & KOMO is the Mariners home.

I'm just trying to flesh out one of my favorite West Coast Cities, and the home of my uncle.

Thats all I have in me for now. Any moderators care to add on? have fun with it, but pin it.

Anyone have anything they want added like a list of Cultural attractions etc, please post it and I will edit it in.

The picture is from the skyneedles web site and publicly available, so its safe, but anyone have any pictures they want added here please provode sources.

Cheers!

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The figure I used for MSA population is from the US Census MSA population estimate of 2006 for seattle but does not include Tacoma etc, so good catch.

The population of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) was estimated by the Census Bureau at 3,820,260 residents as of July 2006 so unless we get a more recent estimate that might be the best one to use.

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Hello Seattlites, I didn't see an appropriate enough topic, so I am asking you all here....

I'm coming to visit in the middle of January and cannot wait! All my friends and coworkers who visit have said I belong in Seattle. Having never been, what can I expect weather-wise? Since I will be staying downtown, what do you recommend in way of public transit to get from SeaTac Int'l?

While there, what are some highlights you recommend by foot? Also, about how far outside the city are the beautiful, pinnacle rock beaches?

Thanks!

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