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Rainy Seattle, renowned for its music, coffee, technology-based economy and much more, is the largest city in Washington and the major urban center for the Pacific Northwest. Located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Seattle is culturally diverse, eco-friendly and home to many motivated young professionals. It’s considered one of the nation’s most literate cities and has the highest population of college graduates in the entire U.S. Economic drivers here include major companies like and Microsoft, as well as bio-medical and communications companies. An active and healthy population enjoys running, cycling, hiking and water sports, especially in the summer months.

Seattle, WA Demographics

  • Total Population688,245
  • Female 345,628
    Male 342,617
  • Median Age35.7

Average Rent in Seattle, WA

  • Seattle, WA Average Rental Price, May 2019$1,965/mo

Seattle, WA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0003%
  • $1,001-$1,50023%
  • $1,501-$2,00037%
  • > $2,00036%

Seattle, WA Rent Trends

Average Rent Jan / 2016 May / 2016 Sept / 2016 Jan / 2017 May / 2017 Sept / 2017 Jan / 2018 May / 2018 May / 2019
Seattle, WA $1,695 $1,758 $1,793 $1,804 $1,906 $1,900 $1,899 $1,906 $1,965
National $1,290 $1,319 $1,334 $1,329 $1,354 $1,366 $1,366 $1,381 $1,396

Average rent is projected to grow by 5% in 2018 compared to 2017.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 9810198102981039810498105981069810798108981099811298115981169811798118981199812198122981259812698133981349813698144981469814898154981559815898164981669816898174981779817898188981959819898199

Check out the average rent prices in Seattle by neighborhood.

Seattle, WA Households

  • Total Number of Households314,850
  • Family 142,796
    Non-family 172,054
  • Children 63,110
    No Children 251,740
  • Average People Per Household2.11
  • Median Household Income$79,565
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,566

Seattle, WA Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School14%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree35%
  • Graduate Degree23%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Seattle, WA? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Seattle, WA has never been easier. We feature 223 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Seattle, WA average. What is a cheap rent in Seattle, WA? The average apartment rent in Seattle is $1,965 per month so any rental south of $1,572 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Seattle, WA rents go as low as $910/mo.

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