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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 12:00 a.m. Pacific

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Income

Income Distribution Income distribution around the Sound (287K PDF)
During the economic boom of the 1990s, incomes rose for the rich, the middle class and the poor throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. However, the gap between the top and the bottom also widened. [September 17, 2002]
 
Wealth and poverty in Washington
The Puget Sound region has the largest share of wealth in the state with King County alone accounting for 38 percent. [May 8, 2002]
 
Growth

Washington's tiniest towns
All 3 of Washington's tiniest towns are in the easternmost part of the state. [April 3, 2001]
 
Population gain in congressional districts (144K PDF)
The census will determine new boundaries for the state's 49 legislative districts and nine congressional districts. [March 25, 2001]
 
Growth in Seattle
The city's population rose 9 percent. While people settled in all over the city, the hottest neighborhoods were downtown in Belltown/Denny Regrade and the International District, as well as north of the Ship Canal, in Bitter Lake and Haller Lake. [March 24, 2001]
 
Spawning suburbs (756K PDF)
A ring of supersized towns orbits greater Seattle, and includes places such as Stanwood, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Sultan, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Maple Valley, Covington, Milton and Port Orchard. [March 24, 2001]
 
How we've grown
King, Snohomish, Pierce and Clark counties grew the most rapidly. A county-by-county comparison. [March 23, 2001]
 
Where the people went
King and Snohomish counties added 370,000 people, enough to fill a city the size of Miami. [March 23, 2001]
 
 
Race/ethnicity

Ballard's shrinking Nordic base
In Ballard the number of residents claiming Nordic heritage declined by 30 percent during the 1990s. [September 17, 2002]
 
African Americans leaving the neighborhood
Areas within the Central Area saw dramatic declines in the number of African Americans from 1980 to 2000. [July 22, 2001]
 
More African Americans living in South King County
In addition to the Central Area, parts of Rainier Valley also saw significant declines in the black population. [July 22, 2001]
 
Puget Sound Asian populations
The Asian population grew rapidly during the 1990s, led by Asian Indians whose numbers nearly tripled. Despite the surge in Chinese, Koreans, and Vietnamese, Filipinos are still the majority Asian group in the state. [May 29, 2001]
 
Diversity in South King County (396K PDF)
During the 90s, the number of minorities increased by more than 150 percent in south King County. At the beginning of the decade, non-Hispanic whites made up 85 percent of the population. Now, according to 2000 census figures, minorities account for 1 out of every 3 people. [April 11, 2001]
 
Minority population growth 1990-2000 (756K PDF)
In King and Snohomish counties, the number of minorities nearly doubled in the 90s, now making up a quarter of the population. The most dramatic changes occurred in south King County. [April 11, 2001]
 
Minority Population: Hispanic Washington
The largest percentage of Hispanics is in the central Washington counties of Yakima, Grant, Adams and Franklin. [March 26, 2001]
 
Minority Population: Spreading diversity 1980
Two decades ago, minority population in the Puget Sound was concentrated in central and southeast Seattle neighborhoods. [March 23, 2001]
 
Minority Population: Spreading diversity 2000
Minority population stayed relatively constant within Seattle's inner-city, but grew in South King County, South Snohomish County and certain Eastside neighborhoods. [March 23, 2001]
 
 
Households/families

Same-sex partners
Capitol Hill has the highest concentration of same-sex couples. This map of census tracts shows same-sex households as a percent of all couples living together. [July 11, 2001]
 
Where the children live (760K PDF)
Out of the top 50 largest U.S. cities, Seattle has the second smallest percentage of people under 18 years old. The lack of children is confined to the city limits; outlying cities have many more children. [April 11, 2001]

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