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Seattle, Washington

Population: 577,454

Metro Area Population: 3,424,441

In 2006, Expansion Magazine ranked Seattle among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the nation for climates favorable to business expansion.

Trends of Employment

Prior to moving its headquarters to Chicago, aerospace manufacturer Boeing was the largest company based in Seattle. Its largest division is still headquartered in nearby Renton, and the company has large aircraft manufacturing plants in Everett and Renton, so it remains the largest private employer in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Cost of Living

Compared to the rest of the country, Seattle's cost of living is 31.98% higher than the U.S. average. The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Areas cost of living is 21.60% higher than the U.S. average.

Based on Sperling's BestPlaces, Seattle's income per capita is $32,520, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $48,917. The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area's income per capita is $28,935. The median household income is $57,431.


The average one-way commute in Seattle, WA, takes 27 minutes. The city's transit commuters are served by 4 different regional transit companies; Metro Transit, Pierce Transit, Community Transit and Sound Transit. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) provides air travel to the area. It is commonly called Sea-Tac.

Companies and Internships in Seattle

If you have any questions about jobs or internships in Seattle, please contact the Internship Service Missionaries. You can also look on career navigator for current openings.

LDS presence in Seattle