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  King County is the wealthiest county in Washington. Seattle is the largest city located within this county.
  The population of King county is estimated at 2,155,962 where 1,371,265 speak English exclusively and 39,344 speak primarily in another language. In 2017 there were 25,950 births and 13,433 deaths in King county. King county has 365,701 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 101,017 that are owned free and clear and 322,514 that are renter occupied.


  The gracious residents of King County filed 1,091,020 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 31.3% of all Washington filings and 0.732% of the entire nation. King had an astronomical combined total federal tax liability of $24,481,713,000 on earned income of $124,937,205,000. Other notable statistics from King County were 38,490 unemployment claims which collected a total of $237,986,000 and 317,410 charitable contributions valued at $2,669,047,000. 350,860 filings from King County paid a combined total of $2,246,844,000 in property taxes and 307,410 filings paid $3,670,552,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 King county had 1,459 religious congregations with an estimated 726,669 members.

50.3% of the King population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 7.3% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 41% of King County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 11,577 votes.

At $89,519 the median income is 126.2% of the Washington average. An estimated 45,500 people claimed to be unemployed last year in King, the equivalant of around 3.7% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 3.9%.


Top 15 Industries in King County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
135,353Health care and social assistance
100,498Information
97,959Retail trade
97,576Professional, scientific, and technical services
93,388Accommodation and food services
79,631Manufacturing
79,014Food services and drinking places
68,655Restaurants and other eating places
66,913Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
64,769Administrative and support services
56,006Publishing industries (except internet)
52,879Software publishers
49,277Ambulatory health care services
49,268Wholesale trade
44,768Transportation and warehousing


In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.08% in King County (averaging across 24 zip codes a sample of which are; 98031, 98059, 98155, 98022 and 98126).

In 2018 19.16% of listings in King County (averaging across 67 zip codes a sample of which are; 98070, 98121, 98059, 98019 and 98002) dropped their price.


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