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Form of Government: Council - Manager
Incorporation date: August 31, 1995
Total Population: 53,007
Source: 2010 US Census
Ethnic Composition:

White – 72%
Asian –15%
Black or African American – 5%
American Indian or Alaskan Native – 0.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander – 0.3%
Other – 2%
Two or more races - 5%

Hispanic or Latino origin – 7%*
*"Hispanic or Latino" refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Source: 2010 US Census and City GIS data

Housing:

Housing units – 21,561
Owner occupied units – 65%
Renter occupied units – 35%

Source: 2010 US Census

Median Age:

42.1 years

Source: 2010 US Census

Geography:

Area – 11.7 Square Miles (31.86 sq. km)
Park Land & Open Space – 413.2 acres
Miles of City Streets - 191 (includes 36 mi. arterials, 4 mi. state roads, 3 mi. interstate and 148 mi. residential streets, all measured on the centerline)
Puget Sound Shoreline – 3.4 Miles (5.47 km)

Source: 2010 US Census

Weather:

Average Temperature:
January – High 45.6 F, Low 33.1 F
July – High 76.1 F, Low 51.9 F

Precipitation:
January Rainfall – 5 inches
July Rainfall – 0.78 inches
Avg. Annual Rainfall – 38.6 inches
Avg. Annual Snowfall – 4.3 inches

Source: US National Climatic Data Center Query for Seattle