The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) estimates that the regional population topped 3.5 million in 2007. Growth is predicted to continue and by 2040, PSRC anticipates a regional population of around 5 million.
Newcomers bring greater diversity to the area. In King County, for example, Census Bureau estimates released in August 2007 show that the Hispanic population increased nearly 38 percent while the Asian population went up more than 25 percent.

Residents are highly educated; in fact, Seattle consistently ranks at the top in national polls for college degrees per capita. PSRC calculates that more than 35 percent of the region’s population has at least a bachelor’s degree, and one-third of those also have graduate or professional degree.

From snow-capped mountain peaks to the glistening waters of the Puget Sound, the Seattle area is renowned for its natural beauty.

Seattle is the largest city in the four-county metropolitan area known as the Puget Sound region. The region’s other major metropolitan cities are Bellevue to the east; Tacoma to the south; Everett to the north; and Bremerton to the west. They are surrounded by a number of growing cities that include Redmond, Kent, Renton, Bothell, Issaquah, and Kirkland. View regional map.
The city of Seattle is located in the center of the western Washington. The city is built on seven hills between the Puget Sound and freshwater lakes to its east. Seattle’s altitude ranges from zero to 500 feet above sea level.
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