Seattle metropolitan area

Map of Seattle MSA in Teal, CSA in Navy

Common name: Seattle MSA in Teal, CSA in Navy
Largest city Seattle
Other cities  - Tacoma
 - Bellevue
 - Everett
Population  Ranked 15th in the U.S.
 - Total 3,344,813
 - Density 543 /sq. mi. 
210 /km²
Area 5,894 sq. mi.
15,265 km²
State(s)  Washington
 - Highest point N/A feet (N/A m)
 - Lowest point N/A feet (N/A m)

The Seattle metropolitan area in the US state of Washington includes the city of Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County within the Puget Sound region. The U.S. Census Bureau defines the metropolitan area as the Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, with an estimated population of 3,344,813 (just under half of Washington's population),[1] making it the 15th largest United States Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Census statistics

Map of southeast Seattle Metro towns

As defined by the United States Census Bureau, the Seattle metropolitan area is made up of the following counties (see Fig. STB):

Based on commuting patterns, the adjacent metropolitan areas of Olympia, Bremerton, and Mount Vernon, along with a few smaller satellite urban areas, are grouped together in a wider labor market region known as the Seattle–Tacoma–Olympia Combined Statistical Area (CSA) (See Figure STO'). The population of this wider region is 4,087,033—almost two-thirds of Washington's population.[2] The Seattle CSA is the 12th largest CSA in the country. The additional metropolitan and micropolitan areas included are:






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