Lots of People and Not Enough Housing

The Seattle metropolitan area has gained about 1,100 people per week since 2010, according to newly-released census data and some number crunching by American City Business Journals.

The July 2016 population estimate for the area, which includes Tacoma and Bellevue, is 3,798,902.

The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimated Seattle proper’s population as 686,800 in April 2016, compared to 608,660 in 2010—or about 250 people per week. Some have speculated that Seattle may have crossed the 700,000 mark earlier this year.

The Seattle area has grown by more than 1,000 people per week – Curbed

Seattle’s condo market came back in a big way this weekend – PSBJ

New residents pour in: Pierce, Snohomish counties top the Nation – Seattle Times

This Is the Worst ‘Housing Drought’ Ever – Realtor

The real estate industry has something the Internet can’t offer: The human element – Washington Post