Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Seattle is growing so much that

an average of 236 people move to the Puget Sound region every day. After nine and a half months, they’d fill up CenturyLink Field (which has a capacity of 67,000 people).

58 construction cranes joined our skyline this summer. As of October, that was more than any other city in the country, and more than New York and San Francisco combined.

there are 30,000 more cars driving on the Mercer corridor than there were in 2014. And we’ve got the traffic to show for it.

we’re opening nearly 10,000 new apartments in 2017. That’s almost twice as many as any other year in our history. [

Amazon posted 11,042 job openings in King County this past summer. That’s twice the number it posted in the summer of 2015. The company moved its headquarters to South Lake Union in 2010 and has been growing like crazy ever since.

we are officially the hottest housing market in the country. That’s as of November, and we kept the title through the end of the year.

the number of homeless people in Seattle/King County went up 19 percent in just one year. That’s from 2015 to 2016.

Crazy but true! How fast is your city growing?

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