FAST DATA: Seattle’s downtown boom

I’m crunching some numbers on Seattle population growth by neighborhood since the 2010 Census. Of the 93 I indexed, 92 have gained population. Fifteen, almost all of them core areas, have gained more than 10% population, with the fastest-growing neighborhood (Denny Triangle) up 40%. Here’s a map by Census block group that shows the urban growth boom. This is just over four years (ending April 2014), which may not even be half-way through the boom.

Seattle population growth

The big growth 15:

1. Denny Triangle +40%
2. South Lake Union +32%
3. Ballard +20%
4. UW Campus +19%
5. Pioneer Square +18%
6. Columbia City +17%
7. Lower Queen Anne +16%
8. Brighton/Othello +16%
9. Lake City +15%
10. Broadway +14%
11. Downtown +14%
12. Westlake +13%
13. Eastlake +11%
14. West Queen Anne/Interbay +10%
15. First Hill +10%

This is a Fast Data post, which showcases some of the work done by my firm, Progressive Strategies Northwest.