Market Info July 30, 2021

What exodus? Seattle kept growing during pandemic

From my little Seattle centric real estate world, it felt like a busy year. I heard all the stories of people fleeing cities across the US but when you look at the data, Seattle’s population grew +1.1% over the last year. As this article in the Seattle Times says, “not a record-breaking year, to be sure, but still respectable.” Seattle bucks the trend of just about every other top 20 metro in the country with this population growth.

This matters to all of us in the region because it shows the continued interest and desirability of the Seattle area for investment and job seekers.

The future is still bright for Seattle metro and our state and this is just one indication of that strong economic future.