King County is located in northwest Washington. The County Seat is Seattle and the largest city is Seattle. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.kingcounty.gov. The 2014 population estimate is 2,079,967 and the 2010 census population was 1,931,256. The land area is 2,115.57 square miles and there are 912.9 persons per square mile.
70.8% of the population is White, 6.6% is Black or African American, 9.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.8% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.8% is two or more races. 92.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 46.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $377,300, there are 802,606 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $39,911, the median household income is $71,811, and 11.5% of the persons in King County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 196,686. Retail sales (in $1000) were $37,153,888, and sales per capita were $20,002. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29%.
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