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POPULATION PROJECTIONSGrowth expected to bring DMA population to over 5 million by 2016
As more people recognize Seattle and the surrounding area as an ideal place to work and play, its population continues to grow.
With 3.5 million residents, the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 15th in terms of total population among 363 MSA markets nationwide.
Experts project that by 2016, population will increase by 134,000 in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett MD, 185,400 in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue MSA and by 259,800 in the Seattle-Tacoma DMA (Western Washington).
Current Population and Growth Projections, 2011 - 2016
As the region grows, the demographic makeup of the market changes.
Demographic profile: Seattle-Bellevue-Everett MD and The Seattle Times print and online audiences.
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Notes: Seattle-Bellevue-Everett MD refers to the Metropolitan Division, which includes King and Snohomish counties. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue MSA refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Seattle-Tacoma DMA (Western Washington) refers to the Designated Market Area, which includes King, Snohomish, Chelan, Clallam, Douglas, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Thurston and Whatcom counties.