Seattle apartment-dwellers: You thought your rent was high — well, you’re right. Data released Thursday by the Census Bureau rank Seattle — for the first time — among the 10 most-expensive cities for renters. To achieve that dubious honor, we had to claw our way past Oakland and Long Beach, Calif., on the list of high-priced places to live. So how’d we do…More
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In our famously introverted city — home of the notorious “Seattle freeze” — the following statistic may not come as much of a shock: The majority of Seattle apartments — 51 percent according to the most recent census data — are occupied by a person living alone. This is unusual. Among the 100 largest U.S. cities, only Atlanta has…More
How bad is the plight of the Seattle renter?
As reported in The Seattle Times, spiking rents have forced many tenants out of their neighborhoods, or out of the city altogether.
But as dire as the rental situation is here, new data suggest that it could be much worse. In fact, according to a commonly-used indicator of affordability, renters in Seattle are faring better than those in any other major U.S. city.More