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  • With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
  • The Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States.[1]
  • In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate.[2]
  • The Seattle area was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers.[3]
  • Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century, the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • Growth after World War II was partially due to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing.
  • With a land area of 83.9 square miles (217.3 km²), Seattle is the northernmost city with at least 500,000 people in the United States.[4]
  • Seattle's economy is driven by a mix of older industrial companies, and "new economy" Internet and technology companies, service, design, and clean technology companies.
  • https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-just-one-of-5-big-metros-last-year-that-had-more-people-move-here-than-leave-census-data-show/
  • https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-once-again-nations-fastest-growing-big-city-population-exceeds-700000/
  • http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/article/Feel-the-beat-of-history-in-the-park-and-concert-1251579.php
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle