Seattle is a city in King County, Washington, the county seat and largest city within the county, as well as the largest city by population in the entire state. Home to over 652,000 residents, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region, a major transportation and logistics hub in the Pacific Northwest and one of the fastest-growing major cities in the U.S. Seattle also anchors the Seattle metropolitan area, the 15th-largest by population in the entire country and home to over 3.5 million residents. Seattle is easily the most popular shipping destination in the state of Washington.
Seattle was first settled in 1852 and grew into a major lumber supplier for new residents in the northwest as well as exporting timber throughout the world. By the turn of the 20th century, however, Seattle had blossomed into much more; already a major port city by 1900, Seattle became a major commercial shipping center and an industrial powerhouse during the years up to and directly after World War II.
In more recent years, growth in Seattle has come mainly in the technological sectors, particularly new computer technology and aircraft manufacturing. It is the home of Microsoft, the largest computer software manufacturer in the world, as well as other major companies such as Boeing (though no longer headquartered in the city).
Seattle sees a lot of rain year-round, though in terms of severe weather that’s basically all you see. During the summer months, average highs usually reach into the mid-to-upper 70’s, with overnight lows typically dropping down into the mid-to-upper 50’s.
During the winter months, when snow and ice tend to be more common, Seattle’s climate instead dumps more rain on the city, with average highs usually reaching into the upper 40’s and overnight lows usually dropping into the upper 30’s. This is usually good news for auto transportation services, as it means auto transport drivers can more easily get to the city during most times of the year.
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- City of Seattle Official Website: www.seattle.gov
- Seattle on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle
- The Official Guide to Seattle: http://www.visitseattle.org/
- Seattle on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Seattle-Washington.html
Seattle ZIP Codes Include:
98101, 98102, 98103, 98104, 98105, 98106, 98107, 98108, 98109, 98111, 98112, 98113, 98114, 98115, 98116, 98117, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98124, 98125, 98126, 98127, 98129, 98131, 98132, 98133, 98134, 98136, 98138, 98139, 98141, 98144, 98145, 98146, 98148, 98154, 98155, 98158, 98160, 98161, 98164, 98165, 98166, 98168, 98170, 98174, 98175, 98177, 98178, 98181, 98185, 98188, 98189, 98190, 98191, 98194, 98195, 98198, 98199