By the Numbers, December ’13

data compiled by Casey Jaywork | Editor in Chief

Percent change in US population, 2010-2012: +1.7%
Seattle population, 2012: 634,535
Seattle population, 2010: 608,660
Percent change in Seattle population, 2010-2012: +4.3%
Percent change in WA population, 2010-2012: +2.6%
Percent of Seattleites born outside the US: 17.5%
Seattleites’ average yearly income: $41,695
Percent of Seattleites below poverty line: 13.2%
Percent of Seattleites that identify as White: 69.5%
Percent of Seattle businesses owned by Whites: 82.9%
Percent of Seattleites who are women: 50%
Percent of Seattle businesses owned by women: 30.3%
Total contribution from manufacturing sector to Seattle economy (2007): about $7 billion
Total contribution from retail, accommodation, and foodservice to Seattle economy (2007): about $18.7 billion

Percent of US wealth Americans believe is owned by richest 20%: about 58%
Percent of US wealth actually owned by richest 20% of Americans: about 85%
Percent of US wealth Americans wish would be owned by richest 20%: about 32%
Percent of US wealth owned by poorest 40% of Americans: 0.3%

Percent of votes for socialist Kshama Sawant for Seattle City Council: 50.64%
Percent of votes for her opponent, Richard Conlin: 49.00%
Number of votes for Sawant: 93,338
Number of votes for Conlin: 90,317

Campaign funds raised by Conlin: $294,449
Campaign funds raised by Sawant: $116,786
Average Conlin donation: $193
Average Sawant donation: $146

Average daily number of times a bicycle crosses Fremont bridge: about 2,463 crossings

Funds raised in opposition to a proposal to mandate labeling of genetically-modified foods in WA: $22 million
Percent of that $22 million that came from inside WA: 0.0025%
Percent of $8.4 million in support of the proposal that came from inside WA: 69%

Number of Americans who enrolled in Obamacare during Oct. 1-Nov. 2: about 106,000
Number of these via the glitch-plagued federal website HealthCare.gov: about 27,000
Number of these via state exchange websites: about 79,000
Number of Americans the Congr. Budget Office estimates will enroll by spring 2014: 7 million

Projected increase in global workers from 2016-203: 470 million
Current global unemployment: 202 million
Increase in global unemployment since 2007: about 18%
Unemployment rate for 15-24 year old non-students in Latin America: 30%
Number of workers globally who live on $2/day or less: 900 million

Death toll for Hurricane Haiyan/Yolanda (Philippines): 4,011
Injured: 18,557
Missing: 1,602
Evacuated: 398,377
Death toll of 2012 Atlantic storm Hurricane Sandy: 147

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