Puget Sound Trends

Last Updated: 
Jun 10, 2018

Brief summaries of data trends in the central Puget Sound region.

Region Leads Nation in Transit Boarding Growth

Central Puget Sound experienced the highest total increase in transit boardings of any region in the country in 2017 and ranked second for rate of change.

Chart showing transit ridership change in 2017 in five top regions


Housing Affordability

Home prices and rents in the central Puget Sound have been rising at some of the highest rates in the nation over the past few years. Robust job and wage growth driven by the region’s technology sector, along with population growth, have created strong housing demand pressures, while historically low inventory of homes for sale has constrained supply. 

Median home price and rent increases, 2011-2018



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