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Seattle is less white than it has ever been in modern history, new census data show

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Pedestrians from King Street Station wait to cross 4th Avenue South from the Weller Street Bridge during their morning commute Thursday June 25, 2015.


The data reveal that little, if any, of Seattle’s growth last year came from white people. That means the number of white people who moved in or were born here was roughly equal to the number of those who moved away or died.

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