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Among big cities, Seattle’s got fewer kids growing up in apartments

Ramona Shore and her son Ivan, 16, pose for a portrait in their home near Capital Hill on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Of the about 60,000 Seattle households with children under 18, just about 20,000 — one out of three — live in a rental unit. That’s a far lower rate than for most other big cities.

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