Just across the street from Amazon’s headquarters in South Lake Union is Google’s new building. Seattle has gotten a lot geekier over the past decade. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Just across the street from Amazon's headquarters in South Lake Union is Google's new building. Seattle has gotten a lot geekier over the past decade. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
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Geek city: 1 in 5 Seattle residents work in STEM fields, top in U.S.

New census data shows that the number of Seattleites employed in STEM fields has more than doubled, hitting almost 89,700 in 2019. STEM workers make up a remarkable 19% of employed Seattle residents. At the other end of the spectrum, at 2.1%, is the famous Las Vegas "Strip" in Nevada.

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