Find out what the numbers tell us about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Times' FYI Guy, Gene Balk, and other contributors comb data sets to look at the numbers behind news topics -- especially those that offer insight into the quality of life and cost of living in the Seattle area.

In King County, more women are waiting to have kids. So what’s driving the trend?

The Seattle area is among a handful of places at the forefront of the shift toward older motherhood. In King County, it's now more common for a woman to have her first child in her 30s or 40s than in her teens or 20s.  WATCH

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