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.

For first time ever, one in 10 Seattle homes has just one room

In the Sorento Flats, which opened in 2017, the average apartment is 214 sq. ft. It rents for $1100/month (cq).
 New census data show that one in ten of Seattle housing units are a single room.  Photographed in Seattle on Yesler Way, October 5, 2018.

FYI Guy: At the beginning of this decade, there were more homes in Seattle with nine or more rooms than with one.

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