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White Center

An ideal destination for those who enjoy a small town with big-city opportunities.

Overview for White Center, WA

15,716 people live in White Center, where the median age is 35.7 and the average individual income is $36,564. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.7 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

White Center Real Estate

A distinct yet tranquil locality

Located in Western King County, this 2.25 square-mile community is filled with charming shops and international restaurants. It’s close to Alki Beach and Seattle’s fast-paced city lifestyle, making it an ideal destination for those who enjoy a small town with big-city opportunities.
In October 1870, the Soloman family settled in this swamp and forest-enveloped region with hopes of farming the land. Considering the imperfect surroundings, they sold their 319 acres, searching for an ideal area to carry out their plans. Sam Carr and Tom Hood took advantage of the natural landscape, realizing that logs were their ticket to fortune, and began a timber business in 1877. By the 1990s, there were plenty of low-income homes available, and this region became home to many immigrants from countries such as Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Ukraine, to name a few.
The median home value currently sits at around $384K, making this a relatively affordable neighborhood for professionals and middle-class folks. The home architecture varies greatly and features styles such as Mid-century, Modern, and Tudor. This little slice of suburban life has an abode for everyone’s taste, and most folks own their homes.

What to Love


People & Lifestyle

If you enjoy exploring dining options, coffee shops, and unique boutiques, White Center is perfect for you. With its combined urban and suburban vibe, it’s an excellent destination for artists, professionals, small families, and anyone looking for affordable living options in West Seattle. Property values are modest though ever-increasing, making it an ideal place to purchase a property.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

In the springtime, you can catch a baseball game by the region’s own collegiate Highline Bears team. If you’re more into the theater, Arts West is the perfect place to catch a provocative show or view art in their gallery.
Biking is a common pastime in this quaint community, and Angle Lake Cyclery has been serving White Center for over 60 years. If you’re in the market for a new electric, folding, or acoustic bike, or if you simply need some repairs to your two-wheeler, look no further. Barney’s Jewelry & Loan offers electronics, camera equipment, musical instruments, and jewelry. This business has been around for 80 years and will help you get equipped with everything you need to enjoy time spent indoors and out!
With so many dining opportunities, your only struggle will be deciding which restaurant to try first! If you’re looking for a tasty vegetarian option, Seattle Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant has Vietnamese options, including stir-fried vermicelli noodles and tofu spring rolls. For scrumptious Mexican food, head to Chemo’s Mexican Restaurant to snag a burrito mojado (wet burrito) and some super nachos. Young’s Restaurant has been serving American and Chinese food to the community for nearly 40 years. Their menu includes American classics like biscuits and gravy as well as Chinese dishes like kung pao chicken.

Things to Do

Bike or stroll to local shops and parks, or even try your hand at something like ax throwing at Axe Kickers. For something the whole family can enjoy, head to Southgate Roller Rink.
Premier annual events are seasonal and provide attractions for the whole family. West Seattle Summer Fest features live bands, food, arts and crafts, a kids zone, and even a beer garden. Harvest Fest is a 10-day celebration featuring face painting, haunted hot cocoa and warm apple cider, and even a scavenger hunt!
Breathe in some fresh air and enjoy nature at White Center Pond, where watching ducks swim will surely induce relaxation. For a well-rounded sports experience, head to Steve Cox Memorial Park, featuring Mel Olson Stadium, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a foot reflexology walking path, and picnic areas.


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Demographics and Employment Data for White Center, WA

White Center has 5,845 households, with an average household size of 2.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in White Center do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,716 people call White Center home. The population density is 6,917.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.94 / 49.06%

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Around White Center, WA

There's plenty to do around White Center, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Walkable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Who's Eating Gilbert's Greats, Kiko House of Couture, and Dragonfly Yoga Pilates Dance.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.63 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.93 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.84 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.45 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.31 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.97 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
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