gene balk

Columnist at @SeattleTimes. I write about demographics & other data. Cyclist, record collector. Opinions are my own. I block trolls.

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Are measles a risk at your kid’s school? Explore vaccination-exemption data with our new tool
February, 6 2019
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‘Seattle-ization’? American cities fear what’s happened here
January, 2 2019
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Diversity surges on the Eastside, especially in Microsoft’s hometown, but stalls in Seattle
December, 17 2018
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One in 10 Seattle homes has just one room for first time ever
October, 9 2018
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Seattle bike commuting hits 10-year low, census data show
September, 26 2018
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Aging boomers, rich millennials fuel rise of the mortgage-free homeowner in Seattle
August, 24 2018
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Instagram effect? Number of Seattle-area hikers has doubled in less than 10 years, data show
April, 2 2018
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Beer, burgers and haircuts: Seattle hits new high for cost of living, and it’s not just housing
January, 26 2018
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More than half of Seattle’s software developers were born outside U.S.
January, 17 2018
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Tourists spend $195 a day in downtown Seattle — that’s twice as much as local visitors
December, 22 2017
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Seattle rents now rank among top 5 most expensive in U.S.; Tacoma joins $1,000 rent club
December, 6 2017
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Seattle’s wild growth: We’re feeling optimistic but wary, new poll shows
November, 27 2017
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Seattle hits record high for income inequality, now rivals San Francisco
November, 17 2017
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Seattle tops nation in new apartments — and they’re expensive and full of millennials
October, 5 2017
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Seattle added more people last year than all of King County’s suburbs combined
June, 29 2017
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Seattle once again nation’s fastest-growing big city; population exceeds 700,000
May, 25 2017
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Seattle has reversed a decades-long trend of rising car ownership — and millennials are the reason
May, 12 2017
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Seattle is a land of nature lovers — and a hub for desk jobs
May, 3 2017
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Seattle millennials change homes here more often than anywhere else in U.S.
April, 24 2017
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New residents pour in: Pierce, Snohomish counties top the nation
March, 27 2017
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'I'm amazed tourists ever come back': Your comments on Seattle's poor tourism survey
March, 22 2017
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Tourism in Seattle: Gee, what’s not to like? Apparently a lot
March, 17 2017
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King County among U.S. hotbeds of belief in global warming
March, 11 2017
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Seattle taxes among nation’s kindest to the rich — and harshest to the poor
March, 7 2017
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No soda tax for diet drinkers? Seattle’s plan excludes drinks favored by rich and white
March, 2 2017
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Washington state’s sickest regions would take biggest hit if Obamacare is repealed
February, 24 2017
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Getting richer: Is your neighborhood one of Seattle's hot spots for rising wages?
February, 15 2017
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Seattle among 20 metro areas with most ‘unauthorized immigrants,’ new report shows
February, 9 2017
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Seattle police resorting to force less often, report shows
February, 1 2017
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Trump’s travel ban affects more than 21,000 state residents
February, 1 2017
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Healthier to live in the country? Not really
January, 23 2017
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Washington poised to become one of 10 states where men outnumber women
January, 13 2017
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Judkins Park is most liberal and Broadmoor is most conservative. What are the politics of your neighborhood?
January, 6 2017
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Tevas and shabby chic: Seattle’s most fashion-challenged neighborhoods
December, 28 2016
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King County empty nesters live with 200,000 empty bedrooms
December, 16 2016
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While Seattle’s diversity index drops a bit, Capitol Hill’s rises
December, 11 2016
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Fancy a weekend jaunt? Seattle, Portland booms put I-5 drivers in a jam
December, 3 2016
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Newcomers pour into King County, while Washingtonians quietly exit
November, 28 2016
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As housing costs soar, Seattle becomes nation’s top roommate city
November, 25 2016
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King County homeowners getting a lot grayer
November, 15 2016
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Bellevue now Washington’s biggest majority-minority city
October, 31 2016
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If ST3 passes, how much will your rent go up?
October, 28 2016
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Among big cities, Seattle’s got fewer kids growing up in rentals
October, 20 2016
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Our state’s one of a few where Illegal immigration is up, and half is from Asia
October, 11 2016
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Sanders’ donors haven’t opened wallets to Clinton
October, 3 2016
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Your new neighbor in the house next door might just be an LLC
September, 26 2016
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Are low earners in Seattle moving up or moving out?
September, 17 2016
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$80,000 median wage: Income gain in Seattle far outpaces other cities
September, 15 2016
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Bucking national trend, state sees increase in Mexican immigrants
September, 9 2016
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Seattleites, Eastsiders share appetite for eating out
August, 26 2016
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