A vibrant and hip community with a dynamic nightlife scene.

Overview for CAPITOL HILL, WA

24,412 people live in CAPITOL HILL, where the median age is 39.2 and the average individual income is $102,595. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.2 years

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


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Welcome to Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a highly sought-after community with a vibrant lifestyle at every turn. Locals frequent mom-and-pop shops and independent cafes during the day and revel in the nightlife scene. Young professionals and empty-nesters adore the multitude of amenities and housing options here. While the coveted “Millionaires Row” is teeming with grand estates, there are modest homes available, too. 
In addition to beautiful real estate, Capitol Hill boasts a fascinating history. Once named Broadway Hill, the city’s chief developer, James Moore, re-named it Capitol Hill in 1901 after his wife’s hometown, Capitol Hill, in Denver, Colorado. As Capitol Hill developed community services and public works, it boomed in the early 1900s and became a haven for affluent citizens. 

What to Love

  • Vibrant nightlife
  • The beloved Starbucks Reserve Roastery
  • The stunning Japanese Gardens & The Washington Park Arboretum

Local Lifestyle

Capitol Hill is known as Seattle’s hipster neighborhood and is home to a historic LGBTQ+ village, a counterculture community, and plenty of thriving professionals. Metropolitan residents never experience a dull moment in their urban neighborhoods filled with bars, cafes, restaurants, and parks. 

Capitol Hill affords a charming cosmopolitan life brimming with urban amenities and exciting community events year-round. Between the block parties, festivals, and nightlife scene, keeping entertained comes easily. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Family dinners, date nights, and brunch with friends are all attainable dining opportunities on Capitol Hill. Meet with friends at Monsoon for contemporary Vietnamese dishes, including the must-try clay-pot catfish. The wonderful people of Rocket Taco know that few pleasures in life are more enjoyable than handmade tortillas. Head there for lunch to sip frozen house lime margaritas and savor al pastor tacos. Work off those burgers with some retail therapy at Broadway Market, where you’ll find an expansive supermarket, a cafe, a boutique, a gym, and more.

Featuring a chic space and delectable international plates with libations to match, COMMUNION Restaurant & Bar is an homage to home-cooked cuisine. Try the Laotian sausage eggs benedict at brunch and the Jambalaya made with a Seattle flair. People line up outside Ristorante Machiavelli to add their names to the waitlist to enjoy its delicious Italian classics. Momiji is an upscale Japanese restaurant with a tranquil Kyoto courtyard, ideal for date nights filled with melt-in-your-mouth kanpachi nigiri, zesty octopus carpaccio, and panko fried oysters.

Things to Do

Seeking beauty, serenity, and quality time with loved ones are favored pastimes in Capitol Hill. Volunteer Park is loved by children, dogs, and adults alike for its conservatory, spray parks and wading pools, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. You simply must pay the Seattle Japanese Garden a visit to truly appreciate its magic. The 3.5-acre garden showcases a cherry orchard, water features, and a teahouse where seasonal ceremonies take place. Further exploration leads to the Washington Park Arboretum, where you can breathe fresh air and take in the captivating sites of the 230-acre preserve, a perfect option for a family day trip.

While a quiet afternoon at the Japanese Garden or park is lovely, sometimes you need to dress to the nines and enjoy a lively and jubilant community event. The Capitol Hill Block Party is the event of the summer, where locals and visitors of all ages enjoy world-renowned musical acts, eat delicious fares, and have a memorable experience. Show your immense pride or party with allies at Seattle PrideFest in June, where LGBTQ+ voices are amplified, worthy causes are advocated for, and progressive change is celebrated via hundreds of acts, food vendors, beer gardens, dancing in the fountain, and more. 


Capitol Hill is home to fine educational institutions.



Demographics and Employment Data for CAPITOL HILL, WA

CAPITOL HILL has 10,938 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in CAPITOL HILL do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,412 people call CAPITOL HILL home. The population density is 7,619.11 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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49.82 / 50.18%

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The following schools are within or nearby CAPITOL HILL. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Seattle Preparatory School
9th - 12th
No rating available
McGilvra Elementary School
K - 5th
Stevens Elementary School
K - 5th
Montlake Elementary School
K - 5th
Edmonds S. Meany Middle School
6th - 8th
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