Ballard

A very large area of Seattle that includes Sunset Hills, Blue Ridge, and the Loyal Heights neighborhoods.

Welcome to Ballard

Cross the bridge heading north from Queen Anne and Magnolia and you enter Ballard. Ballard is actually a very large area of Seattle that includes Sunset Hills, Blue Ridge, and the Loyal Heights neighborhoods. Many of homes that were built in these areas were developed in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. They were modestly priced and built well. In other parts of Ballard you’ll find larger homes with splendid western views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

​​​​​​​Once a tidy, blue-collar neighborhood of Scandinavian fishermen and mill workers,

Ballard today is evolving into a multi-ethnic neighborhood with an influx of young, educated professionals taking advantage of its reasonable housing prices – some of the best home values in the city. This once quiet community is quickly becoming a hot spot with second-hand stores, trendy cafes, galleries and a monthly art walk. Ballard is the home of Fisherman’s Terminal, and a very large commercial fishing boat wharf.

​​​​​​​It’s a neighborhood that is proud of its Scandinavian roots, as seen by the Nordic Heritage Museum and several specialty food stores and restaurants. Nearby are the Ballard Locks (officially the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks), and the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens.

A variety of housing styles can be found here, including new construction, and Mench-built houses (named after their 1940’s architect). The commute to downtown is 15-30 minutes, depending on whether the drawbridge is up or down.




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Overview for Ballard, WA

28,025 people live in Ballard, where the median age is 34.4 and the average individual income is $73,797. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,025

Total Population

34.4 years

Median Age

High

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

$73,797

Average individual Income

Schools in Ballard, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Ballard. 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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School rating
Website
West Woodland Elementary School
5/5
Pacific Crest School
Adams Elementary School
4/5

Demographics and Employment Data for Ballard, WA

Ballard has 14,846 households, with an average household size of 1.88. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ballard do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 28,025 people call Ballard home. The population density is 11,325.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,025

Total Population

High

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

34.4

Median Age

48.85 / 51.15%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
14,846

Total Households

1.88

Average Household Size

$73,797

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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