As defined by the United States Census Bureau, the Seattle—Tacoma—Bremerton, WA consolidated metropolitan statistical area (CMSA) is made up of the following primary metropolitan statistical areas (PMSAs):
Seattle's climate is mild, with the temperature moderated by the sea and protected from winds and storms by the mountains.
Seattle has an educated population: of Seattle's population over 25, 36% (vs. a national average of 24%) hold a bachelor's degree or higher; 93% (vs. 80% nationally) have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Seattle is often thought of as the home of grunge rock musicians like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, and Mudhoney, all of whom reached vast audiences in the early 1990s.
The SeattleMetropolitan Police Museum is a museum A museum is typically a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment.
, it is dedicated to the history of the Seattle Police Department The Seattle Police Department, popularly known as the SPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of the city of Seattle, Washington, except for on the campus of the University of Washington, where that responsibility falls to the University of Washington Police Department.
and of law enforcement in the Seattlemetropolitanarea The Seattlemetropolitanarea includes the city of Seattle, Washington; King County, Washington; and several surrounding cities and counties in the Puget Soundarea.
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