Seattle, Washington, United States of America Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 725,000 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Opportunity for women Seattle certainly isn't in short supply â€” the city scored 8.84 for women's freedom and legislation.Seattle is home to many major technology software companies. Infact many big tech companies have their headquarters in Seattle including Microsoft, Nintendo of America and Valve. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix, as well as the origin of the bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters and the alternative rock movement grunge.