According to an article in The Seattle Times more and more people are turning to living with roommates to combat the rising rent prices in Seattle.
… most of Seattle’s shared households are split between just two people. Eastlake, Fremont and Capitol Hill are the city’s top neighborhoods for this living arrangement. More than one in five Eastlake households are shared by two unrelated people, about 60 percent higher than the city average.
According to Lovely.com renters can save up to 47% by sharing their space with roommates.