List of Washington Counties by Population
County
Population
Yakima
222,581
Whitman 40,740
Whatcom 166,814
Walla Walla 55,180
Wahkiakum 3,824
Thurston 207,355
Stevens 40,066
Spokane 417,939
Snohomish 606,024
Skamania 9,872
Skagit 102,979
San Juan 14,077
Pierce 700,820
Pend Oreille 11,732
Pacific 20,984
Okanogan 39,564
Mason 49,405
Lincoln 10,184
Lewis 68,600
Klickitat 19,161
Kittisas 33,362
Kitsap 231,969
King 1,737,034
Jefferson 25,953
Island 71,558
Grays Harbor 67,194
Grant 74,698
Garfield 2,397
Franklin 49,347
Ferry 7,260
Douglas 32,603
Cowlitz 92,948
Columbia 4,064
Clark 345,238
Clallam 64,525
Chelan 66,616
Benton 142,475
Asotin 20,551
Adams 16,428
People QuickFacts Washington USA
Population, 2006 estimate 6,395,798 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 8.5% 6.4%
Population, 2000 5,894,121 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.4% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 23.9% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 11.5% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 50.1% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 84.8% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 3.6% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 1.6% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 6.6% 4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) 0.5% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 3.0% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 9.1% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 76.5% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 48.6% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 10.4% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 14.0% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 87.1% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 27.7% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 981,007 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 25.5 25.5
Housing units, 2006 2,699,333 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 64.6% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 25.6% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $168,300 $119,600
Households, 2000 2,271,398 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.53 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $48,438 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $22,973 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 11.6% 12.7%
Business QuickFacts Washington USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 175,6581 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 2,316,2961 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 2.2%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 386,895 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 467,290 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.5% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 1.2% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 5.8% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.2% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.2% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 29.4% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 79,313,884 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 84,634,499 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 65,262,333 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,757 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 8,642,681 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 50,033 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 44,840,8421 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts Washington USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 66,544.06 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 88.6 79.6
FIPS Code 53

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