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Washington Population 2024

Washington People
Washington (U.S. state abbreviation is 'WA') is the north-western state of United States, borders Oregon to the south, British Columbia, province of Canada to the north, Idaho to the east, North Pacific Ocean to the west. Washington was formed in 1853, from part of Oregon Territory, is named after United States President 'George Washington'. Washington population in 2024 is estimated to be 7.82 million, Its 13th most populous state in the United States, area is 71,362 sq miles (184,827 sq km), and rank is 18th. Washington State is gaining population and increased by 88,314 people since from census of 2020. Olympia is the capital city and top 5 cities of Washington state are Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Renton, Spokane Valley, Federal Way, Yakima, Kirkland, Bellingham. Washington state is the largest producer of apples in the United States, State fruit is Apple and World's largest Coffee Chain , Starbucks was founded in one of the Washington's city, Seattle in 1971. Ephrata, Seattle and Auburn are the most dangerous cities in Washington State.

Population of Washington in 2019 is projected to 7.6 million with expected change of 1.33, compared to 1.48 in 2018. According to U.S. 2020 Census Results, WA population in 2020 is 7,705,281. Washington population in 2023 is estimated to be 7.8 million, population in 2022 is estimated to be 7.78 million, and in 2021 is estimated to be 7.8 million.
YearPopulation% Change
20207,705,281census updated
July 1, 2020
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018, last census by July 1, 2020

Washington Population by Race

According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Washington by race are:

White Population

White population in Washington are 5,500,837, percentage wise 76.72 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).

Black Population

Black population in Washington are 261,743, percentage wise 3.65 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Washington, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Washington are 578,822, percentage wise 8.07 percent are asians, out of these 96,379 are Asian Indians, 125,238 are Chinese, 99,712 are Filipinos, 37,787 are Japanese, 63,833 are Korean, 73,209 are Vietnamese and 82,664 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Washington are 882,108. Percentage wise 12.30 percent are hispanics, out of these 708,467 are Mexican people, 33,391 are Puerto Ricans, 9,715 are Cubans, and 130,535 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.

Out of 46,071 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders, 6,959 are Native Hawaiian, 10,665 are Guamanian/Chamorro, 13,705 are Somoans. 94,754 are American Indian or Natives, 3,940 belong to Cherokee tribals, 2,425 are Chippewa tribals, 1,434 are Navajos and 2,601 are Sioux tribals.

Total Population7,169,967Percent
Black or African American261,7433.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native94,7541.322%
Cherokee tribal grouping3,9400.055%
Chippewa tribal grouping2,4250.034%
Navajo tribal grouping1,4340.020%
Sioux tribal grouping2,6010.036%
Asian Population578,8228.07%
Asian Indian96,3791.34%
Other Asian Population82,664
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander46,0710.64%
Native Hawaiian6,9590.097%
Guamanian or Chamorro10,6650.149%
Other Pacific Islander14,742
Some other race293,007
Hispanic or Latino882,10812.30%
Puerto Rican33,3910.47%
Other Hispanic or Latino130,535

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Washington

9Spokane Valley99,703
10Federal Way97,044

Population Pyramid

Source: 2021 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Washington Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Washington by age is 7,169,967, out of these 3,580,888 are male, 3,589,079 are female. The Washington population by age are, under 15 years is 1,346,849, 15 years and over is 5,823,118, 30 years and over is 4,366,050, 65 years and over is 1,029,040 and 85 years and over is 126,877. 49.94 percent are male, 50.06 percent are female, 18.78 percent are under 15 years old, 81.22 percent are 15 years and over, 60.89 percent are 30 years and over, 14.35 percent are 65 years and over, 1.77 percent are 85 years and over. The sex ratio of Washington State is 998.

Languages spoken in WA

In WA state, English is the official language, The native language who speaks at home are, 80.9% speak English at home, 8.4% Spanish.
5.7% speak Asian Languages, out of these 26,272 speak Hindi, 3,518 Gujarati, 5,405 Urdu, 16,271 Punjabi, 2,749 Bengali, 9,817 Nepali/Marathi, 9,340 speak Telugu, 8,893 Tamil, , 5,070 Malayalam/Kannada.
People of Mid and East Asia whose native are, 98,241 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 26,351 Japanese, 47,992 Korean, 1,411 Hmong, 61,224 Vietnamese, 16,594 speak Combodia's Khmer language, 12,534 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai, 58,642 are Tagalog speakers.
30,581 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, People from middle east are 15,944 Arabic, 3,436 Hebrew.
People from Africa speak, 32,340 Amharic(Ethopians)/Somali, 5,380 Yoruba/Twi/Igbo, 6,002 Swahili.
Speak only English5,438,14680.90
Spanish Language563,3898.38
European Language261,7233.89
Asian Languages386,0545.74
Other Languages72,5101.08
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)

Washington Education

There are 1016 high schools in Washington, ranks 13th State in terms of number of schools, Below is the education levels grouped in Washington state.

Population 18 to 24 years658,536342,274316,262
Less than high school graduate96,23656,39139,845
High school graduate (includes equivalency)204,313117,89086,423
Some college or associates degree286,169137,985148,184
Bachelors degree or higher71,81830,00841,810
Population 25 years and over4,896,0552,412,1612,483,894
Less than 9th grade188,20093,07595,125
9th to 12th grade, no diploma260,358138,827121,531
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1,101,904558,326543,578
Some college, no degree1,174,696564,333610,363
Associates degree483,549218,953264,596
Bachelors degree1,064,440522,788541,652
Graduate or professional degree622,908315,859307,049
High school graduate or higher3,462,3651,695,8021,766,563
Bachelors degree or higher1,318,711660,422658,289
Black or African166,42891,13375,295
High school graduate or higher147,42381,67465,749
Bachelors degree or higher38,66521,66616,999
American Indian or Alaska Native alone58,05828,11729,941
High school graduate or higher48,06322,66325,400
Bachelors degree or higher7,6303,0614,569
High school graduate or higher360,508165,202195,306
Bachelors degree or higher209,598100,282109,316
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander27,47913,31314,166
High school graduate or higher24,33711,92512,412
Bachelors degree or higher3,3601,5141,846
Hispanic or Latino Origin435,995228,071207,924
High school graduate or higher281,270142,511138,759
Bachelors degree or higher66,07731,34234,735
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Population of disabled people in Washington as per table below:

Total civilian non-institutionalized population906,836
Black or African American32,538
American Indian and Alaska Native alone16,340
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4,670
Some other race22,363
With a hearing difficulty287,672
With a vision difficulty155,010
With a cognitive difficulty356,918
With an ambulatory difficulty440,227
With a self-care difficulty166,379
With an independent living difficulty301,611

Counties of Washington

Washington state is divided into 39 Counties, King Country is the largest with more than 2 million, followed by Pierce with 891,299, Snohomish County with 814,901 and Spokane with 514,631.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Adams County19,68119,7590.43131
Asotin County22,50722,6100.52828
Benton County198,453201,8771.71010
Chelan County76,47977,0360.71717
Clallam County75,71276,7371.41818
Clark County474,492481,8571.655
Columbia County4,0234,0590.93838
Cowlitz County106,900108,98721212
Douglas County42,16742,9071.82525
Ferry County7,5907,6490.83636
Franklin County92,11794,3472.41414
Garfield County2,2052,2471.93939
Grant County95,82197,3311.61313
Grays Harbor County72,55373,9011.91919
Island County83,28584,4601.41515
Jefferson County31,19131,7291.72727
King County2,204,2292,233,1631.311
Kitsap County266,550269,8051.277
Kittitas County46,15747,3642.62323
Klickitat County21,75022,1071.62929
Lewis County78,23079,6041.81616
Lincoln County10,57910,7401.53535
Mason County63,80165,5072.72020
Okanogan County41,89842,1320.62626
Pacific County21,68422,0361.63030
Pend Oreille County13,36313,6021.83333
Pierce County877,201891,2991.622
San Juan County16,72517,1282.43232
Skagit County126,026128,2061.71111
Skamania County11,83711,9240.73434
Snohomish County803,039814,9011.533
Spokane County505,928514,6311.744
Stevens County44,66745,2601.32424
Thurston County280,289286,4192.266
Wahkiakum County4,2804,4263.43737
Walla Walla County60,65260,9220.42121
Whatcom County221,650225,6851.899
Whitman County49,34449,7910.92222
Yakima County250,377251,4460.488


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