Population of Washington 2021

Population

The state of Washington has 6,724,540 residents (Census 2010), which puts Washington in 13th place among the US states. There are 2,645,396 households.

Ancestry

18.0% of the population are of German descent and thus represent the largest group. This is followed by the Irish (10.8%) and English (10.4%) groups. Hispanics with 12.2% and Asians with 8.2% of the population are even more numerous than those of Norwegian origin (5.4%). The proportion of African-Americans is 4.1%, well below the national average. 1.9% are Indians and 0.7% of the population comes from residents of the Pacific Islands (such as Hawaii). (As of 2014)

Religions

According to a 2001 survey, 25% of Washington residents do not identify themselves as belonging to any religious group. This was the highest number of any state, with the largest religious groups being the Catholic Church (20%), unspecified Christian faiths (11%), Baptists (6%), Lutherans (6%), and Methodists (4%).

Top Counties by Population in Washington

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per kmĀ²)
1 King County 2,252,793 411.24
2 Pierce County 904,991 209.25
3 Snohomish County 822,094 152.10
4 Spokane County 522,809 114.43
5 Clark County 488,252 299.72
6 Thurston County 290,547 155.37
7 Kitsap County 271,484 265.38
8 Yakima County 250,884 22.55
9 Whatcom County 229,258 42.01
10 Benton County 204,401 46.42
11 Skagit County 129,216 28.82
12 Cowlitz County 110,604 37.49
13 Grant County 97,744 14.08
14 Franklin County 95,233 29.60
15 Island County 85,152 157.40
16 Lewis County 80,718 12.97
17 Clallam County 77,342 17.18
18 Chelan County 77,211 10.21
19 Grays Harbor County 75,072 15.24
20 Mason County 66,779 26.88
21 Walla Walla County 60,771 18.48
22 Whitman County 50,115 8.96
23 Kittitas County 47,946 8.06
24 Stevens County 45,734 7.13
25 Douglas County 43,440 9.22
26 Okanogan County 42,254 3.10
27 Jefferson County 32,232 6.90
28 Asotin County 22,593 13.72
29 Pacific County 22,482 9.31
30 Klickitat County 22,436 4.63
31 Adams County 19,994 4.01
32 San Juan County 17,593 39.01
33 Pend Oreille County 13,735 3.79
34 Skamania County 12,094 2.82
35 Lincoln County 10,950 1.83
36 Ferry County 7,638 1.34
37 Wahkiakum County 4,499 6.58
38 Columbia County 3,996 1.78
39 Garfield County 2,236 1.22

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