Population of Cities in Washington (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
8
100,000 to 1 Million
71
10,000 to 100,000

The state of Washington has over 7.3 million inhabitants, placing it as the 13th most populous city in the country. The largest city by population is Seattle, which has an estimated population of 684,451 people. Spokane is the second most populous, falling far behind Seattle with a population of just 213,272. Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett and Renton round out the cities in Washington with populations exceeding 100,000. There are 71 cities with populations of less than 100,000 but more than 10,000, including the state capital of Olympia, which has an estimated 50,302 residents.

Incorporated municipalities in Washington are designated as either a city or a town. There are 281 incorporated areas in the state, and these are spread across 39 counties. Broken down further, municipalities are designated as first class cities, second class cities, towns, unclassified cities and code cities. Ten cities with populations exceeding 10,000 that operate under a home rule charter are first class cities, while nine second class cities are designated and have to have a population of over 1,500. The cities that do not fall into these classes are unclassified. Towns have populations that fall below 1,500. Three types of government are authorized for cities: Commission, Mayor-Council, and Council-Manager.

Washington has 0 cities with more than a million people, 8 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 71 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Washington is Seattle, with a population of 684,451 people.

Seattle

This seaport city was the fastest-growing state in the U.S. in 2016.

684,451

Spokane

The Lilac City, as it is called, was where the holiday Father's Day originated.

213,272

Tacoma

Tacoma is named after Mount Raninier and has been named one of the most livable cities in the country.

207,948

Vancouver

Vancouver has experienced many economic changes, moving from salmon and trade-based economy to fur trades to railroads and now, an economy based around technology and service jobs.

172,860

Bellevue

This satellite city is one of the wealthiest cities in Washington.

139,820

Kent

Kent is the second-oldest city in King County.

126,952

Everett

This city is the largest city in Snohomish County.

108,010

Renton

The Seattle Seahawks travel to Renton for football training.

100,242

Federal Way

Residents of this city enjoy visiting many of the state and city parks, such as Steel Lake Park and Dash Point State Park.

95,171

Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley had the first business, ferry and store in the Spokane area.

94,919

Name 2017 Population
Seattle684,451
Spokane213,272
Tacoma207,948
Vancouver172,860
Bellevue139,820
Kent126,952
Everett108,010
Renton100,242
Federal Way95,171
Spokane Valley94,919
Yakima93,701
Kirkland87,281
Bellingham85,146
Kennewick78,896
Auburn77,006
Pasco69,451
Marysville66,773
Redmond60,598
Lakewood59,829
Shoreline55,439
Richland54,248
Sammamish52,253
Burien50,467
Olympia50,302
Lacey46,409
Bothell42,939
Edmonds41,375
Puyallup39,659
Bremerton39,520
Lynnwood36,997
Longview36,848
Issaquah36,081
Mount Vernon34,053
Wenatchee33,636
University Place32,842
Pullman32,816
Walla Walla32,237
Des Moines31,221
Lake Stevens30,886
SeaTac28,215
Maple Valley25,686
Mercer Island25,042
Bainbridge Island23,840
Oak Harbor22,693
Moses Lake22,082
Kenmore22,030
Camas21,846
Mukilteo21,226
Mountlake Terrace20,989
Mill Creek20,043
Tukwila20,018
Bonney Lake19,903
Port Angeles19,448
Battle Ground19,407
Covington19,197
Tumwater19,190
Ellensburg19,001
Arlington18,949
Monroe18,090
Centralia16,753
Anacortes16,403
Sunnyside16,325
Aberdeen16,276
Washougal15,288
West Richland13,746
East Wenatchee13,659
Port Orchard13,607
Lynden13,517
Lake Forest Park13,243
Snoqualmie13,169
Ferndale13,010
Kelso11,901
Woodinville11,782
Enumclaw11,609
Cheney11,534
Newcastle11,370
Grandview11,176
Sedro-Woolley10,815
Poulsbo10,041
Fife9,970
Shelton9,834
Edgewood9,826
Sumner9,700
Snohomish9,670
DuPont9,356
Port Townsend9,335
College Place9,062
Toppenish8,995
Liberty Lake8,906
Gig Harbor8,753
Burlington8,633
Yelm8,434
Hoquiam8,405
Ephrata8,047
Othello7,809
Selah7,682
Duvall7,674
Milton7,670
Orting7,446
Chehalis7,391
Quincy7,365
Clarkston7,317
Pacific7,123
Sequim6,826
Stanwood6,779
Fircrest6,687
North Bend6,679
Normandy Park6,668
Brier6,656
Airway Heights6,639
Ridgefield6,455
Steilacoom6,211
Union Gap6,037
Prosser5,869
Woodland5,842
Ocean Shores5,699
Connell5,446
Wapato5,068
Blaine5,056
Medical Lake4,942
Omak4,854
Sultan4,798
Colville4,719
Buckley4,550
Mattawa4,548
Black Diamond4,376
Chelan4,060
Deer Park3,941
Montesano3,891
Moxee3,831
Forks3,747
Granger3,695
Granite Falls3,493
Goldendale3,435
Benton City3,234
Clyde Hill3,230
Medina3,226
Cashmere3,159
Algona3,144
Zillah3,138
La Center3,125
Elma3,034
Eatonville2,900
Colfax2,870
Raymond2,815
Warden2,736
Chewelah2,607
Everson2,600
Okanogan2,569
Bridgeport2,457
Dayton2,429
Kalama2,398
Brewster2,354
White Salmon2,343
Friday Harbor2,340
Mabton2,302
Royal City2,220
Castle Rock2,184
Newport2,137
Gold Bar2,112
Westport2,023
Leavenworth2,002
Rainier1,985
Cle Elum1,901
Coupeville1,887
Carnation1,873
Napavine1,789
Millwood1,783
Tenino1,749
Yacolt1,686
Oroville1,677
Davenport1,672
Ritzville1,665
McCleary1,618
South Bend1,612
Kettle Falls1,597
Cosmopolis1,594
Soap Lake1,580
Stevenson1,497
Nooksack1,480
Kittitas1,430
Pomeroy1,389
Darrington1,376
Sumas1,373
Long Beach1,364
Woodway1,364
Winlock1,320
Asotin1,282
Tieton1,253
Waitsburg1,191
Entiat1,182
Waterville1,171
Morton1,128
Coulee Dam1,093
Yarrow Point1,081
Langley1,077
Republic1,072
Grand Coulee1,043
Palouse1,022
Tonasket1,016