King County, Washington Population 2019

King County, Washington's estimated population is 2,188,649 with a growth rate of 1.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. King County, Washington is the largest county in Washington.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20172,188,64932,6871.52%
20162,155,96238,2661.81%
20152,117,69636,4471.75%
20142,081,24934,2101.67%
20132,047,03937,7441.88%
20122,009,29537,0901.88%
20111,972,20534,8271.80%
20101,937,378430,05928.53%
19901,507,319237,57018.71%
19801,269,749113,1169.78%
19701,156,633221,61923.70%
1960935,014202,02227.56%
1950732,992228,01245.15%
1940504,98041,4638.95%
1930463,51774,24419.07%
1920389,273104,63536.76%
1910284,638174,585158.64%
1900110,05346,06471.99%
189063,98957,079826.03%
18806,9104,790225.94%
18702,1201,818601.99%
18603020.00%

King County, Washington Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White1,402,793
Asian350,616
Black or African American130,594
Two or More Races129,688
Some Other Race73,630
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16,522
American Indian and Alaska Native14,276

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

King County, Washington Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

King County, Washington Median Age

37.2


Total

36.5


Male

38


Female

King County, Washington Adults

There are 1,679,051 adults, (263,820 of whom are seniors) in King County, Washington.

King County, Washington Age Dependency

49.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

King County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

1,059,424

50.02%

Male

1,058,695

49.98%

King County, Washington Households and Families

King County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

King County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All57.4%42.6%
Male47%53%
Female46.4%53.6%
Non Family39.1%60.9%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

King County, Washington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All851,0772.4557.4
Married405,0253.1475.6
Non Family338,7781.3839.1
Female73,3893.1746.4
Male33,8853.2147

3.06

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

King County, Washington Households

King County, Washington Education

King County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade51,0113.40%
9th to 12th Grade59,2443.95%
High School Graduate233,17815.54%
Some College279,74518.65%
Associates Degree122,0878.14%
Bachelors Degree460,15830.68%
Graduate Degree294,66719.64%

King County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White990,056956,862536,986
Asian251,677222,066145,459
Hispanic110,32778,21027,353
Black83,25972,40220,901
Multiple Races56,63852,73123,908
Other Race41,72025,4136,857
Islander9,6298,6211,327
Native American9,1187,3681,618

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.80%.

King County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,733$61,890$41,867
Less Than High School$24,940$29,261$19,757
High School Grad$33,131$38,016$28,080
Some College$40,741$48,961$34,421
Bachelors Degree$64,773$82,275$51,313
Graduate Degree$84,705$105,989$65,356

$51,733

Average Earnings

$61,890

Average Male

$41,867

Average Female

King County, Washington Language

King County, Washington Language by Age

King County, Washington Language

73.26% of King County, Washington residents speak only English, while 26.74% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 11.35% of the population.

King County, Washington Poverty

King County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,284,83388,6056.90%
Hispanic197,50735,45217.95%
Asian346,41034,77610.04%
Black128,26934,39926.82%
Multiple126,75417,69713.96%
Other72,48213,28518.33%
Islander16,1883,39921.00%
Native13,7693,13022.73%

10.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.49%

Male Poverty Rate

10.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in King County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in King County, Washington is Black, with 26.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in King County, Washington is White, with 6.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.43%.

King County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.02%
High School12.30%
Some College9.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.90%

King County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.30%
Male Unemployed28.27%
Female Employed5.70%
Male Employed4.24%

King County, Washington Income

King County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$83,571$113,252
Families$105,512$136,983
Married Families$122,056$154,703
Non Families$53,702$73,735

King County, Washington Marital Status

King County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

King County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

King County, Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

King County, Washington Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

King County, Washington Veterans

King County, Washington Veterans by War

106,384

Number of Veterans

96,843

Male Veterans

9,541

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam38,072
First Gulf War20,235
Second Gulf War16,522
Korea9,238
World War II5,966

King County, Washington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5426,870
65 to 7426,604
75+23,737
55 to 6420,026
18 to 349,147

King County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White86,1037.48%
Black7,8978.25%
Asian5,7782.03%
Hispanic4,4743.38%
2 or More3,7805.27%
Other1,2142.37%
Indian8788.39%
Hawaiian7346.39%

King County, Washington Veterans by Education

6.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

King County, Washington Employment Status

King County, Washington Employment by Age

69.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

King County, Washington Employment by Race

King County, Washington Employment by Education

Population of Cities in King County, Washington

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Seattle6086597043529569315.72%
Bellevue1278871414001351310.57%
Kent11859312751489217.52%
Renton9190010095390539.85%
Federal Way893069675774518.34%
Kirkland805858770171168.83%
Auburn 7017277472730010.40%
Sammamish5744163773633211.02%
Redmond5431562458814314.99%
Shoreline530315533323024.34%
Burien480725099729256.08%
Bothell 3986744546467911.74%
Issaquah3044037322688222.61%
Des Moines296733117214995.05%
SeaTac269092887319647.30%
Maple Valley2268625698301213.28%
Mercer Island2269925134243510.73%
Kenmore204692235718889.22%
Covington1756520478291316.58%
Tukwila19107200339264.85%
Lake Forest Park12602132666645.27%
Snoqualmie1067013190252023.62%
Woodinville109411200010599.68%
Enumclaw 11092116545625.07%
Newcastle1036811567119911.56%
Milton 7129797084111.80%
Duvall6713770198814.72%
Pacific 660471225187.84%
North Bend5846673989315.28%
Normandy Park633566513164.99%
Black Diamond415143842335.61%
Clyde Hill298832682809.37%
Medina296732462799.40%
Algona301431561424.71%
Carnation1786199520911.70%
Yarrow Point10011096959.49%
Hunts Point3964394310.86%
Beaux Arts Village299326279.03%
Skykomish19720694.57%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990