Washington population tops 7.6 million

Washington population tops 7.6 million
(Kenny Pedersen/ KIRO 7)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington’s population has topped 7.6 million, with growth coming mostly from those moving to the state.

Latest numbers show the state has grown by 109,800 residents over the past year, a 1.5% increase.

Population growth has remained concentrated in the five of the state’s largest metropolitan counties: Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane.

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The top 10 cities for population growth are: Seattle, Vancouver, Redmond, Bellevue, Tacoma, Pasco, Kirkland, Richland, Lacey and Spokane.