Puget Sound Regional Council

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Current Population   2000 2010 2015
King County   1,737,000 1,931,200 2,052,800
Kitsap County   232,000 251,100 258,200
Pierce County   700,800 795,200 830,120
Snohomish County   606,000 713,300 757,600
Region Total   3,275,800 3,690,900 3,898,720

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, WA State Office of Financial Management. Note: 2010 estimates revised based on decennial census data.

         
Forecast Population by Decade 2020 2030 2040
Region Total 4,168,267 4,513,589 4,902,154

Source: PSRC Macroeconomic Forecast

         
Population Per Square Mile   2000 2010 2015
King County   817 913 970
Kitsap County   586 636 654
Pierce County   417 476 497
Snohomish County   290 342 363
Region   528 592 622

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, WA State Office of Financial Management

         
Population Change by Component   2000-10    2010-15 2014-15
Total population change   415,100   207,800 63,300
– Natural increase   229,900   116,800 23,300
— Births   460,200   241,600 49,500
— Deaths   230,300   124,800 26,200
– Net migration   185,200   91,000 39,900

Source: WA State Office of Financial Management

         
Population by Sex and Age 2000 2010 2012 Margin of Error
Total Population 3,275,800 3,690,942 3,807,148 Controlled est.
% Female 50.1% 49.8% 49.9% +/- 0.0%
% Male 49.9% 50.2% 50.1% +/- 0.0%
% 0 to 4 years 6.5% 6.5% 6.0% +/- 0.1%
% 5 to 17 years 18.2% 16.4% 15.9% +/- 0.2%
% 18 to 39 years 33.8% 31.6% 31.7% +/- 0.2%
% 40 to 64 years 31.3% 34.6% 34.3% +/- 0.3%
% 65 to 84 years 8.9% 9.4% 10.2% +/- 0.1%
% 85 years and over 1.3% 1.6% 1.6% +/- 0.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, WA State Office of Financial Management

         
Population by Race and Hispanic Origin 2000 2009 Margin of Error 2010
Total population 3,275,800 3,648,710 Controlled est. 3,690,942
White alone 78.7% 76.0% +/- 0.3% 72.7%
Black or African American alone 4.9% 5.3% +/- 0.2% 5.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.2% 1.0% +/- 0.1% 1.1%
Asian alone 8.2% 10.1% +/- 0.1% 11.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.6% 0.6% +/- 0.0% 0.8%
Other alone 2.3% 2.4% +/- 0.3% 3.7%
Two or more races 4.2% 4.7% +/- 0.2% 5.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 5.3% 7.9% Controlled est. 8.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 94.7% 92.2% Controlled est. 91.2%
White alone 76.4% 71.1% +/- 0.1% 68.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, WA State Office of Financial Management

         
Households by Type 2000 2009 Margin of Error 2010
Total households 1,283,984 1,435,943 +/- 6,907 1,454,695
Family households 63.9% 62.8% +/- 0.8% 62.7%
With own children under 18 years 32.0% 29.4% +/- 0.8% 31.3%
Married-couple families 50.1% 49.1% +/- 0.8% 47.9%
With own children under 18 years 23.6% 21.5% +/- 0.6% 22.0%
Female householder, no husband present 9.8% 9.5% +/- 0.5% 10.2%
With own children under 18 years 6.2% 5.8% +/- 0.4% 6.7%
Non-family households 36.1% 37.2% +/- 0.8% 37.3%
Householder living alone 27.4% 28.6% +/- 0.7% 28.2%
65 years and over 7.4% 7.8% +/- 0.4% 7.9%
Average household size 2.49 2.49 +/- 0.02 2.49
Average family size 3.07 3.17 +/- 0.04 3.18

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Puget Sound Regional Council • 1011 Western Ave, Suite 500 • Seattle, WA 98104 • 206-464-7090