Puget Sound Regional Council

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Current Population   2000 2010 2016
King County   1,737,000 1,931,200 2,105,100
Kitsap County   232,000 251,100 262,600
Pierce County   700,800 795,200 844,500
Snohomish County   606,000 713,300 772,900
Region Total   3,275,800 3,690,900 3,985,100

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 2016
King County   817 913 995
Kitsap County   586 636 665
Pierce County   417 476 506
Snohomish County   290 342 370
Region   528 592 636

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

         
Population Change by Component   2000-10    2010-16 2015-16
Total population change   415,100   294,100 86,300
– Natural increase   229,900   140,500 23,700
— Births   460,200   292,000 50,400
— Deaths   230,300   151,500 26,700
– Net migration   185,200   153,600 62,600

Source: WA State Office of Financial Management

         
Population by Sex and Age 2000 2010 2015 Margin of Error
Total Population 3,275,800 3,690,942 3,993,711 Controlled est.
% Female 50.1% 49.8% 50.0% +/- 0.0%
% Male 49.9% 50.2% 50.0% +/- 0.0%
% 0 to 4 years 6.5% 6.5% 6.2% +/- 0.0%
% 5 to 17 years 18.2% 16.4% 15.6% +/- 0.2%
% 18 to 39 years 33.8% 31.6% 32.0% +/- 0.3%
% 40 to 64 years 31.3% 34.6% 33.4% +/- 0.3%
% 65 to 84 years 8.9% 9.4% 11.2% +/- 0.2%
% 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 2010 2015 Margin of Error
Total population 3,275,800 3,690,942 3,993,711 Controlled est.
White alone 78.7% 72.7% 70.7% +/- 0.2%
Black or African American alone 4.9% 5.4% 5.5% +/- 0.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.2% 1.1% 0.8% +/- 0.1%
Asian alone 8.2% 11.0% 12.1% +/- 0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.6% 0.8% 0.9% +/- 0.0%
Other alone 2.3% 3.7% 3.4% +/- 0.3%
Two or more races 4.2% 5.4% 6.5% +/- 0.3%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 5.3% 8.8% 9.6% Controlled est.
Not Hispanic or Latino 94.7% 91.2% 90.4% Controlled est.
White alone 76.4% 68.8% 65.7% +/- 0.1%

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

         
Households by Type 2000 2010 2015 Margin of Error
Total households 1,283,984 1,454,695 1,535,712 +/- 5,366
Family households 63.9% 62.7% 63.2% +/- 0.6%
With own children under 18 years 32.0% 31.3% 28.1% +/- 0.5%
Married-couple families 50.1% 47.9% 49.5% +/- 0.7%
With own children under 18 years 23.6% 22.0% 20.7% +/- 0.4%
Female householder, no husband present 9.8% 10.2% 9.5% +/- 0.3%
With own children under 18 years 6.2% 6.7% 5.2% +/- 0.3%
Non-family households 36.1% 37.3% 36.8% +/- 0.6%
Householder living alone 27.4% 28.2% 27.2% +/- 0.6%
65 years and over 7.4% 7.9% 8.7% +/- 0.3%
Average household size 2.49 2.49 2.55 +/- 0.01
Average family size 3.07 3.18 3.23 +/- 0.04

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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