List of cities in Washington

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The government of the U.S. state of Washington recognizes several classifications of municipalities, which can be broadly divided into cities and towns. The vast majority of the state's incorporated places are cities. The following is a complete list of Washington's cities as recognized by state and federal government.

      County seat
      State capital

State of Washington in the United States
Olympia, capital of Washington
Seattle, Washington's largest city
Name County[1] Population
(2012 est.)[2]
Population
(2010)[3]
Land area[3]
Aberdeen Grays Harbor 16,529 16,896 10.65 sq mi (27.6 km2)
Airway Heights Spokane 6,363 6,114 5.63 sq mi (14.6 km2)
Algona King 3,074 3,015 1.29 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Anacortes Skagit 15,928 15,778 11.75 sq mi (30.4 km2)
Arlington Snohomish 18,317 17,926 9.25 sq mi (24.0 km2)
Asotin Asotin 1,270 1,251 1.05 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Auburn King
Pierce[Note 1]
73,505 70,180 29.62 sq mi (76.7 km2)
Bainbridge Island Kitsap 23,263 23,025 27.61 sq mi (71.5 km2)
Battle Ground Clark 18,044 17,571 7.16 sq mi (18.5 km2)
Bellevue King 126,439 122,363 31.97 sq mi (82.8 km2)
Bellingham Whatcom 82,234 80,885 27.08 sq mi (70.1 km2)
Benton City Benton 3,134 3,038 2.46 sq mi (6.4 km2)
Bingen Klickitat 724 712 0.62 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Black Diamond King 4,237 4,151 6.01 sq mi (15.6 km2)
Blaine Whatcom 4,744 4,684 5.63 sq mi (14.6 km2)
Bonney Lake Pierce 17,964 17,374 7.94 sq mi (20.6 km2)
Bothell King
Snohomish[Note 1]
34,651 33,505 12.11 sq mi (31.4 km2)
Bremerton Kitsap 39,251 37,729 28.41 sq mi (73.6 km2)
Brewster Okanogan 2,386 2,370 1.19 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Bridgeport Douglas 2,444 2,409 1.05 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Brier Snohomish 6,251 6,087 2.13 sq mi (5.5 km2)
Buckley Pierce 4,402 4,354 3.87 sq mi (10.0 km2)
Burien King 49,410 33,313 7.42 sq mi (19.2 km2)
Burlington Skagit 8,470 8,388 4.26 sq mi (11.0 km2)
Camas Clark 20,490 19,355 13.49 sq mi (34.9 km2)
Carnation King 1,823 1,786 1.16 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Cashmere Chelan 3,104 3,063 1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Castle Rock Cowlitz 1,983 1,982 1.59 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Centralia Lewis 16,505 16,336 7.42 sq mi (19.2 km2)
Chehalis Lewis 7,298 7,259 5.53 sq mi (14.3 km2)
Chelan Chelan 3,945 3,890 6.29 sq mi (16.3 km2)
Cheney Spokane 11,018 10,590 4.27 sq mi (11.1 km2)
Chewelah Stevens 2,606 2,607 2.98 sq mi (7.7 km2)
Clarkston Asotin 7,283 7,229 2.01 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Cle Elum Kittitas 1,907 1,872 3.82 sq mi (9.9 km2)
Clyde Hill King 3,047 2,984 1.06 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Colfax Whitman 2,839 2,805 3.79 sq mi (9.8 km2)
College Place Walla Walla 8,884 8,765 2.66 sq mi (6.9 km2)
Colville Stevens 4,669 4,673 2.93 sq mi (7.6 km2)
Connell Franklin 5,421 4,209 7.87 sq mi (20.4 km2)
Cosmopolis Grays Harbor 1,643 1,649 1.33 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Covington King 18,298 17,575 5.86 sq mi (15.2 km2)
Davenport Lincoln 1,718 1,734 1.82 sq mi (4.7 km2)
Dayton Columbia 2,509 2,526 1.43 sq mi (3.7 km2)
Deer Park Spokane 3,673 3,652 6.88 sq mi (17.8 km2)
Des Moines King 30,449 29,673 6.50 sq mi (16.8 km2)
DuPont Pierce 8,808 8,199 5.86 sq mi (15.2 km2)
Duvall King 7,183 6,695 2.47 sq mi (6.4 km2)
East Wenatchee Douglas 13,439 13,190 3.80 sq mi (9.8 km2)
Edgewood Pierce 9,501 9,387 8.41 sq mi (21.8 km2)
Edmonds Snohomish 40,400 39,709 8.91 sq mi (23.1 km2)
Electric City Grant 1,004 968 1.70 sq mi (4.4 km2)
Ellensburg Kittitas 18,348 18,174 6.92 sq mi (17.9 km2)
Elma Grays Harbor 3,095 3,107 1.89 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Entiat Chelan 1,129 1,112 2.11 sq mi (5.5 km2)
Enumclaw King
Pierce[Note 1]
11,327 10,669 4.26 sq mi (11.0 km2)
Ephrata Grant 7,916 7,664 10.09 sq mi (26.1 km2)
Everett Snohomish 104,655 103,019 33.45 sq mi (86.6 km2)
Everson Whatcom 2,513 2,481 1.24 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Federal Way King 91,933 89,306 22.26 sq mi (57.7 km2)
Ferndale Whatcom 11,998 11,415 6.61 sq mi (17.1 km2)
Fife Pierce 9,333 9,173 5.68 sq mi (14.7 km2)
Fircrest Pierce 6,579 6,497 1.58 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Forks Clallam 3,552 3,532 3.65 sq mi (9.5 km2)
George Grant 514 501 1.33 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Gig Harbor Pierce 7,549 7,126 5.95 sq mi (15.4 km2)
Gold Bar Snohomish 2,101 2,075 1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Goldendale Klickitat 3,471 3,407 2.52 sq mi (6.5 km2)
Grand Coulee Grant 1,044 988 1.19 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Grandview Yakima 11,012 10,862 6.23 sq mi (16.1 km2)
Granger Yakima 3,298 3,246 1.79 sq mi (4.6 km2)
Granite Falls Snohomish 3,416 3,364 2.18 sq mi (5.6 km2)
Harrington Lincoln 420 424 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
Hoquiam Grays Harbor 8,535 8,726 9.02 sq mi (23.4 km2)
Ilwaco Pacific 936 936 2.10 sq mi (5.4 km2)
Issaquah King 32,633 30,434 11.38 sq mi (29.5 km2)
Kahlotus Franklin 204 193 0.47 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Kalama Cowlitz 2,346 2,344 2.77 sq mi (7.2 km2)
Kelso Cowlitz 11,832 11,925 8.14 sq mi (21.1 km2)
Kenmore King 21,280 20,460 6.15 sq mi (15.9 km2)
Kennewick Benton 75,971 73,917 26.93 sq mi (69.7 km2)
Kent King 122,999 92,411 28.63 sq mi (74.2 km2)
Kettle Falls Stevens 1,593 1,595 1.07 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Kirkland King 50,697 48,787 10.79 sq mi (27.9 km2)
Kittitas Kittitas 1,405 1,381 0.76 sq mi (2.0 km2)
La Center Clark 2,852 2,800 1.27 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Lacey Thurston 43,860 42,393 16.06 sq mi (41.6 km2)
Lake Forest Park King 12,972 12,598 3.53 sq mi (9.1 km2)
Lake Stevens Snohomish 29,104 28,069 8.88 sq mi (23.0 km2)
Lakewood Pierce 58,852 58,163 17.17 sq mi (44.5 km2)
Langley Island 1,041 1,035 1.08 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Leavenworth Chelan 1,993 1,965 1.23 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Liberty Lake Spokane 7,889 7,591 6.14 sq mi (15.9 km2)
Long Beach Pacific 1,393 1,392 1.35 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Longview Cowlitz 36,458 36,648 14.48 sq mi (37.5 km2)
Lynden Whatcom 12,605 11,951 5.17 sq mi (13.4 km2)
Lynnwood Snohomish 36,275 35,836 7.84 sq mi (20.3 km2)
Mabton Yakima 2,324 2,286 0.80 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Maple Valley King 24,171 22,684 5.72 sq mi (14.8 km2)
Marysville Snohomish 62,402 60,020 20.68 sq mi (53.6 km2)
Mattawa Grant 4,543 4,437 0.74 sq mi (1.9 km2)
McCleary Grays Harbor 1,647 1,653 2.05 sq mi (5.3 km2)
Medical Lake Spokane 4,940 5,060 3.40 sq mi (8.8 km2)
Medina King 3,029 2,969 1.44 sq mi (3.7 km2)
Mercer Island King 23,661 22,699 6.32 sq mi (16.4 km2)
Mesa Franklin 518 489 1.64 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Mill Creek Snohomish 18,671 18,244 4.67 sq mi (12.1 km2)
Millwood Spokane 1,797 1,786 0.70 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Milton Pierce
King[Note 1]
7,048 6,968 2.51 sq mi (6.5 km2)
Monroe Snohomish 17,503 17,304 6.05 sq mi (15.7 km2)
Montesano Grays Harbor 3,962 3,976 10.41 sq mi (27.0 km2)
Morton Lewis 1,132 1,126 0.82 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Moses Lake Grant 21,182 20,366 15.75 sq mi (40.8 km2)
Mossyrock Lewis 764 759 0.68 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Mount Vernon Skagit 32,287 31,743 12.30 sq mi (31.9 km2)
Mountlake Terrace Snohomish 20,198 19,909 4.06 sq mi (10.5 km2)
Moxee Yakima 3,361 3,308 1.69 sq mi (4.4 km2)
Mukilteo Snohomish 20,605 20,254 6.40 sq mi (16.6 km2)
Napavine Lewis 1,778 1,766 2.38 sq mi (6.2 km2)
Newcastle King 10,792 10,380 4.45 sq mi (11.5 km2)
Newport Pend Oreille 2,116 2,126 1.07 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Nooksack Whatcom 1,355 1,338 0.70 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Normandy Park King 6,504 6,335 2.52 sq mi (6.5 km2)
North Bend King 6,030 5,731 4.27 sq mi (11.1 km2)
North Bonneville Skamania 963 956 2.41 sq mi (6.2 km2)
Oak Harbor Island 22,260 22,075 9.42 sq mi (24.4 km2)
Oakville Grays Harbor 682 684 0.50 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Ocean Shores Grays Harbor 5,622 5,569 8.51 sq mi (22.0 km2)
Okanogan Okanogan 2,568 2,552 1.95 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Olympia Thurston 47,698 46,478 17.82 sq mi (46.2 km2)
Omak Okanogan 4,881 4,845 3.50 sq mi (9.1 km2)
Oroville Okanogan 1,698 1,686 1.64 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Orting Pierce 6,872 6,746 2.73 sq mi (7.1 km2)
Othello Adams 7,532 7,364 3.81 sq mi (9.9 km2)
Pacific King
Pierce[Note 1]
6,838 6,606 2.42 sq mi (6.3 km2)
Palouse Whitman 1,011 998 1.08 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Pasco Franklin 65,398 59,781 30.50 sq mi (79.0 km2)
Pateros Okanogan 673 667 0.49 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Pomeroy Garfield 1,422 1,425 1.78 sq mi (4.6 km2)
Port Angeles Clallam 19,056 19,038 10.70 sq mi (27.7 km2)
Port Orchard Kitsap 11,680 11,144 7.24 sq mi (18.8 km2)
Port Townsend Jefferson 9,117 9,113 6.98 sq mi (18.1 km2)
Poulsbo Kitsap 9,393 9,200 4.67 sq mi (12.1 km2)
Prescott Walla Walla 323 318 0.40 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Prosser Benton 5,799 5,714 4.49 sq mi (11.6 km2)
Pullman Whitman 31,359 29,799 9.88 sq mi (25.6 km2)
Puyallup Pierce 38,147 37,022 13.93 sq mi (36.1 km2)
Quincy Grant 7,013 6,750 4.96 sq mi (12.8 km2)
Rainier Thurston 1,826 1,794 1.73 sq mi (4.5 km2)
Raymond Pacific 2,883 2,882 4.06 sq mi (10.5 km2)
Redmond King 56,561 54,144 16.28 sq mi (42.2 km2)
Renton King 95,448 90,927 23.12 sq mi (59.9 km2)
Republic Ferry 1,093 1,073 1.59 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Richland Benton 51,440 48,058 35.72 sq mi (92.5 km2)
Ridgefield Clark 5,260 4,763 7.08 sq mi (18.3 km2)
Ritzville Adams 1,699 1,673 1.70 sq mi (4.4 km2)
Rock Island Douglas 799 788 0.61 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Roslyn Kittitas 910 893 4.37 sq mi (11.3 km2)
Roy Pierce 803 793 0.49 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Royal City Grant 2,193 2,140 1.35 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Ruston Pierce 759 749 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
Sammamish King 49,069 45,780 18.22 sq mi (47.2 km2)
SeaTac King 27,667 26,909 10.03 sq mi (26.0 km2)
Seattle King 634,535 608,660 83.94 sq mi (217.4 km2)
Sedro-Woolley Skagit 10,636 10,540 3.81 sq mi (9.9 km2)
Selah Yakima 7,333 7,147 4.44 sq mi (11.5 km2)
Sequim Clallam 6,624 6,606 6.31 sq mi (16.3 km2)
Shelton Mason 9,800 9,834 5.76 sq mi (14.9 km2)
Shoreline King 54,352 53,007 11.67 sq mi (30.2 km2)
Snohomish Snohomish 9,275 9,098 3.44 sq mi (8.9 km2)
Snoqualmie King 11,594 10,670 6.40 sq mi (16.6 km2)
Soap Lake Grant 1,550 1,514 1.25 sq mi (3.2 km2)
South Bend Pacific 1,631 1,637 1.62 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Spangle Spokane 280 278 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
Spokane Spokane 209,525 208,916 59.25 sq mi (153.5 km2)
Spokane Valley Spokane 90,641 89,755 37.77 sq mi (97.8 km2)
Sprague Lincoln 441 446 0.63 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Stanwood Snohomish 6,422 6,231 2.82 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Stevenson Skamania 1,473 1,465 1.64 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Sultan Snohomish 4,710 4,651 3.15 sq mi (8.2 km2)
Sumas Whatcom 1,325 1,307 1.48 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Sumner Pierce 9,541 9,451 7.51 sq mi (19.5 km2)
Sunnyside Yakima 16,054 15,858 6.63 sq mi (17.2 km2)
Tacoma Pierce 202,010 198,397 49.72 sq mi (128.8 km2)
Tekoa Whitman 787 778 1.14 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Tenino Thurston 1,724 1,695 1.44 sq mi (3.7 km2)
Tieton Yakima 1,211 1,191 0.82 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Toledo Lewis 729 725 0.40 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Tonasket Okanogan 1,038 1,032 0.80 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Toppenish Yakima 9,017 8,949 2.09 sq mi (5.4 km2)
Tukwila King 19,611 19,107 9.17 sq mi (23.8 km2)
Tumwater Thurston 18,102 17,371 14.32 sq mi (37.1 km2)
Union Gap Yakima 6,060 6,047 5.05 sq mi (13.1 km2)
University Place Pierce 31,562 31,144 8.42 sq mi (21.8 km2)
Vader Lewis 626 621 0.93 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Vancouver Clark 165,489 161,791 46.46 sq mi (120.3 km2)
Waitsburg Walla Walla 1,235 1,217 1.11 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Walla Walla Walla Walla 31,864 31,731 12.80 sq mi (33.2 km2)
Wapato Yakima 5,065 4,997 1.17 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Warden Grant 2,758 2,692 2.58 sq mi (6.7 km2)
Washougal Clark 14,584 14,095 5.42 sq mi (14.0 km2)
Wenatchee Chelan 32,562 31,925 7.77 sq mi (20.1 km2)
West Richland Benton 12,663 11,811 21.92 sq mi (56.8 km2)
Westport Grays Harbor 2,092 2,099 3.70 sq mi (9.6 km2)
White Salmon Klickitat 2,266 2,224 1.22 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Winlock Lewis 1,346 1,339 1.29 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Woodinville King 11,234 10,938 5.60 sq mi (14.5 km2)
Woodland Cowlitz
Clark[Note 1]
5,540 5,509 3.37 sq mi (8.7 km2)
Woodway Snohomish 1,324 1,307 1.11 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Yakima Yakima 93,101 91,067 27.18 sq mi (70.4 km2)
Yelm Thurston 7,121 6,848 5.68 sq mi (14.7 km2)
Zillah Yakima 3,011 2,964 1.78 sq mi (4.6 km2)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The city spans multiple counties. The counties are listed in the order given by GNIS, primary county first.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Domestic and Antarctic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer Download Files: National Federal Codes" (CSV). United States Board on Geographical Names, USGS. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Places, All States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (SUB-EST2011-ALL)" (CSV). Population Estimates: City and Town Totals: Vintage 2011. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.