Tri-Cities metropolitan area

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Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
Map of Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area
Location of the Tri-Cities MSA in Washington
Country United States
State(s) Washington
Largest city Kennewick (78.896)
Other cities  - Pasco (70,560)
 - Richland (54,248)
 - West Richland (13,746)
 - Prosser (5,714)
 - Connell (5,446)
 - Benton City (3,234)
Area
 • Total 2,942.5 sq mi (7,621 km2)
Highest elevation 3,527 ft (1,075 m)
Lowest elevation 265 ft (81 m)
Population
 • Total 279,116
 • Rank 169th in the U.S.
 • Density 95/sq mi (37/km2)

The Kennewick–Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of Benton and Franklin Counties in Washington State, anchored by the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland (The Tri-Cities). As of April 1, 2016, the Washington State Office of Financial Management, Forecasting Division estimates the population of the metropolitan area to be 279,170,[1] making it the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Washington, after Seattle-Tacoma, Spokane, and Vancouver (Part of the Portland metropolitan area).

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Over 50,000 inhabitants[edit]

10,001 to 50,000 inhabitants[edit]

5,001 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

5,000 inhabitants or fewer[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 13,090
1920 16,780 28.2%
1930 17,089 1.8%
1940 18,360 7.4%
1950 64,933 253.7%
1960 85,412 31.5%
1970 93,406 9.4%
1980 144,469 54.7%
1990 150,033 3.9%
2000 191,822 27.9%
2010 253,340 32.1%
Est. 2015 279,116 10.2%

As of 2015, there were 279,116 people and 94,423 households residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 62% White, 1% Black, 1% Native, 2% Asian, 0% Islander, and 31% Hispanic.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $61,361. The per capita income for the MSA was $26,530.[2]

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