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
Seattle, Washington's largest city
Olympia, capital of Washington
Name County[1] Population
(2014 est.)[2]
Population
(2010)[3]
Land area[3]
sq mi km2
Aberdeen Grays Harbor 16,255 16,896 10.65 27.6
Airway Heights Spokane 6,545 6,114 5.12 13.3
Algona King 3,133 3,014 1.30 3.4
Anacortes Skagit 16,232 15,778 11.76 30.5
Arlington Snohomish 18,808 17,926 9.30 24.1
Asotin Asotin 1,290 1,251 1.05 2.7
Auburn King
Pierce[Note 1]
76,347 70,180 29.62 76.7
Bainbridge Island Kitsap 23,293 23,025 27.61 71.5
Battle Ground Clark 18,930 17,571 7.86 20.4
Bellevue King 136,426 122,363 33.48 86.7
Bellingham Whatcom 83,365 80,885 27.07 70.1
Benton City Benton 3,191 3,038 2.43 6.3
Bingen Klickitat 719 712 0.62 1.6
Black Diamond King 4,338 4,151 6.56 17.0
Blaine Whatcom 4,976 4,684 5.63 14.6
Bonney Lake Pierce 18,809 17,374 7.94 20.6
Bothell King
Snohomish[Note 1]
36,567 33,505 12.10 31.3
Bremerton Kitsap 38,572 37,729 28.42 73.6
Brewster Okanogan 2,354 2,370 1.19 3.1
Bridgeport Douglas 2,434 2,409 1.05 2.7
Brier Snohomish 6,434 6,087 2.13 5.5
Buckley Pierce 4,520 4,354 3.87 10.0
Burien King 50,188 33,313 10.06 26.1
Burlington Skagit 8,568 8,388 4.25 11.0
Camas Clark 21,220 19,355 13.74 35.6
Carnation King 1,853 1,786 1.16 3.0
Cashmere Chelan 3,137 3,063 1.11 2.9
Castle Rock Cowlitz 2,140 1,982 1.99 5.2
Centralia Lewis 16,623 16,336 7.49 19.4
Chehalis Lewis 7,261 7,259 5.53 14.3
Chelan Chelan 3,981 3,890 6.36 16.5
Cheney Spokane 11,420 10,590 4.35 11.3
Chewelah Stevens 2,602 2,607 2.98 7.7
Clarkston Asotin 7,359 7,229 2.01 5.2
Cle Elum Kittitas 1,883 1,872 3.82 9.9
Clyde Hill King 3,198 2,984 1.06 2.7
Colfax Whitman 2,828 2,805 3.79 9.8
College Place Walla Walla 8,997 8,765 2.68 6.9
Colville Stevens 4,706 4,673 2.97 7.7
Connell Franklin 5,388 4,209 7.87 20.4
Cosmopolis Grays Harbor 1,589 1,649 1.33 3.4
Covington King 19,134 17,575 5.81 15.0
Davenport Lincoln 1,665 1,734 1.82 4.7
Dayton Columbia 2,460 2,526 1.43 3.7
Deer Park Spokane 3,864 3,652 6.89 17.8
Des Moines King 31,011 29,673 6.50 16.8
DuPont Pierce 9,313 8,199 5.86 15.2
Duvall King 7,639 6,695 2.45 6.3
East Wenatchee Douglas 13,505 13,190 3.80 9.8
Edgewood Pierce 9,749 9,387 8.41 21.8
Edmonds Snohomish 40,896 39,709 8.90 23.1
Electric City Grant 1,018 968 1.98 5.1
Ellensburg Kittitas 18,774 18,174 7.03 18.2
Elma Grays Harbor 3,018 3,107 1.89 4.9
Entiat Chelan 1,154 1,112 2.11 5.5
Enumclaw King
Pierce[Note 1]
11,548 10,669 5.16 13.4
Ephrata Grant 8,031 7,664 10.09 26.1
Everett Snohomish 106,736 103,019 33.11 85.8
Everson Whatcom 2,565 2,481 1.31 3.4
Federal Way King 93,425 89,306 22.27 57.7
Ferndale Whatcom 12,704 11,415 7.03 18.2
Fife Pierce 9,550 9,173 5.69 14.7
Fircrest Pierce 6,658 6,497 1.58 4.1
Forks Clallam 3,717 3,532 3.91 10.1
George Grant 505 501 1.33 3.4
Gig Harbor Pierce 8,375 7,126 5.95 15.4
Gold Bar Snohomish 2,101 2,075 1.03 2.7
Goldendale Klickitat 3,428 3,407 2.52 6.5
Grand Coulee Grant 1,050 988 1.24 3.2
Grandview Yakima 11,140 10,862 6.23 16.1
Granger Yakima 3,394 3,246 1.79 4.6
Granite Falls Snohomish 3,468 3,364 2.19 5.7
Harrington Lincoln 400 424 0.38 0.98
Hoquiam Grays Harbor 8,389 8,726 9.08 23.5
Ilwaco Pacific 905 936 2.10 5.4
Issaquah King 34,056 30,434 11.41 29.6
Kahlotus Franklin 191 193 0.47 1.2
Kalama Cowlitz 2,347 2,344 2.77 7.2
Kelso Cowlitz 11,788 11,925 8.14 21.1
Kenmore King 21,839 20,460 6.17 16.0
Kennewick Benton 77,421 73,917 26.87 69.6
Kent King 125,560 92,411 33.76 87.4
Kettle Falls Stevens 1,592 1,595 1.12 2.9
Kirkland King 85,763 48,787 17.82 46.2
Kittitas Kittitas 1,417 1,381 0.73 1.9
La Center Clark 3,099 2,800 2.21 5.7
Lacey Thurston 45,446 42,393 16.06 41.6
Lake Forest Park King 13,184 12,598 3.53 9.1
Lake Stevens Snohomish 30,284 28,069 8.88 23.0
Lakewood Pierce 59,610 58,163 17.18 44.5
Langley Island 1,052 1,035 1.08 2.8
Leavenworth Chelan 1,979 1,965 1.23 3.2
Liberty Lake Spokane 8,637 7,591 6.14 15.9
Long Beach Pacific 1,346 1,392 1.35 3.5
Longview Cowlitz 36,483 36,648 14.54 37.7
Lynden Whatcom 13,165 11,951 5.26 13.6
Lynnwood Snohomish 36,687 35,836 7.85 20.3
Mabton Yakima 2,303 2,286 0.81 2.1
Maple Valley King 25,125 22,684 5.73 14.8
Marysville Snohomish 65,087 60,020 20.69 53.6
Mattawa Grant 4,579 4,437 0.74 1.9
McCleary Grays Harbor 1,609 1,653 2.05 5.3
Medical Lake Spokane 4,952 5,060 3.40 8.8
Medina King 3,188 2,969 1.45 3.8
Mercer Island King 24,326 22,699 6.32 16.4
Mesa Franklin 491 489 1.64 4.2
Mill Creek Snohomish 19,200 18,244 4.66 12.1
Millwood Spokane 1,776 1,786 0.70 1.8
Milton Pierce
King[Note 1]
7,360 6,968 2.62 6.8
Monroe Snohomish 17,899 17,304 6.05 15.7
Montesano Grays Harbor 3,861 3,976 10.58 27.4
Morton Lewis 1,116 1,126 0.82 2.1
Moses Lake Grant 21,713 20,366 17.84 46.2
Mossyrock Lewis 745 759 0.68 1.8
Mount Vernon Skagit 33,132 31,743 12.24 31.7
Mountlake Terrace Snohomish 20,817 19,909 4.06 10.5
Moxee Yakima 3,784 3,308 2.20 5.7
Mukilteo Snohomish 20,993 20,254 6.34 16.4
Napavine Lewis 1,778 1,766 2.38 6.2
Newcastle King 11,201 10,380 4.45 11.5
Newport Pend Oreille 2,123 2,126 1.35 3.5
Nooksack Whatcom 1,443 1,338 0.71 1.8
Normandy Park King 6,615 6,335 2.52 6.5
North Bend King 6,578 5,731 4.37 11.3
North Bonneville Skamania 971 956 2.41 6.2
Oak Harbor Island 22,306 22,075 9.65 25.0
Oakville Grays Harbor 663 684 0.50 1.3
Ocean Shores Grays Harbor 5,628 5,569 8.51 22.0
Okanogan Okanogan 2,571 2,552 1.99 5.2
Olympia Thurston 49,218 46,478 17.82 46.2
Omak Okanogan 4,848 4,845 3.46 9.0
Oroville Okanogan 1,679 1,686 1.64 4.2
Orting Pierce 7,266 6,746 2.73 7.1
Othello Adams 7,703 7,364 3.81 9.9
Pacific King
Pierce[Note 1]
7,079 6,606 2.41 6.2
Palouse Whitman 1,012 998 1.08 2.8
Pasco Franklin 68,648 59,781 31.46 81.5
Pateros Okanogan 656 667 0.49 1.3
Pomeroy Garfield 1,386 1,425 1.78 4.6
Port Angeles Clallam 19,256 19,038 10.70 27.7
Port Orchard Kitsap 13,266 11,144 9.68 25.1
Port Townsend Jefferson 9,255 9,113 6.98 18.1
Poulsbo Kitsap 9,702 9,200 4.74 12.3
Prescott Walla Walla 309 318 0.40 1.0
Prosser Benton 5,802 5,714 4.55 11.8
Pullman Whitman 31,682 29,799 9.88 25.6
Puyallup Pierce 39,105 37,022 14.11 36.5
Quincy Grant 7,355 6,750 4.98 12.9
Rainier Thurston 1,948 1,794 1.73 4.5
Raymond Pacific 2,787 2,882 4.06 10.5
Redmond King 59,285 54,144 16.47 42.7
Renton King 98,404 90,927 23.37 60.5
Republic Ferry 1,083 1,073 1.59 4.1
Richland Benton 53,019 48,058 38.56 99.9
Ridgefield Clark 6,123 4,763 7.08 18.3
Ritzville Adams 1,671 1,673 1.70 4.4
Rock Island Douglas 792 788 0.62 1.6
Roslyn Kittitas 896 893 4.37 11.3
Roy Pierce 805 793 0.49 1.3
Royal City Grant 2,217 2,140 1.35 3.5
Ruston Pierce 791 749 0.26 0.67
Sammamish King 51,229 45,780 18.41 47.7
SeaTac King 28,126 26,909 10.03 26.0
Seattle King 668,342 608,660 83.84 217.1
Sedro-Woolley Skagit 10,764 10,540 3.93 10.2
Selah Yakima 7,444 7,147 4.51 11.7
Sequim Clallam 6,737 6,606 6.31 16.3
Shelton Mason 9,777 9,834 5.76 14.9
Shoreline King 55,174 53,007 11.67 30.2
Snohomish Snohomish 9,544 9,098 3.46 9.0
Snoqualmie King 12,630 10,670 7.22 18.7
Soap Lake Grant 1,585 1,514 1.30 3.4
South Bend Pacific 1,594 1,637 1.63 4.2
Spangle Spokane 288 278 0.36 0.93
Spokane Spokane 212,052 208,916 68.73 178.0
Spokane Valley Spokane 91,729 89,755 37.71 97.7
Sprague Lincoln 423 446 0.63 1.6
Stanwood Snohomish 6,739 6,231 2.82 7.3
Stevenson Skamania 1,499 1,465 1.65 4.3
Sultan Snohomish 4,769 4,651 3.15 8.2
Sumas Whatcom 1,348 1,307 1.48 3.8
Sumner Pierce 9,677 9,451 7.51 19.5
Sunnyside Yakima 16,140 15,858 6.63 17.2
Tacoma Pierce 205,159 198,397 49.73 128.8
Tekoa Whitman 784 778 1.14 3.0
Tenino Thurston 1,729 1,695 1.44 3.7
Tieton Yakima 1,247 1,191 0.82 2.1
Toledo Lewis 721 725 0.40 1.0
Tonasket Okanogan 1,018 1,032 0.80 2.1
Toppenish Yakima 8,996 8,949 2.11 5.5
Tukwila King 19,920 19,107 9.17 23.8
Tumwater Thurston 18,820 17,371 14.32 37.1
Union Gap Yakima 6,030 6,047 5.06 13.1
University Place Pierce 32,282 31,144 8.43 21.8
Vader Lewis 614 621 0.93 2.4
Vancouver Clark 169,294 161,791 46.78 121.2
Waitsburg Walla Walla 1,196 1,217 1.12 2.9
Walla Walla Walla Walla 31,910 31,731 12.80 33.2
Wapato Yakima 5,051 4,997 1.17 3.0
Warden Grant 2,749 2,692 2.66 6.9
Washougal Clark 14,999 14,095 5.47 14.2
Wenatchee Chelan 33,261 31,925 7.86 20.4
West Richland Benton 13,351 11,811 21.97 56.9
Westport Grays Harbor 2,018 2,099 3.68 9.5
White Salmon Klickitat 2,314 2,224 1.24 3.2
Winlock Lewis 1,308 1,339 1.29 3.3
Woodinville King 11,372 10,938 5.60 14.5
Woodland Cowlitz
Clark[Note 1]
5,708 5,509 4.05 10.5
Woodway Snohomish 1,351 1,307 1.11 2.9
Yakima Yakima 93,357 91,067 27.63 71.6
Yelm Thurston 8,223 6,848 5.68 14.7
Zillah Yakima 3,118 2,964 1.85 4.8

20 largest cities in Washington[edit]

Rank City Population
(2014 est.)[4]
Population
(2010)
Change County
1 Seattle 668,342 608,660 +9.81% King
2 Spokane 212,052 208,916 +1.50% Spokane
3 Tacoma 205,159 198,397 +3.41% Pierce
4 Vancouver 169,294 161,791 +4.64% Clark
5 Bellevue 136,426 122,363 +11.49% King
6 Kent 125,560 92,411 +35.87% King
7 Everett 106,736 103,019 +3.61% Snohomish
8 Renton 98,404 90,927 +8.22% King
9 Federal Way 93,425 89,306 +4.61% King
10 Yakima 93,357 91,067 +2.51% Yakima
11 Spokane Valley 91,729 89,755 +2.20% Spokane
12 Kirkland 85,763 48,787 +75.79% King
13 Bellingham 83,365 80,885 +3.07% Whatcom
14 Kennewick 77,421 73,917 +4.74% Benton
15 Auburn 76,347 70,180 +8.79% King
16 Pasco 68,648 59,781 +14.83% Franklin
17 Marysville 65,087 60,020 +8.44% Snohomish
18 Lakewood 59,610 58,163 +2.49% Pierce
19 Redmond 59,285 54,144 +9.50% King
20 Shoreline 55,174 53,007 +4.09% King

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.

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