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

List of cities[edit]

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

25 largest cities in Washington[edit]

Rank City Population
(2015 est.)[5]
Population
(2010)
Change County
1 Seattle 684,451 608,660 +12.45% King
2 Spokane 213,272 208,916 +2.09% Spokane
3 Tacoma 207,948 198,397 +4.81% Pierce
4 Vancouver 172,860 161,791 +6.84% Clark
5 Bellevue 139,820 122,363 +14.27% King
6 Kent 126,952 92,411 +37.38% King
7 Everett 108,010 103,019 +4.84% Snohomish
8 Renton 100,242 90,927 +10.24% King
9 Federal Way 95,171 89,306 +6.57% King
10 Spokane Valley 94,919 89,755 +5.75% Spokane
11 Yakima 93,701 91,067 +2.89% Yakima
12 Kirkland 87,281 48,787 +78.90% King
13 Bellingham 85,146 80,885 +5.27% Whatcom
14 Kennewick 78,896 73,917 +6.74% Benton
15 Auburn 77,006 70,180 +9.73% King
16 Pasco 69,451 59,781 +16.18% Franklin
17 Marysville 66,773 60,020 +11.25% Snohomish
18 Redmond 60,598 54,144 +11.92% King
19 Lakewood 59,829 58,163 +2.86% Pierce
20 Shoreline 55,439 53,007 +4.59% King
21 Richland 54,248 48,058 +12.88% Benton
22 Sammamish 52,253 45,780 +14.14% King
23 Burien 50,467 33,313 +51.49% King
24 Olympia 50,302 46,478 +8.23% Thurston
25 Lacey 46,409 42,393 +9.47% Thurston

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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