Statehood: Nov. 11, 1889 Living in WA Today Population
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Adams Co. Asotin Co. Benton Co. Chelan Co. Clallam Co. Clark Co. Columbia Co. Cowlitz Co. Douglas Co. Ferry Co. Franklin Co. Garfield Co. Grant Co. Grays Harbor Co. Island Co. Jefferson Co. King Co. Kitsap Co. Kittitas Co. Klickitat Co. Lewis Co. Lincoln Co. Mason Co. Okanogan Co. Pacific Co. Pend Oreille Co. Pierce Co. San Juan Co. Skagit Co. Skamania Co. Snohomish Co. Spokane Co. Stevens Co. Thurston Co. Wahkiakum Co. Walla Walla Co. Whatcom Co. Whitman Co. Yakima Co.
Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how Washington has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 NO 1800 NO 1810 NO 1820 NO 1830 NO 1840 NO 1850 1,201 1860 11,594
1870 23,955 1880 75,116 1890 357,232 1900 518,103 1910 1,141,990 1920 1,356,621 1930 1,563,396 1940 1,736,191

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If you still have family living in Washington today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma or Vancouver. Chances are their ancestors came from Germany, Ireland, England, Norway or Sweden. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in Washington, like, Costco, Microsoft, Tacoma General Hospital or Weyerhaeuser. Some of them may enjoy eating a Walla Walla Sweet or Dutch Babies. They probably root for the Seattle Mariners or Seahawks, Washington Huskies or the Washington State Cougars. You might find them hanging out at the coffee shop or visiting North Cascades National Park.

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