Washington, Idaho Gain Residents In 2020 Census

Aug 13, 2021

Newly-released 2020 census numbers show Washington has 7.7 million residents, Idaho 1.8 million.
Credit Courtesy of U.S. Census Bureau

New census figures show the population continues to grow in Washington and Idaho and most of their cities and counties. Here's a quick look at the numbers.

Washington is home to about 7.7 million people. Spokane County ranks number four with about 540,000 residents, up nearly 70,000 from 2010.

Growth was slower in eastern Washington’s rural counties. Whitman and Stevens counties added about three thousand apiece. Whitman’s at 48,000, Stevens at 46,000. Ferry County was one of the few to lose people, about 400 to about 7,200.

Spokane checks in at number two among cities, about 217,000, about 4,500 ahead of Tacoma. Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett and Renton are four-through-eight and Spokane Valley number nine at 97,500.

Idaho has more than 1.8 million residents, up nearly 300,000 from 10 years ago.

Kootenai County is home to about 171,000 people, up more than 30,000. It had the third highest rate of growth in the state. Among other North Idaho counties, Bonner County’s up 7,000 to 47,000 people. Latah County checks in at about 40,000

Among cities, Boise is at 235,000 people, up 30,000. Coeur d’Alene has 54,000, up more than 10,000. Post Falls has 38,000, up nearly 11,000. Moscow has 25,000, up more than 1,500. Sandpoint is at 8,600, up about 1,300.