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Washington State Population Survey

The Washington State Population Survey (WSPS) was discontinued after 2010 due to budget cuts.

The WSPS has been an important source of data on the health and welfare of Washington families since 1998. The seventh survey was conducted in the Spring of 2010 and focuses primarily on employment, family poverty, in-migration, health, and health insurance coverage.

The Office of Financial Management (OFM) designed the original survey with consultation from a legislative staff advisory group and an extended network of more than 80 local governments and higher education institutions. Gilmore Research Group, a private, independent research company in Seattle, administered the 2010 survey.

Data from the 2010 survey and prior surveys are currently available on our website. Beginning with the 2008 WSPS survey, data are available for Washington State and ten regions within the state. The ten 2008 regions are defined below. Prior to 2008, WSPS data are available for Washington State and eight regions within the state. No data are available for smaller areas or areas other than those described.

Research Briefs - selected analyses using WSPS and other linked data.

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Survey regions

Region Counties
North Sound (1) Island, San Juan, Skagit, Whatcom
West Balance (2) Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum
King (3) King
Other Puget Sound Metro (4) Kitsap, Thurston (prior to 2008 Snohomish and Pierce counties were included)
Clark (5) Clark
East Balance (6) Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman
Spokane (7) Spokane
Yakima-TriCities (8) Benton, Franklin, Yakima
Snohomish (9) Snohomish (not available prior to 2008)
Pierce (10) Pierce (not available prior to 2008)

A map of the State Population Survey regions is also available.

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Last updated: December 3, 2010