Other pages about the topic: Forecasting & Research

Growth Management Act population projections for counties: 2020 to 2050

2022 projections

OFM is beginning work on the 2022 GMA projection update. Final results are expected December 2022.

State population steadily increases, tops 7.7 million residents in 2021

Washington’s population growth steadily increased by 61,600 people in 2021, launching the state into one of the most unique population estimate years because of delayed census data and COVID-19 impacts. As of April 1, 2021, Washington now tops 7,766,925 residents, with most of the growth concentrated in larger cities across the state.