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OFM produces annual population estimates for ‘special areas’ required by statue. Special areas include highway urban areas, public transportation benefit areas, and the thermal electric generating facility area. The special area estimates are based on data produced by the Small Area Estimate Program using GIS-based spatial interpolation procedures.
Click on a tab below to access geographic data. Some of the data files are large and may require additional time to download.
Small Area Estimates Program (SAEP) estimates are meant to provide a consistent set of small area population and housing data for statewide applications. SAEP estimates are generated for census areas and other areas of statewide significance.
Small area estimates program: GIS shapefiles for select census geographic areas and other areas of statewide significance. Includes annual population and housing estimates from 2010 onwards.
These detailed demographic profiles are based on the 2010 Census Summary File 2 product which contains detailed demographic information for up to 331 different race/ethnic groups (250 in the case of Washington state). Summary File 2 includes information on age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, and group quarters. Data are available for geographic entities that have at least 100 persons in a specific race/ethnic group.
All race/ethnic groups that meet the minimum population threshold of 100 persons are included in each demographic profile.
An asterisk (*) denotes that the area does not meet the minimum population threshold of 100 persons for any single race/ethnic group.
Note: Detailed demographic profiles for urban areas consisting of state parts (e.g., Lewiston, ID--WA Urbanized Area) can be accessed from this page.