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Per RCW 35.13.260 and RCW 35A.14.700, jurisdictions must send annexation paperwork to the Office of Financial Management within 30 days of the annexation effective date. OFM approval is necessary for a city to qualify for revenues related to population.
The purpose of this site is to provide a convenient location where federal and state agencies, local governments, organizations, and members of the public can obtain information about annexations. State agencies that use this site include WSDOT Geographic Services, DOR Tax Payer Account Administration, and DOR Property Tax Division.
Posting on this website does not replace reporting to DOR by counties and cities. RCW requirements are still in effect.
Preliminary county data
The Census Bureau has not released all of the data that OFM needs to fully update the Small Area Demographic Estimates (SADE) and related products. OFM used the 2020 Census data released so far to provide preliminary county-level data updates.
RCW 43.62.030 states that the Office of Financial Management shall annually determine the April 1 populations of all cities and towns of the state. OFM population estimates for cities and towns are used in state program administration and in the allocation of selected state revenues (RCW 43.62.020). Population estimates for counties are used to allocate revenues as specified in RCW 36.13.100 and RCW 43.62.030.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey of the nation's population that provides detailed demographic, housing, social, and economic data—data that used to be collected via the decennial census long form.
Intercensal estimates are estimates that are bracketed on both sides by decennial census or state-certified special census counts. As such, they yield a more consistent series than postcensal estimates which only reference the prior census point.
Click on a tab below to access various 2010 Census data products.