Population by race

Washington state population by race


Race Population
Total 7,410,578
White 5,880,784
Black 299,883
American Indian Alaska Native 138,078
Asian 652,816
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 58,019
Two or more races 380,998

  • Respondents to the federal census were allowed to check more than one race category for the first time in 2000 thus
    allowing the tabulation of persons of multiple race.
  • Asian's make up the largest minority racial group in 2018 with 8.8 percent of Washington's total population.
  • Non-white racial groups represented 20.6 percent of Washington's population in 2018.

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Last modified: August 20, 2018
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov