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List of Cities in Washington

List of Cities in Washington

List of Cities in Washington

The state of Washington is located in the northwestern United States and is home to nearly 7 million residents. The state’s capital is Olympia, which hosts several government buildings including the Washington State Capitol building. Seattle is also a major economic centre for the state, it’s one of America’s largest ports and home to tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks.

There are more than 70 cities in Washington state with populations ranging from less than 100 people up to over 300,000 residents. Each city in Washington has its own unique culture and charm that makes it unique from other cities around the country. This list will give you an overview of all major cities within our borders: Seattle is the largest city in Washington and one of the most populous cities in the United States. It’s home to over 700,000 people and located on Puget Sound. Seattle’s nickname is “the Emerald City” because it was built around an old-growth forest that was cut down during the early days of European settlement.

Seattle

Seattle is a city of spectacular natural beauty and historical significance.

Seattle has been a major part of the United States history since it was founded in 1851 by Arthur A. Denny and William Bell. It was originally named “Duwamps” after Chief Sealth, the Native American leader who lived in the area. The name was changed to “Seattle” in 1853 when King County was formed and made its seat there.

Today, Seattle is known as one of America’s most important cities for tech companies—which means that if you’re looking for work as a programmer or developer, this is the place to be! The city also has some incredible museums for history buffs like yourself to explore: The Museum of Flight and the Frye Art Museum are just two examples of what you’ll find here.

Spokane

Spokane, Washington is a city in the northwestern part of the state. The city sits on the Spokane River, which flows from the Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound. It’s known as a cultural hub, home to several museums and theaters like the Spokane Opera House and the Bing Crosby Theater.

Tacoma

Tacoma, Washington is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Northwest Washington metropolitan statistical area. Tacoma also serves as the centre of business and industry for the South Sound region.

Tacoma was first settled in 1873 and officially incorporated on November 12, 1875, with a population of 1,500 people as Tacoma City. The city has grown every decade since then and today is one of the fifty largest cities in Washington state.

The historical society says that Tacoma was named after “Tacoma,” which means “saltwater” in the native language of the region’s original inhabitants, related to other Native American tribes with names ending with -poma or -pama.

Vancouver

Vancouver, Washington is a city located in the northwest corner of the state. It’s known for being home to lots of dog lovers, and also for its proximity to Mount St. Helens.

Vancouver was founded by Arthur A. Denny and William Bell in 1845 and incorporated in 1893.

List of Cities in Washington, in Alphabetical Order

Name County sq mi km
Aberdeen Grays Harbor 10.65 27.6
Airway Heights Spokane 5.12 13.3
Algona King 1.30 3.4
Anacortes Skagit 11.76 30.5
Arlington Snohomish 9.30 24.1
Asotin Asotin 1.05 2.7
Auburn King Pierce 29.62 76.7
Bainbridge Island Kitsap 27.61 71.5
Battle Ground Clark 7.86 20.4
Bellevue King 33.48 86.7
Bellingham Whatcom 27.07 70.1
Benton City Benton 2.43 6.3
Bingen Klickitat 0.62 1.6
Black Diamond King 6.56 17.0
Blaine Whatcom 5.63 14.6
Bonney Lake Pierce 7.94 20.6
Bothell King Snohomish 12.10 31.3
Bremerton Kitsap 28.42 73.6
Brewster Okanogan 1.19 3.1
Bridgeport Douglas 1.05 2.7
Brier Snohomish 2.13 5.5
Buckley Pierce 3.87 10.0
Burien King 10.06 26.1
Burlington Skagit 4.25 11.0
Camas Clark 13.74 35.6
Carnation King 1.16 3.0
Cashmere Chelan 1.11 2.9
Castle Rock Cowlitz 1.99 5.2
Centralia Lewis 7.49 19.4
Chehalis Lewis 5.53 14.3
Chelan Chelan 6.36 16.5
Cheney Spokane 4.35 11.3
Chewelah Stevens 2.98 7.7
Clarkston Asotin 2.01 5.2
Cle Elum Kittitas 3.82 9.9
Clyde Hill King 1.06 2.7
Colfax Whitman 3.79 9.8
College Place Walla Walla 2.68 6.9
Colville Stevens 2.97 7.7
Connell Franklin 7.87 20.4
Cosmopolis Grays Harbor 1.33 3.4
Covington King 5.81 15.0
Davenport Lincoln 1.82 4.7
Dayton Columbia 1.43 3.7
Deer Park Spokane 6.89 17.8
Des Moines King 6.50 16.8
DuPont Pierce 5.86 15.2
Duvall King 2.45 6.3
East Wenatchee Douglas 3.80 9.8
Edgewood Pierce 8.41 21.8
Edmonds Snohomish 8.90 23.1
Electric City Grant 1.98 5.1
Ellensburg Kittitas 7.03 18.2
Elma Grays Harbor 1.89 4.9
Entiat Chelan 2.11 5.5
Enumclaw King Pierce 5.16 13.4
Ephrata Grant 10.09 26.1
Everett Snohomish 33.11 85.8
Everson Whatcom 1.31 3.4
Federal Way King 22.27 57.7
Ferndale Whatcom 7.03 18.2
Fife Pierce 5.69 14.7
Fircrest Pierce 1.58 4.1
Forks Clallam 3.91 10.1
George Grant 1.33 3.4
Gig Harbor Pierce 5.95 15.4
Gold Bar Snohomish 1.03 2.7
Goldendale Klickitat 2.52 6.5
Grand Coulee Grant 1.24 3.2
Grandview Yakima 6.23 16.1
Granger Yakima 1.79 4.6
Granite Falls Snohomish 2.19 5.7
Harrington Lincoln 0.38 0.98
Hoquiam Grays Harbor 9.08 23.5
Ilwaco Pacific 2.10 5.4
Issaquah King 11.41 29.6
Kahlotus Franklin 0.47 1.2
Kalama Cowlitz 2.77 7.2
Kelso Cowlitz 8.14 21.1
Kenmore King 6.17 16.0
Kennewick Benton 26.87 69.6
Kent King 33.76 87.4
Kettle Falls Stevens 1.12 2.9
Kirkland King 17.82 46.2
Kittitas Kittitas 0.73 1.9
La Center Clark 2.21 5.7
Lacey Thurston 16.06 41.6
Lake Forest Park King 3.53 9.1
Lake Stevens Snohomish 8.88 23.0
Lakewood Pierce 17.18 44.5
Langley Island 1.08 2.8
Leavenworth Chelan 1.23 3.2
Liberty Lake Spokane 6.14 15.9
Long Beach Pacific 1.35 3.5
Longview Cowlitz 14.54 37.7
Lynden Whatcom 5.26 13.6
Lynnwood Snohomish 7.85 20.3
Mabton Yakima 0.81 2.1
Maple Valley King 5.73 14.8
Marysville Snohomish 20.69 53.6
Mattawa Grant 0.74 1.9
McCleary Grays Harbor 2.05 5.3
Medical Lake Spokane 3.40 8.8
Medina King 1.45 3.8
Mercer Island King 6.32 16.4
Mesa Franklin 1.64 4.2
Mill Creek Snohomish 4.66 12.1
Millwood Spokane 0.70 1.8
Milton Pierce King 2.62 6.8
Monroe Snohomish 6.05 15.7
Montesano Grays Harbor 10.58 27.4
Morton Lewis 0.82 2.1
Moses Lake Grant 17.84 46.2
Mossyrock Lewis 0.68 1.8
Mount Vernon Skagit 12.24 31.7
Mountlake Terrace Snohomish 4.06 10.5
Moxee Yakima 2.20 5.7
Mukilteo Snohomish 6.34 16.4
Napavine Lewis 2.38 6.2
Newcastle King 4.45 11.5
Newport Pend Oreille 1.35 3.5
Nooksack Whatcom 0.71 1.8
Normandy Park King 2.52 6.5
North Bend King 4.37 11.3
North Bonneville Skamania 2.41 6.2
Oak Harbor Island 9.65 25.0
Oakville Grays Harbor 0.50 1.3
Ocean Shores Grays Harbor 8.51 22.0
Okanogan Okanogan 1.99 5.2
Olympia Thurston 17.82 46.2
Omak Okanogan 3.46 9.0
Oroville Okanogan 1.64 4.2
Orting Pierce 2.73 7.1
Othello Adams 3.81 9.9
Pacific King Pierce 2.41 6.2
Palouse Whitman 1.08 2.8
Pasco Franklin 31.46 81.5
Pateros Okanogan 0.49 1.3
Pomeroy Garfield 1.78 4.6
Port Angeles Clallam 10.70 27.7
Port Orchard Kitsap 9.68 25.1
Port Townsend Jefferson 6.98 18.1
Poulsbo Kitsap 4.74 12.3
Prescott Walla Walla 0.40 1.0
Prosser Benton 4.55 11.8
Pullman Whitman 9.88 25.6
Puyallup Pierce 14.11 36.5
Quincy Grant 4.98 12.9
Rainier Thurston 1.73 4.5
Raymond Pacific 4.06 10.5
Redmond King 16.47 42.7
Renton King 23.37 60.5
Republic Ferry 1.59 4.1
Richland Benton 38.56 99.9
Ridgefield Clark 7.08 18.3
Ritzville Adams 1.70 4.4
Rock Island Douglas 0.62 1.6
Roslyn Kittitas 4.37 11.3
Roy Pierce 0.49 1.3
Royal City Grant 1.35 3.5
Ruston Pierce 0.26 0.67
Sammamish King 18.41 47.7
SeaTac King 10.03 26.0
Seattle King 83.84 217.1
Sedro-Woolley Skagit 3.93 10.2
Selah Yakima 4.51 11.7
Sequim Clallam 6.31 16.3
Shelton Mason 5.76 14.9
Shoreline King 11.67 30.2
Snohomish Snohomish 3.46 9.0
Snoqualmie King 7.22 18.7
Soap Lake Grant 1.30 3.4
South Bend Pacific 1.63 4.2
Spangle Spokane 0.36 0.93
Spokane Spokane 68.73 178.0
Spokane Valley Spokane 37.71 97.7
Sprague Lincoln 0.63 1.6
Stanwood Snohomish 2.82 7.3
Stevenson Skamania 1.65 4.3
Sultan Snohomish 3.15 8.2
Sumas Whatcom 1.48 3.8
Sumner Pierce 7.51 19.5
Sunnyside Yakima 6.63 17.2
Tacoma Pierce 49.73 128.8
Tekoa Whitman 1.14 3.0
Tenino Thurston 1.44 3.7
Tieton Yakima 0.82 2.1
Toledo Lewis 0.40 1.0
Tonasket Okanogan 0.80 2.1
Toppenish Yakima 2.11 5.5
Tukwila King 9.17 23.8
Tumwater Thurston 14.32 37.1
Union Gap Yakima 5.06 13.1
University Place Pierce 8.43 21.8
Vader Lewis 0.93 2.4
Vancouver Clark 46.78 121.2
Waitsburg Walla Walla 1.12 2.9
Walla Walla Walla Walla 12.80 33.2
Wapato Yakima 1.17 3.0
Warden Grant 2.66 6.9
Washougal Clark 5.47 14.2
Wenatchee Chelan 7.86 20.4
West Richland Benton 21.97 56.9
Westport Grays Harbor 3.68 9.5
White Salmon Klickitat 1.24 3.2
Winlock Lewis 1.29 3.3
Woodinville King 5.60 14.5
Woodland Cowlitz Clark 4.05 10.5
Woodway Snohomish 1.11 2.9
Yakima Yakima 27.63 71.6
Yelm Thurston 5.68 14.7
Zillah Yakima 1.85 4.8

Brewster

Brewster is a city in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,859 at the 2010 census. Brewster was founded in 1906 by Frank Brewster and his wife Catherine.

Bremerton

Bremerton is the largest city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. It is considered a suburb of Seattle and is more densely populated than its surrounding county. The population was 39,051 at the 2010 census. Bremerton is bordered by Sinclair Inlet to the west and the Puget Sound to the east.

Bremerton has been home to Naval Base Kitsap since it was founded in 1943; it houses nuclear submarines belonging to nine different fleets of navies from around the globe. The base employs over 23,000 military personnel and 7,000 civilian workers along with their families; this makes up approximately one-quarter of Bremerton’s population (about 14%).

Bothell

Bothell is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 33,713 at the 2010 census. Bothell’s City Hall, public library, and skate park are located adjacent to the new I-405 freeway that was completed across northern King County in 2009.

Bothell is located just north of Marysville and west of Edmonds. It shares borders with Kenmore and Lake Forest Park to its east; Woodway and Brier to its south; Covington, Maple Valley and Maplewood Village to its west; as well as Newcastle Beach Park on Lake Washington to the north (the latter being part of unincorporated King County).

Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 10,977 at the 2010 census. Bonney Lake is located near Mount Rainier National Park and Eatonville. It is home to many parks and recreational areas including Twin Lakes City Park and Olmstead Point Park on the shore of Lake Tapps (just outside city limits) as well as a skate park on South Prairie Road.

The city also hosts an annual Spudfest celebration every July with food vendors, live music and fireworks over Lake Tapps at dusk.

Benton City

Benton City is a city in Benton County, Washington, United States. It was incorporated on January 31, 2017. As of 2019 it had a population of 1,843 people.

Benton City is located on the western edge of central Washington state at (47.788361, -119.622225). The elevation of the municipal center is approximately 1,269 feet above sea level; average elevation within the entire city limits is approximately 1,300 feet above sea level. Nestled between the Spokane River and Rattlesnake Ridge to the east and mountains to its west across Interstate 90/US 395 just north of Yakima at exit 74 or exit 75 depending on which direction one travels along Interstate 90/US 395 heading towards Portland Oregon via Umtanum Road towards Umtanum Pass from Kennewick or northbound from Richland Southbound along US395 towards Richland State Route 240 toward Benton City

Anacortes

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington. It’s the northernmost city on the mainland of the United States, with a population of around 12,000 people. The name Anacortes was given by Captain George Vancouver during his 1792 voyage to survey the Pacific Northwest coast. He named it after a shipmate who died while they were circumnavigating South America in 1790.

Anacortes was incorporated as a city on October 13th 1891 and has its roots as an important port for coal and lumber shipped from Whatcom County (the region surrounding Bellingham). Today Anacortes is known as “The Gateway to Discovery” because of its location near many outdoor recreation destinations such as Mt Baker Ski Area, Deception Pass State Park and San Juan Islands National Monument/Protectorate (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Arlington

Arlington is a city in the U.S. state of Washington, located approximately 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Seattle. The population was estimated at 71,400 in 2016, up from 68,827 in 2010 census. Arlington forms part of the Seattle metropolitan area’s central suburban communities, together with Issaquah and Lake Tapps to its east; Kirkland and Sammamish to its southeast; Mercer Island across Lake Washington to its south; and Kenmore on Puget Sound’s shoreline northwest of the city core.

Asotin

Asotin is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,932 at the 2010 census. The city is named after the Asotin tribe of Native Americans, who lived in the area before white settlement.

Largest 10 Cities in Washington by Population

Rank Name 2022 Pop.  Area (mi²)
1 Seattle 762,687 83.86
2 Spokane 233,003 68.76
3 Tacoma 223,536 49.76
4 Vancouver 196,739 48.74
5 Bellevue 157,752 33.46
6 Kent 145,424 33.75
7 Everett 112,151 33.2
8 Renton 109,957 23.43
9 Spokane Valley 105,620 37.72
10 Federal Way 103,374 22.3
11 Kirkland 100,853 17.81

What are the major cities in Washington?

The capital city is Olympia and its largest city is Seattle. Other major cities include Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, and Everett.

What is the capital of Washington?

The state capital is Olympia, which is where you’ll find the state capital building. Olympia is also home to many government offices, including those of the superintendent of public instruction, Washington secretary of state, and attorney general for Washington State.

What is the fastest-growing city in Washington?

We looked at population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for all cities with populations over 5,000 in Washington, and then calculated the rate of growth for each city between 2010 and 2020. Here are our results:

  1. Seattle
  2. Kent
  3. Kirkland
  4. Bellevue
  5. Vancouver

What is the fastest shrinking city in Washington?

The fastest-shrinking city in Washington is Bellingham.

Conclusion

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List of Cities in Washington
List of Cities in Washington