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Where do Black people live in Washington State?

There are 228,080 Black people in Washington

Here's where we live:

Key Population Facts

  • 228,080 Black or African American people live in Washington State
  • 74% of All Black People in Washington live in King and Pierce Counties
  • Nearly half of the state's Black population lives in King County

    Note: Black people are 6% of the total population of King County.

  • Just over one quarter of the state's Black population lives in Pierce County

    Note: Black people are 7.6% of the total populaiton of Pierce County.

  • About 19 percent of the state's Black population live in another five counties combined -- Snohomish, Spokane, Kitsap, Clark, and Thurston
  • Small numbers of Black people are spread among the remaining 32 counties, accounting for all of the remaining 7.4% of the state's Black population

Source: 2006 County Estimates produced by the Washington State Office of Financial Management, Forecasting Division, March 9, 2007

Note: These estimates apply the Federal Office of Management and Budget Race Categories.

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