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August 2019

Puget Sound adding 188 new residents each day

August 5, 2019

More than 500,000 people have relocated to the four-county Puget Sound region since 2010. In the past year alone, this area welcomed an average of 188 people per day, according to the Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM).

Collectively, the region is home to 4.2 million residents. The past year's gain of 68,740 people was slightly higher than the 2017-2018 period when 67,860 chose to move here, but well below 2015-2016 when 86,320 people made King, Kitsap, Pierce or Snohomish counties their home.

Pierce County added more residents than Snohomish County for the first time since 2011-2012, and was the only county with an increased growth rate (at 1.8%)  when compared with the previous year. That outpaced Snohomish County (up 1.7%), King County (up 1.6%) and Kitsap County (up 1.1%).

The region's total population is now 4.2 million according to OFM. Since 2010, the region has added more than 500,000 new residents.

The four-county central Puget Sound region gained 68,740 people over the last year. The region's total population is now 4.2 million.