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Spokane ahead of King, Pierce…in census returns

About two-thirds of Spokane County has returned its census forms, which makes it tied for third among Washington counties in the quasi competition to get the forms filled out and turned in.

At the top are Clallam and Jefferson counties, at 70 percent. Next come Spokane and Asotin counties at 67 percent. Must be something about living on the eastern shore of the Puget Sound, because King, Pierce and Snohomish counties are all at 62 percent.

Among cities, Spokane is on top, tied with Olympia and Wenatchee, at 66 percent, so get at the foam hands with the index figure held high.

A list of cities, from the regional Census Bureau office, is inside the blog. It's in no particular order, (OK, it's a very Western Washington view of things with Seattle on top...we'd rearrange them numerically or alphabetically, but it's really not worth the time)


·         63% in Seattle

·         63% in Bellevue

·         60% in Tacoma

·         66% in Olympia

·         60% in Vancouver

·         66% in Spokane

·         66% in Wenatchee

·         65% in Bellingham

·         57% in Kent

·         61% in Bremerton

·         59% in Renton

·         58% in Federal Way

·         58% in Everett

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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