OLYMPIA — Washington population grew faster than any time since 2008, reaching an estimated 6,968,200, the state's numbers crunchers reported today.
The Office of Financial Management said the state gained 85,800 new residents between 2013 and 2014, with the majority of the increase coming from people moving into the state, not from Washington residents have little Washington residents.
Spokane County was the fifth fastest-growing county, behind Clark, King, Pierce and Snohomish, and has one of the fastest-growing unincorporated areas. But the city of Spokane was not among the 10 fastest-growing cities, which were Seattle, Bothell, Vancouver, Bellevue, Pasco, Redmond, Renton, Auburn, Kennewick and Sammamish.
Spokane remains the state's second largest city, with about 11,400 people more than Tacoma.
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