Other pages about the topic: April 1

Historical estimates of April 1 population and housing for the state, counties, and cities

Intercensal estimates

Intercensal estimates are estimates that are bracketed on both sides by decennial census or state-certified special census counts. As such, they yield a more consistent series than postcensal estimates which only reference the prior census point.

April 1 official population estimates

RCW 43.62.030 states that the Office of Financial Management (OFM) shall annually determine the April 1 populations of all cities and towns of the state.  OFM population estimates for cities and towns are used in state program administration and in the allocation of selected state revenues (RCW 43.62.020).  Population estimates for counties are used to allocate revenues as specified in RCW 36.13.100 and RCW 43.62.030.