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.
Special note: If you represent a city or town and need information about the April 1 population estimates program or how to connect to the Population Estimate System (PES), please see the following page.
April 1, 2017 press release and data products
- Press release PDF
- Population Trends PDF
- April 1, 2017 population of cities, towns, and counties used for the allocation of selected state revenues PDF | Excel
- Population change and rank Excel
- Components of change
- Housing units Excel
- Historical estimates of population and housing
- Technical information