Population by race

Washington state population by race

OFM 2016

Race Population
Total 7,183,700
White 5,774,206
Black 285,904
Native American Alaska Native 132,037
Asian Pacific Islander 643,090
Two or more races 348,463

OFM 2016

  • Respondents to the federal census were allowed to check more than one race category for the first time in 2000 thus allowing the tabulation of persons of multiple race.
  • Asian and Pacific Islanders make up the largest minority racial group in 2016 with 9.0 percent of Washington's total population.
  • Non-white racial groups represented 19.6 percent of Washington's population in 2016.

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Last modified: August 16, 2017
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov