New census figures show the changing face of the state
Facts about the state: A sampling of facts about the state from the 2010 Census data released Wednesday:
Washington’s smallest town: The Grant County town of Krupp, in the center of Eastern Washington, remained the smallest with 48 people.
Fastest-growing larger city (20,000 or more people): Lake Stevens in Snohomish County grew by 341 percent, from 6,361 people in 2000 to 28,069 in 2010, with some of the growth through annexation.
Slowest-growing larger city (20,000 or more): Lakewood, in Pierce County, held steady with about 58,000 residents.
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Fastest-growing smaller city or town: In Snoqualmie, in East King County, the population almost quintupled, to 10,670 residents.
Slowest-growing smaller city or town: In the easternmost part of the state, the population declined 34 percent in the Whitman County town of Lamont, to 70 people.
City or town of any size with the lowest rate of children: Starbuck in Columbia County, where only 11 percent of the 129 residents are younger than 18.
City or town of any size with the highest rate of children: Granger in Yakima County, where 43 percent of the 3,200 residents are younger than 18.
Fastest-growing minority group statewide: Latinos, whose numbers rose about 71 percent, from 441,509 in 2000 to 755,790 in 2010.
Slowest-growing minority group statewide: The Native American population grew by 3.9 percent.
City of at least 20,000 with the highest percentage of minorities: Pasco in Franklin County has a minority population of 61.3 percent.
Least racially diverse city of at least 20,000: Spokane Valley in Spokane County has a minority population of 11.5 percent.
Fastest-growing county: Franklin County in southeast Washington grew by 58.4 percent.
Slowest growing county: Garfield County, also in the state’s southeast corner, saw a population decline of 5.5 percent.
Counties with a majority of Latino residents: Adams, in the state’s southeast corner, had a Latino population of 59.3 percent, while in Franklin County it was 51.2.