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King County had decade’s third-largest population growth among U.S. counties

Looking southeast towards  the Seattle skyline.  At left lower corner, street going from 10 o’clock to 4 o’clock is Denny Way, street going from 7 o’clock to 1 o’clock is Westlake Ave.  Shot Friday, January 4, 2019.   208811

King County added more people than only two other U.S. counties, which are located in the Sunbelt.

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