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Biggest Cities in Washington State

Can you name the 23 most populous cities in the state of Washington?
Source: 2021 Census Estimates
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Last updated: May 28, 2022
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First submittedJanuary 14, 2012
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Population
City
733,919
Seattle
229,071
Spokane
219,205
Tacoma
192,169
Vancouver
149,440
Bellevue
134,835
Kent
110,812
Everett
105,905
Spokane Valley
Population
City
105,179
Renton
99,037
Federal Way
96,578
Yakima
92,289
Bellingham
92,107
Kirkland
85,699
Auburn
84,488
Kennewick
78,871
Pasco
Population
City
76,354
Redmond
71,144
Marysville
66,630
Sammamish
63,331
Lakewood
61,929
Richland
57,918
Shoreline
55,919
Olympia
46 Comments
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Level 50
Jan 16, 2012
It's good to update my knowledge of my home state. Still missed two. Bit of a shame that the capital didn't make the cut in 2012.
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Level ∞
Jun 1, 2019
Extended the cutoff so that Olympia is on the list.
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Level 59
May 4, 2020
:)
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Level 42
Jan 22, 2012
Missed Marysville and Spokane Valley
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Level 82
Mar 10, 2013
Vancouver's not in Canada?
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Level 91
Jul 21, 2014
Complete opposite end of the state, too. Vancouver, WA is across the border from Portland, OR.
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Level 86
Nov 6, 2018
It's a big pain trying to get Google Map directions from Seattle to Vancouver because it's about equally likely to give you either one.
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Level 82
Dec 1, 2013
Oh, drat. I was hoping this was a quiz on the biggest cities in the District of Columbia. I was all set to ace that one...

I got Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Redmond (Nintendo/Microsoft HQ)... should have gotten Bellevue, that's where my hotel was on my one and only trip to the state.

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Level 48
Apr 19, 2014
I got married in Shoreline. I had no idea it was that big.
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Level 58
Jun 5, 2014
1/20 got seattle
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Level 76
Jun 11, 2014
No Olympia? No SeaTac?
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Level 50
Jun 16, 2014
Nope. Olympia isn't the smallest state capital, but I don't think there are any that are lower on their state's population list. And SeaTac is just a small slice of of the I-5 corridor that happens to have an international airport in it.
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Level 61
May 3, 2022
Yep. Olympia ranks last on their states population list. I cant remember if Jefferson City or Montpelier are next.
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Level 21
Apr 9, 2024
Pierre and Helena too. Carson city is about the same
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2023
Having gone through security inspections at SeaTac, I can confirm that it has a daytime population of >10 million.
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Level 68
Aug 27, 2016
SeaTac isn't really a city I think? I'm not entirely sure if it is or not, but in any case hardly any people live there, it's mostly just the airport. I was surprised that there was no Olympia too, thought the population was over 50k but I guess not!
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Level 41
Dec 1, 2016
Nope, SeaTac is a city now. Sad they couldn't have come up with a better name.
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Level 73
Jul 31, 2014
Once Walla Walla wasn't there, I gave up.
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Level 43
Jan 11, 2021
I'm kinda glad it wasnt on there because I completely forgot the name of it
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Level 40
Aug 7, 2015
The curse of being from Washington, couldn't think of all the big cities because all the names of little towns kept popping into my head. Of course, I haven't lived there in years, and it was eastern and central, at that.
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Level 60
Jan 12, 2016
It's hard to believe there are more people in Marysville than Olympia but Google says that Olympia's population is only 48,000+
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Level 21
Feb 18, 2023
it's true
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2016
Vancouver in Washington? I do not think so.
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Level 68
Aug 27, 2016
it's in southern Washington, right across the WA/OR border from Portland. not the same thing as the one in Canada.
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2020
I know my comment is four and a half years late, but you're literally taking this quiz on a computer (or smartphone). Instead of commenting on your non-belief in a Vancouver in Washington, why didn't you just go to Google and type in "Vancouver, WA?" Or were you being sarcastic? It's impossible to tell, this being 2020 and all. Please, let this year be over in a couple days...
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Level 71
May 2, 2021
Okay... It looks like I shouldn't say any jokes anymore.
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Level 68
Aug 27, 2016
18/20, only missed Lakewood and Pasco
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Level 55
Jul 1, 2017
I feel dumb for not getting some of these...
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Level 67
May 28, 2018
100% for my home state.
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Level 62
Jan 23, 2019
The quiz is really out of date. Since several of the cities in Washington State have passed others. Here is one I found on google but it isn't listed on jet punk yet it is a jet punk quiz.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/313201/wa-state-25-largest-cities

Wonder why I can't find it on jet punk when I run a search. Maybe update this quiz. Seattle, Kent, Federal Way and other cities have jumped others or grown.

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Level 58
Aug 22, 2019
2/24 Knowing Seattle and Olympia for a foreigner is not bad
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Level 43
Aug 23, 2019
Vancouver, WA is in pretty much as far from Vancouver, CAN as you can be in Washington
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2020
Well, yeah, on I-5, at least. The two Vancouvers are just over 300 miles apart straight north/south. However, the farthest city (town) in Washington from Vancouver, BC is probably Rogersburg, which is in the far southeast corner of the state and is about 480 miles away. Is that important? No. But your comment made me want to look it up and now I know it, so I figured I'd share.
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Level 75
Aug 24, 2019
I thought sure the naval base would put Bremerton on here, but after looking it up I see it only has around 40,000.
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Level 50
May 21, 2022
I was just in Bremerton in summer of 2021, Bremerton and that area (also Poulsbo, Silverdale, Gig Harbor, etc.) it's really a nice portion of the state
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Level 52
Jul 6, 2020
23/23 Yay!
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Level 23
Nov 14, 2020
9 from Poland. I only know bigger cities from metropolitan areas.
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Level 29
Apr 8, 2021
From Quebec, and got all but 3. To be fair, I've been to Bellingham and Marysville but not any further south.
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Level 55
Jun 12, 2021
I was a bit surprised to not see Port Angeles and Walla Walla.
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Level 55
Jul 27, 2022
I am surprised not more people knew about kirkland -- aka costco brand.
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Level 69
Jul 27, 2022
When I was first introduced to the Costco house brand, I was confused, because the only Kirkland I knew at that time was in Quebec.
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Level 28
Sep 14, 2022
Let's go Renton!!!!!
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Level 19
Sep 14, 2023
How do you get a individual map of any state with counties and place dot's on it? On the dot placer there's a map of the US but it's the whole country
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Level 61
Jan 8, 2024
Am I the only one who thought Olympia was way further north? I could've sworn it was on the peninsula. I didn't put it because of this and I knew it had a smaller population. One of the ten jetpunk commandments has gotta be always type in an answer, even if you don't think it's right. Especially when you give up in 30 seconds after typing six cities like I did.
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Level 67
Feb 11, 2024
My eyes glazed over looking at the orange dots for Seattle's suburbs, the same way they always did when I had to drive through them!
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Level 46
May 10, 2024
Do the Biggest Cities in Utah quiz there is 1 that isn't in a tiny little area.