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June 26, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Census: Influx of young guys reverses aging trend in county

King County is suddenly looking a little younger. And more male. For more than a decade, the county’s population — like the nation’s — has been steadily aging as the boomer generation edges toward its golden years. But Census Bureau data released today show a surprising reversal in King County between 2012 and 2013. Even as the U.S. median age…

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June 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Census: King County increasingly dominates state’s population

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This may come as unwelcome news to voters in other parts of Washington: King County has even more weight to throw around in statewide elections now.

The county’s share of Washington’s population rose from 28.7 percent in 2010 to 29.1 percent in 2012, according to recently released data from the Census Bureau.

Not only has King County increased its presence in Washington — it’s also crossed a major population threshold: the county hit the two-million mark in 2012.

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October 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Why Tukwila is No. 1

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Tukwila Station on the light rail (Photo: Seattledude, via Wikimedia Commons)

You don’t hear much about Tukwila.   Just south of Seattle, it’s a small city — only about 19,000 residents and fewer than 10 square miles — and it’s a place that many of us just pass through on I-5 or the light rail.  But here is something to think about next time you do pass through this little place.

According to a recent report from Brown University on the state of racial and ethnic diversity in America, Tukwila is the 11th most diverse city in the United States.  And Tukwila is No. 1 not just in Washington, but the entire Pacific Northwest.

What does “most diverse” mean? 

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