Cities in Washington

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This page contains a list of cities in Washington, and other information about local governments.

Washington allows municipal charter cities and counties. There are 39 total counties in Washington. Of those 39:[1]

There are 281 total municipalities in Washington. Of those 281, 270 of them are General law municipalities while the remaining 11 are Home rule charter cities.[1]

Types of local government


Laws governing local ballot measures

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Washington

The availability of initiative varies depending on the classification, form of government, and home rule status of a town, city, or county.

10 most populated cities

List of Most Populated Cities in Washington
City[2] Population City Type Next election
Seattle 620,778 Charter N/A
Spokane 210,103 Charter N/A
Tacoma 200,678 Charter N/A
Vancouver 164,759 Charter N/A
Bellevue 124,798 General law, Optional Code N/A
Kent 120,916 General law, Optional Code N/A
Everett 104,295 Charter N/A
Renton 92,812 General law, Optional Code N/A
Yakima 92,512 Charter N/A
Federal Way 91,085 General law, Optional Code N/A

Full List of Cities

A guide to local ballot initiatives
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As of the 2010 Census, there are 281 incorporated cities and towns in Washington. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.[3]

See also