- Associated Press - Friday, June 30, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state officials say Seattle is now home to more than 700,000 people.

Seattlepi.com reports (https://goo.gl/hwtLtq ) that the Office of Financial Management released the news Friday while noting that the state is growing at its fastest pace since 2006. The statewide population jumped 1.76 percent from a year ago, mostly because of migration.

As of April 1, there were 7.3 million Washington residents, 713,700 of them in Seattle. The state added 249 people a day on average, while Seattle took in 74 new arrivals daily.

Population growth was concentrated in the five largest urban counties: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane and Clark.

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Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, https://www.seattlepi.com/

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