For the first time since the “Boeing Bust” of 1971-1972, King County saw its population drop. From July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021, the county lost 20,000 people, a dip of about .9%.
King County not only grew for 49 straight years, but it was also among the nation’s fastest growing counties between 2010 and 2019. During that decade, King County grew by 320,000 people.
Was this population dip solely a Covid-19 phenomenon or will the county see continued population loss? We will have to wait and see.