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Western Washington, U.S.A.

Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington west of the Cascade Mountains.

It is known as being far wetter in climate than the eastern portion of the state, which is due in main to the effects of the Cascades rain shadow. The estimated population as of July 1, 2006 was 4,987,450 out of Washington's estimated population of 6,395,798. This makes the population comparable to that of Colorado at an estimated 4,601,821. It has a land area of 24,742 square miles, for a population density of 201.58 people per square mile.

Counties of Western Washington

Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom Counties are in Western Washington.

Cities of note

US Census Bureau for Washington



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