King County, Washington

county in the state of Washington, United States

King County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. The population was 2,188,649 in the 2017 census estimate. King is the most populous county in Washington. The county seat is Seattle,[1] which is the state's largest city.

King County
City Hall Park & King County Courthouse
City Hall Park & King County Courthouse
Map of Washington highlighting King County
Location within the U.S. state of Washington
Map of the United States highlighting Washington
Washington's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 47°28′N 121°50′W / 47.47°N 121.84°W / 47.47; -121.84
Country United States
State Washington
FoundedDecember 22, 1852
Named for
Largest citySeattle
 • Total2,307 sq mi (5,980 km2)
 • Land2,116 sq mi (5,480 km2)
 • Water191 sq mi (490 km2)  8.3%
 • Total1,931,249
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,034/sq mi (399/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional districts1st, 7th, 8th, 9th

King County is one of three Washington counties that are included in the SeattleTacomaBellevue metropolitan statistical area. About two-thirds of King County's population lives in Seattle's suburbs.

References change

  1. "Court Directory: County-City Reference List". Washington Courts. Retrieved 2017-05-07.