Place:Spokane, Washington, United States

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Spokane County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census the population was 471,221, making it the fourth-most populous county in Washington state. The largest city and county seat is Spokane, the second largest city in the state, behind Seattle.

Spokane County was formed on January 29, 1858. It was annexed by Stevens County on January 19, 1864, and re-created on October 30, 1879. It is named after the Spokane tribe.

Spokane County comprises the Spokane, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1878 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1879 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1879 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 4,262
1890 37,487
1900 57,542
1910 139,404
1920 141,289
1930 150,477
1940 164,652
1950 221,561
1960 278,333
1970 287,487
1980 341,835
1990 361,364

Note: Areas shown for 1850 were then in Oregon Territory. Total for 1890 includes population (7,842) of certain Indian reservations not reported by county.. The first Spokane County was renamed Stevens in 1864. The present Spokane County was formed from Stevens after 1870.

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