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Time Zone: Grant County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Ephrata is the Seat for Grant County.

Grant County was founded in 1909 and was created by taking area from DouglasCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grant had a population of 88,098 people. This is an increase of 17.94% since the last Census (which gave a population of 74,698 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grant represented 1.27% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201089,120+19.31%+1.16% since 2009
200988,098+17.94%+2.9% since 2008
200885,616+14.62%+3.01% since 2007
200074,698The Last Census

More information can be found on the Grant County Census Page for Grant County.


Below are some of the communities located in Grant County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Grant County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Moses Lake   20,08614,95334.33% increase  
Ephrata   7,5696,80811.18% increase  
Quincy   6,1575,04422.07% increase  
Mattawa   3,1992,60922.61% increase  
Warden   2,6492,5444.13% increase  

Websites for Grant County

Official Website:   www.co.grant.wa.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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