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The 2000 Census showed that Grays Harbor County had a population of 67,194 people. This represented 1.14% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Grays Harbor had a population of 71,797 people. This is an increase of 6.85% since the 2000 Census.

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
201072,797+8.34%+1.39% since 2009
200971,797+6.85%+0.49% since 2008
200871,447+6.33%+0.15% since 2007
200771,343+6.17%+0.69% since 2006
200670,854+5.45%+1.01% since 2005
200570,144+4.39%+0.73% since 2004
200469,634+3.63%+0.87% since 2003
200369,036+2.74%+1.06% since 2002
200268,313+1.67%+0.45% since 2001
200168,004+1.21%+1.21% since 2000
200067,194The Last Census

Grays Harbor County had 32,489 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Grays Harbor County has a total area<3> of 2,224 square miles [5,761 km²]. Of this total, 1,916 square miles [4,964 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (13.83%) being water (307.6 square miles [796 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Grays Harbor County had a population density of 35.05 people per square mile [13.53 people/km²], making it the state's 19th most densely populated county (out of 39 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Grays Harbor County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Grays Harbor and the state of Washington.

Click here for the Grays Harbor County QuickFact (QF-53027).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Grays Harbor County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Grays Harbor County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
JeffersonQF-53031   NE29,67625,95314.35%
LewisQF-53041   SE74,74168,6008.95%
MasonQF-53045   NE58,01649,40517.43%
PacificQF-53049   S21,27220,9841.37%
ThurstonQF-53067   E250,979207,35521.04%

The western boundary of the county is on the Pacific Ocean.

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Grays Harbor. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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