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King County, Washington

King County Washington
US county information
NameKing County
US Area
Total Area2307 sq mi (5975.1 km2)
Land Area2126 sq mi (5506.3 km2)
Water Area180 sq mi (466.2 km2)
Population1931249 (2010)
Density350.7/km2 (908.3/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 22, 1852
Named forWilliam Rufus King (1852 - 1986)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1986 - Present)
Time zonePacific
Time zonePacific: UTC-8/-7: -8/-7

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King County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. The population in the 2010 census was 1,931,249. King is the most populous county in Washington, and the 14th most populous in the United States.

The county seat is Seattle, which is the state's largest city. About two-thirds of the county's population lives in the city's suburbs. King County ranks among the 100 highest-income counties in the United States.

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