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King County, WA
Originally named for Vice President William Rufus King, an advocate of slavery. In 1986 the county was renamed for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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King County is one of 39 counties in Washington.

The county is in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 1,777,143. This was an increase of  2.31% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$53,157
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our King County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in King County was $44,135. This was an increase of 28.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 143% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Seattle
Census 2000 highlights: Twelfth largest county in the nation (by population); most populous county in the state; led the state in per-capita income ($40,905 in 1998)

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15% of King County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the King County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in King County include Acacia Memorial Park, Auburn Cemetery, Black Diamond Cemetery, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Cedar Lawns Memorial Park, Crown Hill Cemetery, Eastside Memorial Park, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, Enumclaw Municipal Cemetery, Everest Memorial Park ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in King County include Algona, Auburn, Ballard, Baring, Beacon Hill, Beaux Arts Village, Bellevue, Belltown, Black Diamond, Blue Ridge ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in King County include Antioch University - Seattle, Bastyr University, Bellevue Community College, City University, Cornish College of the Arts, Green River Community College, Highline Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, North Seattle Community College, Northwest University ... View colleges

School districts in King County include Auburn Schools Dist 408, Bellevue Schools Dist 405, Enumclaw Schools Dist 216, Federal Way Schools Dist 210, Highline Schools Dist 401, Issaquah Schools Dist 411, Kent Schools Dist 415, Lake Washington Schools Dist 414, Mercer Island Schools Dist 400, Northshore Schools Dist 417 ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in King County include Algona-Pacific Library, Auburn Public Library, Ballard Neighborhood Library, Beacon Hill Neighborhood Library, Bellevue Regional Library, Black Diamond Library, Bothell Regional Library, Boulevard Park Library, Broadview Community Library, Burien Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in King County include Ballard News-Tribune, Beacon Hill News & South District Journal, Belltown Messenger, Capitol Hill Times, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Federal Way Mirror, Federal Way News, Highline Times-Des Moines News, Issaquah Press, Kirkland Courier ... View newspapers

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Politics

King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our King County political report.

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Travel

Airports in King County include Boeing Field/King County International, Seattle-Tacoma International

Hotels in King County include Ace Hotel, Alexis Hotel, Auburn Days Inn, Auburn Travelodge Suites, Bellevue Club Hotel, Best Value Airport Inn, Best Value Inn Airport Seattle, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western ... More hotels

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King County, WA

Pros: Seattle, of course...

Cons: Urban sprawl gone crazy...

This is a good place to Start a business close to Seattle without paying Seattle taxes or having to deal with Tacoma's crime rate...

General info: Pierce Transit and King County Transit meet here at Federal Way...

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