Puget Sound area population climbs over 4 million

The central Puget Sound region of Snohomish, King, Pierce and Kitsap counties gained another 82,000 people in the last year, reaching a total population well over 4 million as of April 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

This was the second year in a row that population growth exceeding 80,000. The 2.9 percent growth rate that is among the fastest in the nation.

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