Washington Counties - Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods, Maps & Data
There are 39 counties in Washington. All counties are functioning governmental units, each governed by a board of county commissioners except for Clallam, King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties which are each governed by a county council. Six counties, Clallam, King, Pierce, San Juan, Snohomish, and Whatcom, have Home Rule Charters, which among other things, give the counties broad planning powers.
There are 242 county subdivisions in Washington. They are all census county divisions (CCDs), which are delineated for statistical purposes, have no legal function, and are not governmental units. CCDs were first established in Washington for the 1950 census. Prior to 1950, the minor civil divisions included election precincts, townships and/or land survey townships, and American Indian reservations.
Washington Counties - Populated Places in 39 Counties