This should be good news: Washington state added 400,000 people between July ‘00 and July ‘05. We’ve hit 6.3 million (making us the 14th most populous state), and we’re expected to hit 6.8 million by 2010.
This means Washington (King County) might get an additional seat in Congress when they reapportion the seats after the 2010 census. (Right now, each seat in Congress represents about 630,000 people.)
The article doesn’t say where the growth is concentrated, but I’m guessing King County is the hub.
It sure would be nice if we had some speedy elevated mass transit to go along with all the people.