How small are Washington's smallest towns?

I'm no stranger to small towns. I grew up in a town in Iowa that had about 1,500 people. Everyone knew everyone and you were expected to wave back when you passed oncoming traffic on the roads. We had one main street and the drug store was the biggest commodity we had. Oh, and we had two gas stations. It certainly felt claustrophobic at times and I felt like the only kid there that didn't have cousins that went to school with me.

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Tri-Cities keeps growing.

When I moved to Tri-Cities I was absolutely floored at how big it was. It may seem small to you, but I was overwhelmed at the size of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. While the Tri-Cities continues to grow, small towns and communities continue to shrink across the Evergreen State. I've compiled a list of the ten smallest towns in Washington that have less than 50 people living in them. These are the little communities you would pass when you're traversing the many highways in Washington on your way to bigger cities like Seattle or Spokane. Technically, these aren't actually towns because they're not governed by a municipal government. They're classified as unincorporated communities and census-designated places. I'd imagine the people that live here like the solitude and don't mind the commute to their jobs in other areas.

It's probably nice living in a tiny town.

Could you imagine how nice and quiet it would be to live in one of these communities? It would make the long monthly drive to town for groceries worth it! We've got a lot of variety and a couple of beach towns on our list. As country singer Alan Jackson once sang, "It's alright to be itty bitty."

These Tiny Washington Towns Have Less Than 50 People

You'd be amazed at how many communities in Washington don't even have 50 people. You've probably driven by one or more of these little towns while on a trek across the state and wondered how many people lived there. These numbers are current as of the 2020 Census.

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