The Seattle Times has a story on Washington State’s Census data, freshly out today. Apparently Mercer Island’s population grew by 3% overall. If you dig into the Mercer Island data you’ll see that the real story is the growth of minorities, which was almost 44%.
Click to go to The Seattle Times interactive feature.
In 2000, 22,699 people lived on the Island, about 660 more than in 2000.
The Island is mainly white, at 76%. Asians & Pacific Islanders are by far the largest minority group at 16%, followed by “Two or More Races” at 3.5%.