Client Data

Client Counts and Service Costs

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We publish aggregate, anonymous statistics about our clients. We include the unduplicated number of clients served (clients are counted once in each category of service they used during the year, and once in the totals), use rates (percent of population receiving services), and direct service expenditures (the amount that goes directly to the client or the person who provided the service, not overhead such as staff that do not work with clients).

Data are updated quarterly. Consequently, you may see slight changes to historic amounts over time.  Counts and dollars for a new year are added by service category as  quality reviews are completed. Generally a new year of numbers for the entire agency is published about January 15 of each year.

Use the blue  hyperlinks below to select your report. By default the report is generated for the most recent year that all data elements are available. Other years can be selected from the ‘fiscal year’ drop down box.

Statewide Data

Data for Washington State reflects statewide use of DSHS services for fiscal years available:

Total DSHS Clients

Fiscal Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014  2015

Total Clients







Percent of Total State Population







Counts of  unique individuals DSHS served each year. Includes Health Care Authority Medical Eligibility and Child Support clients who receive no other DSHS service.

County, Legislative District, City, School District Data


Race/Ethnicity of DSHS Clients

DSHS clients served are displayed in two mutually exclusive categories: White Non-Minority, and Any Minority. Additionally, clients who identified as belonging to one or more minority group are included in the percentage for each group specified. The percentage is a proportion of the total clients served.  


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