Seattle Times[/i] reports;” According to the state Department of Licensing, there are 238,994 concealed-weapons permits in the state, 48,838 in King County.” [i]
Census Data reports; 4,644,912 population of adults 21 and over 2006 (men; 2,289,896 women; 2,355,016)[ii]
Provides that in the State of Washington 1 in 20 adults have a CPL. Assuming that men carry 2 to 1 over women,[iii] then 1 in 15 men have a CPL.
King County population estimate; 1,875,519 (2008)[iv] And under 18 is 21.6% leaving us with 1,470,406 adults.[v] Therefore in King County 1 in 30 adults over the age of 18 have a CPL.
Washington has about 2.1% of its population in the 18-20 age bracket. Therefore we can subtract and leave us with 1,439,527 adults age 21 and over in King County. Or 3.4% with a CPL, equivalent to 1 in 29 adults aged 21 and over possessing a CPL in King County
Assuming men carry 2 to 1 over women then roughly 1 in 20 men carry in King County.
[iii] Can’t determine CPL issue based on sex
[v] Does not provide info of those 21 and over