The name "Tri-Cities
" in Washington state
refer to the cities of Richland
, and Kennewick
. These cities are located at the confluence of the Yakima River
, the Snake River
, and the Columbia River
in southeastern Washington. According to the 2000
census, the combined population of the Tri-Cities is 125,467.
The Tri-Cities are home to two minor league sports teams: the Tri-Cities Americans of the Western Hockey League and the Tri-City Dust Devils of the short-season class A Northwest League.