Nationwide Claims to Fame

Washington is 4th out of 51 other states in Race - Two or More

Washington is 5th out of 51 other states in Building permits (last year)

Washington is 5th out of 51 other states in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Washington is 6th out of 51 other states in Race - Asian

Washington is 9th out of 51 other states in Home median value

Washington is 9th out of 51 other states in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Washington is 11th out of 51 other states in Income per capita

Washington is 12th out of 51 other states in Income per household

Washington is 12th out of 51 other states in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Washington is 13th out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Washington Rank US
Current population (2012) 6,897,012 13th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 66,455.5 20th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 101.2 26th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Washington Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 25th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.0% 29th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.2% 39th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Washington Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.8% 15th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 31.4% 12th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Washington Rank US
Race - White 81.6% 28th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.9% 36th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.8% 9th 1.2%
Race - Asian 7.7% 6th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 5th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.3% 4th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 11.7% 15th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 71.6% 27th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Washington Rank US
Female residents 50.1% 41st 50.8%
Foreign born residents 12.8% 15th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Washington Rank US
Housing units 2,907,490 13th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 25.7% 14th 25.9%
Households 2,602,568 13th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 64.4% 42nd 66.1%
Home median value $283,200 9th $186,200
People per household 2.5 28th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 28,118 5th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Washington Rank US
Income per capita $30,481 11th $27,915
Income per household $58,890 12th $52,762
Income below poverty line 12.5% 33rd 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Washington Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 173,511 13th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 2,355,123 16th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 551,340 14th 27,092,908
Retail sales $92,968,519 13th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $14,380 13th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $12,389,422 16th $613,795,732

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