Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Named after George Washington, the first President of the United States, the state was carved out of the western part of the Washington Territory which had been ceded by Britain in 1846 by the Oregon Treaty as a settlement of the Oregon Boundary Dispute.
It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889.
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As of 2012, Washington has a total population of 6,597,499 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.96%.
The median home price Washington is $250,870 with the median age of the buyer being 30. Homes in Washington have appreciatied over the last by -8.85%.
Public schools in Washington spend approximately $5,264 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 18.6.
Washington has an unemployment rate of 8.80%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -2.19% with a projected future job growth of 26.82%.
Washington has an average commute time of 27.7 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Washington is a 4 in violent crime and a 6 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Washington, 57.400% of people are Democrats, 40.300% are Republicans and 2.305% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Washington was 6,597,499. Washington has a population density of 99 (how many people live in one square mile.
Family in Washington
The median age in Washington is 37.4, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 49.79% of the population of Washington, while females make up 50.21% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Washington is 2.53 people across 2,547,695. 57.78% of people are married in Washington while 42.22% are single.
|Local Population||Washington||United States|
|Households by Income||Washington||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||9.93%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||8.99%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||10.06%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||14.95%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||13.90%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||13.69%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||5.44%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||1.47%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.61%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Washington||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||14.18%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||21.35%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||25.97%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||1.53%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||9.55%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||12.66%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Washington||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-2.19%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||26.82%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$28,278||$26,372|
As of 2012, Washington consisted of 32.06% renters and 59.76% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -8.85% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Washington Housing||Washington||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$250,870||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||30||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$11.38||$11.20|
|Washington Homes by Value||Washington||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||1.30%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||1.56%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||1.39%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||1.73%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||2.39%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||9.59%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||12.88%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||27.09%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||16.86%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||9.96%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||9.51%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||2.49%||2.07%|
|Washington Homes by Year Built||Washington||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||10.55%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||5.78%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||8.46%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||10.79%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||17.48%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||14.32%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||8.46%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||7.69%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||16.47%||15.21%|
30.96% of the people in Washington declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Washington Religions||Washington||United States|