Washington

7,288,000 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

66,456.2 square miles 109.7 people per square mile 39 Counties       626 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
2.3%
was 2.2%
Ranked 13th Highest in US
Population Density
109.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.3%
was 49.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.0%
was 13.7%
Ranked 12th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
22.4%
was 22.5%
Ranked 31st Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
14.8%
was 14.5%
Ranked 39th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.9
was 5.7
Ranked 19th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
11.3%
was 12.2%
Ranked 13th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$62,848
was $64,129
Ranked 12th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.9
45.6
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,536
Ranked 23rd Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
89
was 91
Ranked 3rd Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
54,654
was 53,814
Ranked 9th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.9
was 2.3
Ranked 29th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
284.4
was 289.1
Ranked 34th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,463.8
was 3,710.3
Ranked 3rd Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
3
was 3
Ranked 42nd Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
3
was 3
Ranked 41st Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
7
was 6
Ranked 46th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
3,025,802
was 2,991,584
Ranked 13th Highest in US
Median Rent
$1,135
was $1,080
Ranked 11th Highest in US
Total Building Permits
32,966
was 28,118
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,768,076
was 2,728,573
 
Homeownership Rate
62.5%
was 62.4%
Ranked 41st Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
18,400
was 16,508
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
45.5
was 45.0
Ranked 26th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.9%
was 20.4%
Ranked 49th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
14,566
was 11,610
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.3
was 9.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.7
was 4.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 97.4%
Ranked 10th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.5%
Ranked 19th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 99.3%
Ranked 31st Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.8%
was 90.8%
Ranked 16th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.1%
was 34.2%
Ranked 11th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
11.5%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
27,382
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,361
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
4,455
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
217
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
419
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
2,980
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,612
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
2,277
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
7.4%
was 6.6%
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
70.7%
was 69.4%
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
10.1%
was 11.2%
Ranked 11th Highest in US

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