Washington : What you need to know

Approximately 60 percent of Washington residents live in the Seattle metro area. Among the other best places to live in Washington are Bellevue, Renton, Bellingham, Olympia, Redmond, Tacoma and Vancouver. Washington is a leading agricultural state along with industries such as aircraft, computer software, telecommunications and lumber, and residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational choices like Mount Rainier National Park and the Puget Sound. Top universities include Washington, Washington State and Eastern Washington.

 


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Washington Profile

Quick Facts

Population 6,985,464
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $61,062
Median Home Price $259,500
Median Property Tax $1,731
Median Rent $63

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.7%
  Unemployed 5.3%

Race

  Ethnicity White 77.8%
  Ethnicity Black 3.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 7.7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 12%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.3%
  Ethnicity Other 3.8%

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.7%
  Unemployed 5.3%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 20.9%
  Associate's Degree 9.8%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 12%
  High School Graduate 23.3%
  Some College, No Degree 24.6%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 32.9%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 90.4%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 2.6%
Construction 6.1%
Manufacturing 10.5%
Wholesale Trade 2.9%
Retail Trade 11.8%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.2%
Information 2.3%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.4%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 12.3%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 21.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.3%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.8%
Public Administration 5.3%

Housing

  Homes Rent 62.5%
  Homes Owned 37.5%

Washington Rankings


Best places to Live in Washington
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Aberdeen 16,429 $121,000 $40,958
Aberdeen Gardens 261 $165,300 $55,966
Acme 156 $0 $0
Addy 139 $0 $9,167
Ahtanum 3,359 $169,300 $50,197
Airway Heights 6,449 $148,000 $36,351
Albion 585 $87,600 $37,875
Alder 64 $0 $0
Alderton 3,314 $228,300 $66,223
Alderwood Manor 9,337 $295,400 $67,222
Alger 141 $329,300 $0
Algona 3,107 $182,700 $56,667
Allyn 2,144 $315,700 $67,237
Almira 263 $90,500 $44,167
Altoona 66 $0 $0
Amanda Park 154 $87,500 $28,438
Amboy 1,878 $290,400 $62,212
Ames Lake 1,358 $532,500 $125,170
Anacortes 16,048 $311,700 $60,419
Anderson Island 1,053 $244,000 $44,706