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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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Quick Facts about WA

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 in WA

  Employed 94.7%
  Unemployed 5.3%

Race in WA

  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 in WA

  Employed 94.7%
  Unemployed 5.3%

Educational Levels in WA

  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 in WA

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 in WA

  Homes Rent 62.5%
  Homes Owned 37.5%

Washington Rankings

Best places to Live in Washington

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Seattle 653,017 $452,800 $70,594
Spokane 210,695 $159,400 $42,386
Tacoma 203,481 $203,600 $52,042
Vancouver 168,050 $200,100 $50,626
Bellevue 134,630 $562,000 $94,638
Kent 124,292 $250,900 $60,191
Everett 105,685 $230,800 $49,578
Renton 97,234 $291,300 $64,802
Yakima 93,261 $156,700 $40,726
Federal Way 92,859 $245,800 $55,673
Spokane Valley 92,286 $168,400 $47,430
Kirkland 84,721 $436,400 $92,127
Bellingham 82,944 $285,900 $43,536
Kennewick 76,918 $170,800 $51,661
Auburn 74,527 $233,400 $59,347
Pasco 67,391 $163,300 $55,319
Marysville 63,760 $228,300 $65,434
Lakewood 59,122 $209,100 $44,902
Redmond 57,959 $485,100 $103,409
South Hill 55,592 $236,700 $75,241