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Cities and Towns

State of Washington

Washington, abbreviated "WA", is in the Pacific region of the U.S. Its capital is Olympia. There were 6,985,464 people in Washington as per 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on November 11, 1889.

Please explore the cities and towns of Washington, below.

Top Washington College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Seattle 23 83,882
2 Spokane 12 27,273
3 Tacoma 9 22,035
4 Everett 6 8,459
5 Vancouver 5 10,886
6 Bellingham 5 22,834
7 Yakima 4 5,300
8 Federal Way 3 393
9 Tukwila 3 993
10 Renton 3 4,958
11 Kirkland 3 5,580
12 Bothell 3 8,804
13 Richland 2 114
14 Spokane Valley 2 406
15 Longview 2 3,041
16 Wenatchee 2 3,265
17 Mount Vernon 2 5,290
18 Shoreline 2 5,799
19 Walla Walla 2 6,087
20 Bremerton 2 7,333

Largest Washington Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Aberdeen 16,429
Airway Heights 6,449
Albion 585
Algona 3,107
Almira 263
Anacortes 16,048
Arlington 18,578
Asotin 1,360
Auburn 74,527
Bainbridge Island 23,343
Battle Ground 18,576
Beaux Arts Village 333
Bellevue 134,630
Bellingham 82,944
Benton City 3,156
Bingen 914
Black Diamond 4,291
Blaine 4,905
Bonney Lake 18,516
Bothell 41,207

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 6,985,464
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,236,166
Age of the Population 37.4

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,177
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,104
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,011

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,025
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 6%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,014
Median House Value $259,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.5%
Irish 11%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Ebey's Landing (Historic Site)
P.O. Box 774
Coupeville, Washington 98239
360-678-6084

Fort Vancouver (Historic Site)
612 E. Reserve St.
Vancouver, Washington 98661-3897
360-696-7655 ext 10

Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit (Historic Site)
Klondike Gold Rush NHP - Seattle Unit
Seattle, Washington 98104
206-553-7220 ext 0

Lake Chelan (Recreation Area)
c/o North Cascades National Park
Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284-1239
360-856-5700

Lake Roosevelt (Recreation Area)
1008 Crest Drive
Coulee Dam, Washington 99116
509-633-9441

Mount Rainier (Park)
Tahoma Woods, Star Route
Ashford, Washington 98304-9751
360-569-2211

North Cascades (Park)
North Cascades National Park
Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284-1239
360-856-5700

Olympic (Park)
600 East Park Avenue
Port Angeles, Washington 98362-6798
360-565-3130

Ross Lake (Recreation Area)
c/o North Cascades National Park
Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284-1239
360-856-5700

San Juan Island (Historic Site)
P.O. Box 429
Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
360-378-2240

Whitman Mission (Historic Site)
328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
509-522-6360

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