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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 7,073,146 people in Washington as per 2017 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 (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Seattle2482,772
2Spokane1126,901
3Tacoma922,020
4Everett68,136
5Vancouver613,208
6Bellingham623,086
7Yakima45,523
8Federal Way3349
9Tukwila3543
10Renton34,276
11Kirkland35,844
12Olympia38,962
13Bothell39,198
14Spokane Valley2166
15Longview22,865
16Wenatchee23,465
17Walla Walla25,820
18Shoreline25,883
19Bremerton26,527
20Auburn28,075

Largest Washington Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Aberdeen16,335
Airway Heights6,523
Albion691
Algona3,140
Almira271
Anacortes16,229
Arlington18,749
Asotin1,330
Auburn75,607
Bainbridge Island23,576
Battle Ground18,987
Beaux Arts Village368
Bellevue136,718
Bellingham84,462
Benton City3,193
Bingen708
Black Diamond4,321
Blaine4,988
Bonney Lake19,022
Bothell43,153

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

Demographics

People

Total Population7,073,146
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+3,305,438
Age of the Population37.6

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,827
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,202
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,435

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,507
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,056
Median House Value$269,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.7%
German17.8%
Irish10.8%
English10.4%
Norwegian5.4%
Italian3.5%
Swedish3.2%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.9%
Dutch2%
Polish1.9%
Russian1.2%
African1.1%
Danishn1%
Welsh1%
Ukrainian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.4%
Arab0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Somali0.2%
Iranian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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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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