Cities and Towns

State of Washington

Washington, abbreviated "WA", is in the Pacific region of the U.S. Its capital is Olympia. There were 7,294,336 people in Washington as per 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Seattle1882,139
2Tacoma1022,390
3Spokane926,679
4Yakima46,042
5Everett48,448
6Vancouver412,962
7Bellingham423,235
8Kirkland36,146
9Olympia38,301
10Bothell39,366
11Lakewood314,425
12Spokane Valley2202
13Federal Way2288
14Longview22,876
15Centralia23,225
16Renton24,043
17Walla Walla25,335
18Shoreline26,010
19Auburn28,471
20Bellevue213,226

Largest Washington Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Aberdeen16,359
Albion716
Asotin1,105
Bainbridge Island24,060
Battle Ground19,932
Bellevue142,242
Brewster2,591
Buckley4,680
Chehalis7,404
Cheney11,962
Chewelah2,620
Clarkston7,360
Clyde Hill3,295
Colton446
Colville4,777
Conconully203
Concrete703
Coulee572
Cusick78
Darrington1,178

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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,294,336
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+3,485,339
Age of the Population37.6

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.4%
Median Earnings25+$44,066
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,113
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,695

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,182
% Above Poverty Level88.5%
% Below Poverty Level11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,194
Median House Value$311,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33%
German16.9%
Irish10.4%
English9.9%
Norwegian5.1%
Italian3.5%
Swedish3%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2.8%
Dutch1.9%
Polish1.9%
Russian1.2%
African1.2%
Welsh1%
Danishn0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Somali0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
US/American0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://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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