Cities and Towns

State of Washington

Washington, abbreviated "WA", is in the Pacific region of the U.S. Its capital is Olympia. There were 7,169,967 people in Washington as per 2018 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) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Seattle1982,270
2Tacoma921,659
3Spokane926,635
4Yakima45,526
5Everett48,271
6Vancouver412,919
7Bellingham423,262
8Kirkland36,063
9Olympia38,958
10Bothell39,447
11Tukwila2174
12Spokane Valley2225
13Longview23,004
14Wenatchee23,556
15Renton24,451
16Walla Walla25,763
17Shoreline26,207
18Auburn28,061
19Lakewood29,931
20Bellevue213,395

Largest Washington Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Aberdeen16,281
Airway Heights8,017
Albion744
Anacortes16,425
Bainbridge Island23,689
Bellevue139,014
Benton City3,257
Bingen560
Blaine5,075
Bonney Lake19,560
Brier6,697
Buckley4,593
Burien50,729
Camas22,086
Carnation1,808
Cashmere3,140
Cheney11,735
Chewelah2,601
Cle Elum2,741
Colton386

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,169,967
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+3,390,837
Age of the Population37.6

Families

% of people married51%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.5%
Median Earnings25+$42,114
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,579
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,246

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,233
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,120
Median House Value$286,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.7%
German17.4%
Irish10.6%
English10.1%
Norwegian5.2%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque3.1%
Swedish3.1%
Scottish2.9%
Dutch2%
Polish1.9%
Russian1.2%
African1.1%
Welsh1%
Danishn0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Finnish0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.4%
Arab0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Somali0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
US/American0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Australian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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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