Washington Demographic Data

Washington Demographic Summary

  • Population: 6,897,012
  • Area: 71,298.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 66,449.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 4,849.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 96.73 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 2,017.06 ft
  • Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

Washington Heat Map by County Population

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Washington Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
3,585,130
50.0%
50.8
Male
3,585,220
50.0%
49.2
Total Population
7,170,350
 
 

Washington Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
444,671
6.2% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
462,010
6.4% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
434,856
6.1% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
450,710
6.3% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
488,790
6.8% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
1,050,360
14.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
926,769
12.9% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
948,243
13.2% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
487,492
6.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
439,820
6.1% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
624,151
8.7% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
285,286
4.0% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
127,189
1.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
5,558,380
77.5%
77.1
Female
2,797,030
50.3%
51.4%
Male
2,761,350
49.7%
48.6%
21 Years and over
5,280,500
73.6%
72.9
62 Years and over
1,290,210
18.0%
18.3
65 Years and over
1,036,630
14.5%
14.9
Female
563,021
54.3%
55.9%
Male
473,605
45.7%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
38

Washington Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
6,773,110
94.5% 
96.9
White
5,513,660
76.9% 
73.1
Black or African American
262,552
3.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
92,403
1.3% 
0.8
Asian
568,108
7.9% 
5.4
Asian Indian
87,041
1.2% 
1.2
Chinese
126,495
1.8% 
1.3
Filipino
101,560
1.4% 
0.9
Japanese
37,325
0.5% 
0.2
Korean
63,415
0.9% 
0.5
Vietnamese
70,434
1.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
81,838
1.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
46,453
0.6% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
7,482
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
9,098
0.1% 
0.0
Samoan
14,825
0.2% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
15,048
0.2% 
0.1
Some Other Race
289,942
4.0% 
4.8
Two or More Races
397,238
5.5% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
886,419
12.4% 
17.6
Mexican
706,040
9.8% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
31,728
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
8,837
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
139,814
1.9% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
6,283,930
87.6% 
82.4

Washington Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
191,853
3.9% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
256,378
5.2% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,127,650
23.1% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
1,171,140
24.0% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
471,400
9.6% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
1,059,710
21.7% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
611,186
12.5% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
448,231
9.1%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
4,441,086
90.9%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
1,670,896
34.2%
30.6

Washington Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,820,950
31.2%
33.5
Now Married
2,932,310
50.3%
47.5
Divorced
704,913
12.1%
11.0
Separated
89,125
1.5%
2.1
Widowed
281,511
4.8%
5.8

Washington Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
5,430,070
80.7%
78.5%
Languages other than english
1,295,610
19.3%
21.5%
Spanish
585,527
8.7%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
255,654
3.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
389,715
5.8%
3.5%
Other Languages
64,710
1.0%
1.0%

Washington Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
154,446
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
103,363
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
218,843
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
236,292
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
349,567
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
496,459
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
375,501
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
431,972
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
177,245
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
184,885
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
64,129
 
55,775
Per capita income
33,486
 
29,979

Washington Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
90,552
2.7%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
315,472
9.3%
9.8
Construction
220,035
6.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
725,258
21.3%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
184,280
5.4%
6.5
Information
74,707
2.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
350,048
10.3%
10.3
Other services except public administration
160,199
4.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
423,282
12.5%
11.3
Public administration
173,376
5.1%
4.6
Retail trade
398,511
11.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
184,739
5.4%
5.1
Wholesale trade
97,515
2.9%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
336,570
9.9%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,353,890
39.8%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
390,470
11.5%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
742,452
21.8%
23.6
Service occupations
574,591
16.9%
18.0

Washington Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
3,370,940
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,441,850
72.4%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
330,657
9.8%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
210,545
6.2%
5.2
Walked
123,485
3.7%
2.8
Other means
73,972
2.2%
1.8
Worked at home
190,433
5.6%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
27.0
 
26.0

Washington Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
181,821
6.7%
8.9
1 vehicles
829,864
30.4%
33.5
2 vehicles
1,044,300
38.3%
37.2
3 or more
672,587
24.6%
20.3

Washington Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,728,570
91.2%
87.7
Owner Occupied
1,703,270
62.4%
63.0
Renter Occupied
1,025,300
37.6%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
263,011
8.8%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
3
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Washington Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,991,580
1 room
85,583
2.9%
2.3
2 rooms
116,009
3.9%
2.5
3 rooms
277,686
9.3%
9.0
4 rooms
474,809
15.9%
16.6
5 rooms
513,203
17.2%
20.0
6 rooms
491,644
16.4%
17.9
7 rooms
364,181
12.2%
12.1
8 rooms
277,770
9.3%
8.5
9 rooms or more
390,699
13.1%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Washington Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,991,580
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
1,900,170
63.5%
61.4
1-unit, attached
114,080
3.8%
5.8
2-units
73,437
2.5%
3.7
3 or 4 units
104,768
3.5%
4.5
5 to 9 units
138,234
4.6%
4.8
10 to 19 units
153,411
5.1%
4.6
20 or more units
304,197
10.2%
8.8
Mobile home
196,955
6.6%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
6,336
0.2%
0.1

Washington Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
318,984
10.7%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
142,575
4.8%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
235,112
7.9%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
281,864
9.4%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
478,798
16.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
406,241
13.6%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
515,171
17.2%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Washington Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
947,344
34.7%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
83,835
3.1%
4.7
Electricity
1,502,480
55.1%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
54,294
2.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
510
0.0%
0.1
Wood
109,150
4.0%
2.0
Solar energy
985
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
16,980
0.6%
0.5
No fuel used
12,990
0.5%
1.2

Washington Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
1,170,190
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
9,883
0.8%
11.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
104,672
8.9%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
120,014
10.3%
1.5%
$500 to $999
131,200
11.2%
42.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
188,375
16.1%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
304,579
26.0%
$1,000 to 1,499
311,468
26.6%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
471,442
40.4%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
204,952
17.6%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
144,035
12.4%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
90,111
7.7%
7.3%
35.0% or more
254,957
21.9%
22.3%
Not Computed
4,694
NR
NR

Washington Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
984,398 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
322,505
32.8%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
151,320
15.4%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
47,381
4.8%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
15,203
1.5%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
13,095
1.3%
1.5%
$500 to $999
349,915
35.5%
42.7%
Less than $500
84,979
8.6%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
40,906
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,080
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
116,908
12.1%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
132,912
13.7%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
134,018
13.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
119,253
12.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
95,955
9.9%
9.2%
35.0% or more
369,181
38.1%
41.4%
Not Computed
57,077
NR
NR

Washington Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,703,270
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
72,999
4.3%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
64,458
3.8%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
131,896
7.7%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
215,507
12.7%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
432,040
25.4%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
465,945
27.4%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
271,408
15.9%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
49,016
2.9%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
284,000
 
194,500
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