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
3,648,270
50.1%
50.8
Male
3,639,730
49.9%
49.2
Total Population
7,288,000
 
 

Washington Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
449,944
6.2% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
466,175
6.4% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
442,606
6.1% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
450,777
6.2% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
481,943
6.6% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
1,074,800
14.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
944,034
13.0% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
951,227
13.1% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
486,384
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
461,294
6.3% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
654,584
9.0% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
293,733
4.0% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
130,496
1.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
5,658,940
77.6%
77.2
Female
2,852,350
50.4%
51.3%
Male
2,806,590
49.6%
48.7%
21 Years and over
5,378,700
73.8%
73.1
62 Years and over
1,350,740
18.5%
18.8
65 Years and over
1,078,810
14.8%
15.2
Female
587,361
54.4%
55.8%
Male
491,452
45.6%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
38
0.0%
0.0

Washington Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
6,873,860
94.3% 
96.8
White
5,516,600
75.7% 
72.6
Black or African American
266,977
3.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
94,637
1.3% 
0.8
Asian
597,215
8.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
106,608
1.5% 
1.2
Chinese
130,273
1.8% 
1.3
Filipino
99,953
1.4% 
0.9
Japanese
40,339
0.6% 
0.2
Korean
64,034
0.9% 
0.4
Vietnamese
69,963
1.0% 
0.6
Other Asian
86,045
1.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
48,182
0.7% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
4,836
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
10,672
0.1% 
0.0
Samoan
16,223
0.2% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
16,451
0.2% 
0.1
Some Other Race
350,251
4.8% 
5.1
Two or More Races
414,136
5.7% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
906,451
12.4% 
17.8
Mexican
739,827
10.2% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
29,805
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
9,146
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
127,673
1.8% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
6,381,550
87.6% 
82.2

Washington Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
192,181
3.8% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
266,656
5.3% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,111,790
22.3% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
1,178,770
23.6% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
491,450
9.8% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
1,098,510
22.0% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
657,201
13.2% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
458,837
9.1%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
4,537,721
90.9%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
1,755,711
35.2%
31.2

Washington Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,858,984
31.4%
33.7
Now Married
2,986,090
50.4%
47.5
Divorced
704,329
11.9%
11.0
Separated
89,759
1.5%
2.0
Widowed
290,116
4.9%
5.8

Washington Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
5,519,250
80.7%
78.4%
Languages other than english
1,318,810
19.3%
21.6%
Spanish
578,169
8.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
258,340
3.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
393,021
5.7%
3.5%
Other Languages
89,280
1.3%
1.1%

Washington Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
147,496
5.3%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
104,035
3.8%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
209,731
7.6%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
220,635
8.0%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
342,981
12.4%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
497,585
18.0%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
377,218
13.6%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
459,027
16.6%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
197,643
7.1%
5.8
$200,000 or more
211,725
7.6%
6.4
Median household income
67,106
 
57,617
Per capita income
35,284
 
31,128

Washington Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
95,412
2.7%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
322,498
9.2%
9.8
Construction
226,402
6.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
748,796
21.4%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
192,461
5.5%
6.6
Information
79,011
2.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
358,234
10.2%
10.1
Other services except public administration
157,569
4.5%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
446,330
12.8%
11.4
Public administration
175,872
5.0%
4.6
Retail trade
411,838
11.8%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
187,473
5.4%
5.2
Wholesale trade
94,245
2.7%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
340,812
9.7%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,417,920
40.6%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
394,414
11.3%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
745,928
21.3%
23.3
Service occupations
597,064
17.1%
18.1

Washington Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
3,459,810
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,492,870
72.1%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
341,795
9.9%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
220,132
6.4%
5.1
Walked
129,410
3.7%
2.7
Other means
72,502
2.1%
1.8
Worked at home
203,095
5.9%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
27.8
 
26.6

Washington Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
192,193
6.9%
8.7
1 vehicles
821,170
29.7%
33.2
2 vehicles
1,050,460
37.9%
37.1
3 or more
704,256
25.4%
21.0

Washington Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,768,080
91.5%
87.6
Owner Occupied
1,729,320
62.5%
63.1
Renter Occupied
1,038,760
37.5%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
257,726
8.5%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
3
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.7
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Washington Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
3,025,800
1 room
93,041
3.1%
2.4
2 rooms
111,411
3.7%
2.7
3 rooms
291,825
9.6%
9.1
4 rooms
486,008
16.1%
16.5
5 rooms
513,193
17.0%
19.8
6 rooms
485,532
16.0%
17.8
7 rooms
370,302
12.2%
12.0
8 rooms
283,798
9.4%
8.6
9 rooms or more
390,692
12.9%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Washington Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
3,025,800
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,924,090
63.6%
61.5
1-unit, attached
115,387
3.8%
5.9
2-units
71,759
2.4%
3.6
3 or 4 units
107,796
3.6%
4.4
5 to 9 units
140,051
4.6%
4.8
10 to 19 units
153,765
5.1%
4.4
20 or more units
318,009
10.5%
9.0
Mobile home
188,530
6.2%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
6,412
0.2%
0.1

Washington Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
317,658
10.5%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
151,699
5.0%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
233,837
7.7%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
288,798
9.5%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
481,600
15.9%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
404,379
13.4%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
512,682
16.9%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Washington Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
948,151
34.3%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
83,921
3.0%
4.7
Electricity
1,540,630
55.7%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
49,076
1.8%
4.8
Coal or coke
378
0.0%
0.1
Wood
117,058
4.2%
1.9
Solar energy
1,244
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
14,449
0.5%
0.5
No fuel used
13,171
0.5%
1.1

Washington Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
1,193,310
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
11,288
0.9%
10.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
114,345
9.6%
1.9%
$500 to $999
127,357
10.7%
41.0%
$3,000 or more
129,198
10.8%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
195,421
16.4%
4.4%
$1,000 to $1,499
304,304
25.5%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
311,401
26.1%
11.9%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
489,359
41.2%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
207,949
17.5%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
141,803
11.9%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
95,859
8.1%
7.0%
35.0% or more
253,014
21.3%
21.3%
Not Computed
5,330
0.0%
0.0%

Washington Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
999,533 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
320,619
32.1%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
174,355
17.4%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
59,803
6.0%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
24,676
2.5%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
16,540
1.7%
1.8%
$500 to $999
328,700
32.9%
41.0%
Less than $500
74,840
7.5%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
39,223
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,135
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
122,944
12.5%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
134,912
13.7%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
136,294
13.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
124,317
12.6%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
91,591
9.3%
9.0%
35.0% or more
375,062
38.1%
40.7%
Not Computed
53,636
0.0%
0.0%

Washington Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,729,320
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
68,740
4.0%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
60,144
3.5%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
121,751
7.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
182,559
10.6%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
411,281
23.8%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
507,040
29.3%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
314,899
18.2%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
62,906
3.6%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
306,400
 
205,000
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