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Population
  2010 2019
Population 6,724,540 7,614,893
Rank 13 13
Median Age 37.3 37.8
   
Total 8 year-olds 85,058 93,926
Boys 43,492 47,996
Girls 41,566 45,930
Total 9 year-olds 87,463 94,147
Boys 44,849 47,980
Girls 42,614 46,167
Total 10 year-olds 88,129 93,421
Boys 45,209 47,739
Girls 42,920 45,682
Total 11 year-olds 87,626 95,294
Boys 45,080 48,820
Girls 42,546 46,474
Total 12 year-olds 87,497 94,405
Boys 44,829 48,395
Girls 42,668 46,010
Total 13 year-olds 87,399 92,372
Boys 44,721 47,447
Girls 42,678 44,925
Total 14 year-olds 87,582 91,502
Boys 44,878 46,769
Girls 42,704 44,733
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 73.0% 70.9%
Car Pool 10.5% 10.0%
Public Transportation 5.5% 7.1%
Work at Home 5.3% 6.5%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 95.6%

Geography
  2010
Capital Olympia
Largest City Seattle
Second Largest City Spokane
Persons Per Square Mile 101.2

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 3,435 3,652
Amusement Parks 6 6
Fast-Food Restaurants 4,744 5,083
Toy Stores 273 266
Video/Disc Rental Stores 295 22
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 16 15
Candy & Nut Stores 71 86
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 262 302
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 8 15

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: November 11, 1889
  • Population 1900: 518,103
  • Population 1950: 2,378,963
  • Population 2000: 5,894,121
  • Population 2010: 6,724,540

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Evergreen State
  • Flower : Coast Rhododendron
  • Tree : Western Hemlock
  • Bird : Willow Goldfinch
  • Dance : Square Dance
  • Fruit : Apple
  • Fossil : Columbian Mammoth
  • Marine Mammal : Orca

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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