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1.64% growth
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4.64% growth
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2.38% growth
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7.89% growth


The economy of Washington employs 3.35M people. The economy of Washington is specialized in Aircraft & parts manufacturing; Aerospace products & parts manufacturing; and Fishing, hunting & trapping, which employ respectively 6.45; 5.77; and 5.48 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Washington are Restaurants & Food Services (188,516), Construction (187,490), and Elementary & secondary schools (170,077), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($141,687), Electronic auctions ($132,742), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($131,728).

Median household income in Washington is $67,106. Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,973. The income inequality of Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Washington. In Washington the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 84 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,796. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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Washington is home to a population of 7.29M people, from which 92.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Washington is composed of 5.05M White residents (69.3%), 906,451 Hispanic residents (12.4%), 591,025 Asian residents (8.11%), 345,402 Two+ residents (4.74%), and 254,841 Black residents (3.5%). The most common foreign languages in Washington are Spanish (546,327 speakers), Chinese (89,549 speakers), and Vietnamese (61,610 speakers), but compared to other places, Washington has a relative high number of Other Slavic (27,932 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (17,752 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (29,876 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Washington awarded 108,019 degrees. The student population of Washington is skewed towards females, with 46,606 male students and 61,413 female students. Most students in Washington are White (64,441 and 59.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9,889 and 9.2%), Asian (8,830 and 8.17%), and Unknown (6,781 and 6.28%). The largest universities in Washington by number of graduates are University of Washington-Seattle Campus (13,358 and 12.4%), Washington State University (7,208 and 6.67%), and Western Washington University (3,679 and 3.41%). The most popular majors in Washington are General Psychology (1,918 and 1.78%), Registered Nursing (1,448 and 1.34%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,349 and 1.25%). The median tuition costs in Washington are $39,080 for private four year colleges, and $6,110 and $20,646 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington is $306,400, which is 1.49 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $284,000 to $306,400, a 7.89% increase. The homeownership rate of Washington is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Washington have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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