Washington
Demographic Data






Washington POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Washington Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Washington State is:
7,705,281

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.1%
5 - 17:
16.0%
18 - 24:
8.8%
25 - 34:
15.3%
35 - 54:
25.8%
55 - 64:
12.7%
Over 65 Years:
15.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
91.7%
91.7%
36.7%
36.7%
5.0%
5.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Washington
USA
$40,837
$40,837
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Washington
USA
$77,006
$77,006
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
10.2%

Employment Industries in WA

Healthcare
Retail
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Manufacturing
Education
Construction
Accommodation
Public Service
Transportation
Other
Administration
Finance
Wholesale
Agriculture
Arts
Information Technology
Real Estate
Utilities
Management
Mining
13.3%
13.3%
11.6%
11.6%
9.7%
9.7%
9.5%
9.5%
8.4%
8.4%
7.0%
7.0%
6.8%
6.8%
5.0%
5.0%
4.7%
4.7%
4.5%
4.5%
3.8%
3.8%
3.2%
3.2%
2.7%
2.7%
2.4%
2.4%
2.3%
2.3%
2.2%
2.2%
2.1%
2.1%
0.8%
0.8%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
Black Or African American
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
67.5%
67.5%
12.9%
12.9%
8.7%
8.7%
5.5%
5.5%
3.7%
3.7%
1.0%
1.0%
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
German
English
Irish
Norwegian
Italian
European
Swedish
French
Scottish
Dutch
Polish
Scots-Irish
Russian
British
Scandinavian
Welsh
Danish
Ukrainian
French Canadian
18.7%
18.7%
15.7%
15.7%
10.3%
10.3%
10.1%
10.1%
4.7%
4.7%
3.4%
3.4%
3.2%
3.2%
2.8%
2.8%
2.8%
2.8%
2.7%
2.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Chinese
Indic languages
Vietnamese
Slavic languages
Tagalog
Korean
Native American languages
German
Pacific Island languages
Russian
Other Asian languages
African languages
French
Hindi
Japanese
Arabic
Other Indo-European
Persian
80.0%
80.0%
8.5%
8.5%
1.7%
1.7%
1.1%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born WA Residents
14.5%