Washington PopulationWashington (U.S. state abbreviation is 'WA') is the north-western state of United States, borders Oregon to the south, British Columbia, province of Canada to the north, Idaho to the east, North Pacific Ocean to the west. Washington was formed in 1853, from part of Oregon Territory, is named after United States President 'George Washington'. Washington population in 2023 is estimated to be 7.8 million, Its 13th most populous state in the United States, area is 71,362 sq miles (184,827 sq km), and rank is 18th, population increased by 80,539 people since from census of 2020. Olympia is the capital city and top 5 cities of Washington state are Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Renton, Spokane Valley, Federal Way, Yakima, Kirkland, Bellingham. Washington state is the largest producer of apples in the United States, State fruit is Apple and World's largest Coffee Chain , Starbucks was founded in one of the Washington's city, Seattle in 1971. Ephrata, Seattle and Auburn are the most dangerous cities in Washington State.
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Washington
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Washington
July 1, 2020
Washington Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Washington by race are:
White population in Washington are 5,500,837, percentage wise 76.72 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Washington are 261,743, percentage wise 3.65 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Washington, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in Washington are 578,822, percentage wise 8.07 percent are asians, out of these 96,379 are Asian Indians, 125,238 are Chinese, 99,712 are Filipinos, 37,787 are Japanese, 63,833 are Korean, 73,209 are Vietnamese and 82,664 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in Washington are 882,108. Percentage wise 12.30 percent are hispanics, out of these 708,467 are Mexican people, 33,391 are Puerto Ricans, 9,715 are Cubans, and 130,535 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
Out of 46,071 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders, 6,959 are Native Hawaiian, 10,665 are Guamanian/Chamorro, 13,705 are Somoans. 94,754 are American Indian or Natives, 3,940 belong to Cherokee tribals, 2,425 are Chippewa tribals, 1,434 are Navajos and 2,601 are Sioux tribals.
|Black or African American||261,743||3.65%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||94,754||1.322%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||3,940||0.055%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||2,425||0.034%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||1,434||0.020%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||2,601||0.036%|
|Other Asian Population||82,664|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||46,071||0.64%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||10,665||0.149%|
|Other Pacific Islander||14,742|
|Some other race||293,007|
|Hispanic or Latino||882,108||12.30%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||130,535|
Top Cities of Washington
Washington Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Washington by age is 7,169,967, out of these 3,580,888 are male, 3,589,079 are female. The Washington population by age are, under 15 years is 1,346,849, 15 years and over is 5,823,118, 30 years and over is 4,366,050, 65 years and over is 1,029,040 and 85 years and over is 126,877. 49.94 percent are male, 50.06 percent are female, 18.78 percent are under 15 years old, 81.22 percent are 15 years and over, 60.89 percent are 30 years and over, 14.35 percent are 65 years and over, 1.77 percent are 85 years and over. The sex ratio of Washington State is 998.
Languages spoken in WA
5.7% speak Asian Languages, out of these 26,272 speak Hindi, 3,518 Gujarati, 5,405 Urdu, 16,271 Punjabi, 2,749 Bengali, 9,817 Nepali/Marathi, 9,340 speak Telugu, 8,893 Tamil, , 5,070 Malayalam/Kannada.
People of Mid and East Asia whose native are, 98,241 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 26,351 Japanese, 47,992 Korean, 1,411 Hmong, 61,224 Vietnamese, 16,594 speak Combodia's Khmer language, 12,534 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai, 58,642 are Tagalog speakers.
30,581 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, People from middle east are 15,944 Arabic, 3,436 Hebrew.
People from Africa speak, 32,340 Amharic(Ethopians)/Somali, 5,380 Yoruba/Twi/Igbo, 6,002 Swahili.
|Speak only English||5,438,146||80.90|
There are 1016 high schools in Washington, ranks 13th State in terms of number of schools, Below is the education levels grouped in Washington state.
|Population 18 to 24 years||658,536||342,274||316,262|
|Less than high school graduate||96,236||56,391||39,845|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||204,313||117,890||86,423|
|Some college or associates degree||286,169||137,985||148,184|
|Bachelors degree or higher||71,818||30,008||41,810|
|Population 25 years and over||4,896,055||2,412,161||2,483,894|
|Less than 9th grade||188,200||93,075||95,125|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||260,358||138,827||121,531|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||1,101,904||558,326||543,578|
|Some college, no degree||1,174,696||564,333||610,363|
|Graduate or professional degree||622,908||315,859||307,049|
|High school graduate or higher||3,462,365||1,695,802||1,766,563|
|Bachelors degree or higher||1,318,711||660,422||658,289|
|Black or African||166,428||91,133||75,295|
|High school graduate or higher||147,423||81,674||65,749|
|Bachelors degree or higher||38,665||21,666||16,999|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||58,058||28,117||29,941|
|High school graduate or higher||48,063||22,663||25,400|
|Bachelors degree or higher||7,630||3,061||4,569|
|High school graduate or higher||360,508||165,202||195,306|
|Bachelors degree or higher||209,598||100,282||109,316|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||27,479||13,313||14,166|
|High school graduate or higher||24,337||11,925||12,412|
|Bachelors degree or higher||3,360||1,514||1,846|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||435,995||228,071||207,924|
|High school graduate or higher||281,270||142,511||138,759|
|Bachelors degree or higher||66,077||31,342||34,735|
Population of disabled people in Washington as per table below:
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||906,836|
|Black or African American||32,538|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||16,340|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||4,670|
|Some other race||22,363|
|With a hearing difficulty||287,672|
|With a vision difficulty||155,010|
|With a cognitive difficulty||356,918|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||440,227|
|With a self-care difficulty||166,379|
|With an independent living difficulty||301,611|
Counties of Washington
Washington state is divided into 39 Counties, King Country is the largest with more than 2 million, followed by Pierce with 891,299, Snohomish County with 814,901 and Spokane with 514,631.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|Grays Harbor County||72,553||73,901||1.9||19||19|
|Pend Oreille County||13,363||13,602||1.8||33||33|
|San Juan County||16,725||17,128||2.4||32||32|
|Walla Walla County||60,652||60,922||0.4||21||21|
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