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Washington State Information

Washington state is located on Pacific coast of the northwestern US. Washington has 18th rank in size-wise. The state?s total area is 71,342 sq mi. Washington State total population is 6,664,195 as per 2009 estimation. In population wise the state has 13th rank. Washington State nickname is ?The Evergreen State.? State capital city is Olympia and the largest city is Seattle. State is bordered on the north by the Canadian province of British Columbia, east by the Idaho, west by the Pacific Ocean and south by Oregon. Total boundary length of the state is 1,099 mi. Washington has continental climate. In the summer and spring seasons a high pressure anticyclone system dominates the north Pacific Ocean causing air to spiral out in a clockwise fashion. The state has hot summers, cold winters and sparse rainfall. The forest land is covered by 21,790,000 acres of the total state land area. The largest federal forests of the state are Wenatchee, Mt. Baker?Snoqualmie and Okanogan. The largest forest industry company is Weyerhauser with headquarters in Tacoma. Washington State is a leading agricultural state. The apple industry is particularly the most important industry in Washington State.

Washington State Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Washington State has many tourist attractions and recreational areas. Washington also offers two national historic parks, two national historic sites and three national recreation areas. Washington people are celebrating many cultural festivals. Washington has four major league professional sports teams. Skiing, boating and hiking are popular participant sports in Washington. In 1979 the Supersonics won the NBA Championship.

Washington State Demographics

Washington total population - 5,894,121
Washington male population - 2,934,300
Washington female population - 2,959,821
Washington white population - 4,821,823
Washington black population - 190,267
Washington American Indian and Alaska Native - 93,301
Washington Asian population - 322,335
Washington Hispanic or Latino population - 441,509

Washington School Information

Washington has highly ranked by most educational standards. The State?s elementary and secondary schools are under the jurisdiction of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn. The State?s largest institutions are the University of Washington and Washington State University. The University of Washington was founded in 1861. High school juniors are seniors have the option of utilizing the state?s Running Start program in Washington. Washington State has many collages, universities and private and public institutions.

Washington State Symbols

Washington state Flag
Washington state Flag
Washington state Slogan
Washington state Slogan
Say WA!
Washington state Song
Washington state Song
Washington, My Home
Washington state Motto
Washington state Motto
By and by
Washington state Fossil
Washington state Fossil
Columbian Mammoth
Washington state Mammal
Washington state Mammal
Olympic Marmot
Washington state Fish
Washington state Fish
Steelhead Trout
Washington state Flower
Washington state Flower
Pacific Rhododendron
Washington state Insect
Washington state Insect
Green Darner Dragonfly
Washington state Tree
Washington state Tree
Western Hemlock
Washington state Soil
Washington state Soil
Washington state Bird
Washington state Bird
Willow Goldfinch
Washington state Dance
Washington state Dance
Square Dance
Washington state Ship
Washington state Ship
Lady Washington
Washington state Fruit
Washington state Fruit
Washington state Vegetable
Washington state Vegetable
Sweet Onion

Washington State History

Thousands of years ago Europeans and Native Americans arrived and began to establish territorial claims each with its own unique culture. In 1774 the first record of the landing of Europeans on the Washington coast is by Spaniard Juan Perez. In 1775 Spanish Captain Don Bruno de Heceta on board the Santiago which is part of a two-ship flotilla with the Sonora, landed near the mouth of the Quinault River. In 1778 British explorer Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific Northwest while searching for a northwest passage across America. But it is not discovered until Charles William Barkley captain of the Imperial Eagle sighted it in 1787. In 1790s Spanish exclusivity opened the Northwest Coast to explorers and traders from other nations. David Thompson extensively explored the Columbia River. He became the first European to navigate the entire length of the river to the Pacific in 1811. The UK and USA agreed to what has since been described as "joint occupancy" of lands in 1818. Great Britain and the United States established the 49th parallel as the border west to the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains. A group of missionaries to settle in Washington were Marcus and Narcissa Whitman representing the Protestant American Board of Missions; their settlement at Waiilatpu in southeastern Washington was established in 1836. In 1852 people from all over has gathered in Monticello to draft a memorandum to Congress. In 1889 November 11th Washington became the 42nd state in the United States.

Washington State Tourist Information

Washington has rich history and celebrates cultural activities throughout the year. Tourism is the 4th largest industry in Washington State. There are many attractive destinations in Washington. The tourism industry supports over the 126,800 jobs in the state annually. Washington?s famous sites are Mt. Olympus and for its dense rain forest and rare elk herds. Deception Pass is another popular park. The state also offers two national historic parks, two national historic sites, and three national recreation areas.

Washington State Transportation

State highways are managed by the Washington State Department of Transportation. Washington has 140 public airfields. Washington highways incorporate an extensive network of bridges and the largest ferry system in the United States. Washington is home to four of the five longest floating bridges in the world. Amtrak provides rail service from Seattle down the coast to Los Angeles, and eastward via Spokane to St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago. Washington has large waterway system.

Washington Taxes

Washington State Tax Rate Range Low 0.00% High 0.00%
Washington State Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate - Highest flat rate
Washington State Personal Exemptions Single - Married ? Dependents ?
Washington State Sales Tax Rate on Food 6.5%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
Washington State Total Tax on Gasoline 36.0%, on Diesel Fuel 36.0%
Washington State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 202.5(¢ per pack)
Washington State Beer Excise Tax Rate $0.261($ per gallon)
Washington State Wine Excise Tax Rate $0.87($ per gallon)

Washington Universities

Whitman College - 1,455 Students
University of Washington-Seattle Campus - 39,524 Students
Gonzaga University - 6,607 Students
Whitworth University - 2,504 Students
University of Puget Sound - 2,797 Students
Seattle Pacific University - 3,834 Students
Seattle University - 7,226 Students
Pacific Lutheran University - 3,640 Students
Washington State University - 23,655 Students
Western Washington University - 14,035 Students
Walla Walla University - 1,876 Students

Washington Religions

Protestant - 49%
Mainline - 23%
Evangelical - 25%
Other Protestant - 1%
Unaffiliated - 25%
Roman Catholic - 16%
Latter-day Saint - 4%
Muslim - 1%
Jewish - 1%
Other Religions - 3%

Washington Counties

Adams County, Washington - Population 16,428
Asotin County, Washington - Population 20,551
Benton County, Washington - Population 142,475
Chelan County, Washington - Population 66,616
Clallam County, Washington - Population 64,525
Clark County, Washington - Population 345,238
Columbia County, Washington - Population 4,064
Cowlitz County, Washington - Population 92,948
Douglas County, Washington - Population 32,603
Ferry County, Washington - Population 7,260
Franklin County, Washington - Population 49,347
Garfield County, Washington - Population 2,397
Grant County, Washington - Population 74,698
Grays Harbor County, Washington - Population 67,194
Island County, Washington - Population 71,558
Jefferson County, Washington - Population 25,953
King County, Washington - Population 1,737,034
Kitsap County, Washington - Population 231,969
Kittitas County, Washington - Population 33,362
Klickitat County, Washington - Population 19,161
Lewis County, Washington - Population 68,600
Lincoln County, Washington - Population 10,184
Mason County, Washington - Population 49,405
Okanogan County, Washington - Population 39,564
Pacific County, Washington - Population 20,984
Pend Oreille County, Washington - Population 11,732
Pierce County, Washington - Population 700,820
San Juan County, Washington - Population 14,077
Skagit County, Washington - Population 102,979
Skamania County, Washington - Population 9,872
Snohomish County, Washington - Population 606,024
Spokane County, Washington - Population 417,939
Stevens County, Washington - Population 40,066
Thurston County, Washington - Population 207,355
Wahkiakum County, Washington - Population 3,824
Walla Walla County, Washington - Population 55,180
Whatcom County, Washington - Population 166,814
Whitman County, Washington - Population 40,740
Yakima County, Washington - Population 222,581

Washington State Government

The Washington state is divided into 49 legislative districts of equal population. The State?s legislative branch is Washington State Legislature. The legislative branch consists of a senate of 49 members elected to four-year terms. The Executive Branch head is Governor. He is elected for a four-year term. The present Governor is Christine Gregoire. The governor is limited to serving eight out of 14 years. Washington has 39 counties, 279 municipal governments. The state highest court is Supreme Court. Consists of nine justices serving six-year terms.

Washington State Economy

Washington gross product was $351.5 billion in 2010 and the rank was 14th in the United States. Farming income is dominated in Washington economy. Washington economy is based on manufacturing, mined, finance, insurance and tourism. The Washington agricultural rank was 14th in the nation. The agricultural outputs of Washington are milk, cattle, calves, eggs, broilers, apple, Wheat, potatoes, hay, hops, sweet corn, onions, asparagus and carrots. The manufacturing outputs of Washington are raw material, transportation devices, computer and electronic devices, aircrafts and food items. Coal, cement, stone, gold, clay, gypsum and silver are the main mined outputs of Washington. Fishing is also main income for Washington. The services of Washington are business, personal, finance, insurance, wholesale, retail and real estate. Washington is the best state for developing computer software.

Washington Parks

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve - Coupeville, WA: There is no entrance fee. This is open in summer at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and winter 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - Vancouver, OR,WA: The entrance cost is $3.00 per individual and $5.00 per family. The park is open to visitors 360 days each year. The park is closed each year on January 1, November 25, and December 24, 25, and 31. Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit National Historical Park - Seattle, WA: There are no entrance fees. Lake Chelan National Recreation Area - Stehekin, WA: There is no entrance fee. Opening hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park - Long Beach to Cannon Beach, OR, WA: $3.00 per seven days for 16 and older. Free for children. Nez Perce National Historical Park - four states, ID, MT, OR and WA: There are no fees to visit. North Cascades National Park - Marblemount, WA: There is no entrance fee. Park is open at Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Olympic National Park - Port Angeles, WA: The park is open 24 hours a day. Whitman Mission National Historic Site - Walla Walla, WA: The Visitor Center is open everyday, 7 days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.