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Seal of Washington

Nickname(s) : The Evergreen State

Motto(s) : Alki



Official language(s)




Largest city



Ranked 18 th

- Total

71,342 sq mi
(184,824 km²)

- Width

240 miles (385 km)

- Length

360 miles (580 km)

- % water


- Latitude

45°32' N to 49°00' N

- Longitude

116°57' W to 124°48' W


Ranked 14 th

- Total ( 2000 )


- Density

88.6/sq mi 
34.20/km² (25 th )



- Highest point

Mount Rainier
14,410 ft (4,395 m)

- Mean

1,700 ft (520 m)

- Lowest point

0 ft (0 m)

Admission to Union

November 11 , 1889 (42 nd )


Christine Gregoire (D)

U.S. Senators

Patty Murray (D)
Maria Cantwell (D)

Time zone

Pacific : UTC -8/ -7



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Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United . The state is named after George Washington , the first President of the United . As of the 2000 census, the state population was approximately 5.9 million and the state work force numbered about 3.1 million. Residents are called "Washingtonians" (emphasis on the third syllable, pronounced as tone ).

It should not be confused with Washington, D.C. , the nation's capital city. To avoid confusion, the city is often called simply D.C. and the state is often called Washington state .


[ hide ] 1 Geography 1.1 Geographical features



2 History

3 Demographics 3.1 Race and ancestry

3.2 Religion



4 Economy 4.1 Agriculture



5 Transportation

6 Law and government 6.1 The U.S. Congress

6.2 State elected officials 6.2.1 Executive

6.2.2 Legislature

6.2.3 Judicial



6.3 Politics



7 Important cities and towns

8 Education 8.1 Colleges and universities

8.2 Community colleges



9 Professional sports teams

10 Miscellaneous topics 10.1 State symbols



11 See also 11.1 Political activism



12 References




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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Map of Washington Map of Washington counties Washington is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west; Oregon to the south (the Columbia River forming most of this border); Idaho to the east and British Columbia , Canada to the north. It is famous for scenery of breathtaking beauty and sharp contrasts. High mountains rise above sparkling coastal waters and above both barren semi-desert and lush evergreen forests. Its coastal location and Puget Sound harbors give it a leading role in trade with Alaska , Canada, and the Pacific Rim . Puget Sound's many islands are served by the largest ferry fleet in the United .

Washington is a land of contrasts. The deep forests of the Olympic Peninsula are among the rainiest places in the world and the only rainforests (such as the Hoh Rain Forest ) in the continental United , but the flat semi- desert that lies east of the Cascade Range stretches for long distances without a single tree . Snow -covered peaks tower above the foothills and lowlands around them. Mount Rainier , the highest mountain in the state, appears to "float" on the horizon southeast of Seattle and Tacoma on clear days. The eastern side of the state can be divided into two regions: the Okanogan Highlands and the Columbia River Basin .

Mt. Rainier reflected in Reflection lake. Areas under the management of the National Park Service include:

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve near Coupeville

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site at Vancouver

Klondike Gold Rush Seattle Unit National Historical Park in Seattle

Lake Chelan National Recreation Area near Stehekin

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area along the Columbia River

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Mount Rainier National Park

Nez Perce National Historical Park

North Cascades National Park near Marblemount

Olympic National Park at Port Angeles

Ross Lake National Recreation Area at Newhalem

San Juan Island National Historical Park in Friday Harbor

Whitman Mission National Historic Site at Walla Walla


See also: Central Washington , Columbia River Plateau , Eastern Washington , Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) , Kitsap Peninsula , Palouse , and Western Washington

Geographical features

The Dalles Dam on the Columbia River Mount Rainier with Tacoma in foreground Puget Sound Bainbridge Island

Camano Island

Whidbey Island

Vashon Island



San Juan Islands

Columbia River

Snake River

Yakima River

Cascade Range Mount Adams

Mount Baker

Glacier Peak

Mount Rainier

Mount St. Helens

Mount Stuart



Olympic Mountains Mount Olympus




See also: List of Washington rivers


For more details on this topic, see History of Washington . Prior to the arrival of explorers from Europe , this region of the Pacific Coast had many established tribes of Native Americans , each with its own unique culture. Today, they are most notable for their totem poles and their ornately carved canoes and masks. Prominent among their industries were salmon fishing and whale hunting. In the east, nomadic tribes traveled the land and missionaries such as the Whitmans settled there.

The first European record of a landing on the Washington coast was by Spanish Captain Don Bruno de Heceta in 1775, on board the Santiago , part of a two-ship flotilla with the Sonora . They claimed all the coastal lands up to the Russian possessions in the north for Spain .

In 1778, British explorer Captain James Cook sighted Cape Flattery , at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca , but the straits would not be explored until 1789, by Captain Charles W. Barkley . Further explorations of the straits were performed by Spanish explorers Manuel Quimper in 1790 and Francisco de Eliza in 1791, then by British Captain George Vancouver in 1792.

The Spanish Nootka Convention of 1790 opened the northwest territory to explorers and trappers from other nations, most notably Britain and then the United . Captain Robert Gray (for whom Grays Harbor county is named) then discovered the mouth of the Columbia River . He named the river after his ship, the Columbia . Beginning in 1792, Gray established trade in sea otter pelts. The Lewis and Clark expedition entered the state on October 10 , 1805 .

In 1819, Spain ceded their original claims to this territory to the United . This began a period of disputed joint-occupancy by Britain and the U.S. that lasted until June 15 , 1846 , when Britain ceded their claims to this land with the Treaty of Oregon .

What was to become Washington State's first family was that of Washington's founder, the Black pioneer George Washington Bush and his White wife, Isabella James Bush, from Missouri and Tennessee, respectively. They led four White families into the territory and settled what is now Tumwater, Washington . They settled in Washington to avoid Oregon's racist settlement laws. [1]

Because of the overland migration along the Oregon Trail , many settlers wandered north to what is now Washington and settled the Puget Sound area. The first settlement was New Market (now known as Tumwater ) in 1846. In 1853, Washington Territory was formed from part of Oregon Territory .

Washington became the 42 nd state in the United on November 11 , 1889 .

Early prominent industries in the state included agriculture and lumber. In eastern Washington, the Yakima Valley became known for its apple orchards, while the growth of wheat using dry-farming techniques became particularly productive. The heavy rainfall to the west of the Cascade Range produced dense forests, and the ports along Puget Sound prospered from the manufacturing and shipping of lumber products, particularly the Douglas fir . Other industries that developed in the state include fishing, salmon canning and mining.

By the turn of the 20th century, Washington was of dangerous repute in the minds of many Americans. Indisputably as "wild" as the rest of the American Old West , the public image of Washington merely replaced cowboys with lumberjacks, and desert with forestland. One city in particular, Aberdeen , had the distinction of being "the roughest town west of the Mississippi" because of excessive gambling , violence , extreme drug use and prostitution (the city itself changed very little over the years and remained off-limits to military personnel well into the early 1980s).

For a long period, Tacoma was noted for its large smelters where gold, silver, copper and lead ores were treated. Seattle was the primary port for trade with Alaska and the rest of the country, and for a time it possessed a large ship-building industry. The region around eastern Puget Sound developed heavy industry during the period including World War I and World War II , and the Boeing company became an established icon in the area.

During the Great Depression , a series of hydroelectric dams were constructed along the Columbia river as part of a project to increase the production of electricity . This culminated in 1941 with the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam , the largest dam in the United .

During World War II , the Puget Sound area became a focus for war industries, with the Boeing Company producing many of the nation's heavy bombers and ports in Seattle , Bremerton , and Tacoma were available for the manufacture of warships. Seattle was the point of departure for many soldiers in the Pacific, a number of which were quartered at Golden Gardens Park . In eastern Washington , the Hanford Works atomic energy plant was opened in 1943 and played a major role in the construction of the nation's atomic bombs .

On May 18 , 1980 , following a period of heavy tremors and eruptions, the northeast face of Mount St. Helens exploded outward, destroying a large part of the top of the volcano. This eruption flattened the forests, killed 57 people, flooded the Columbia River and its tributaries with ash and mud, and blanketed large parts of Washington in ash, making day look like night.



Historical populations Census
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2005 (estimated)


Washington Population Density Map According to the U.S. Census as of 2005, Washington has an estimated population of 6,287,759, which is an increase of 80,713, or 1.3%, from the prior year and an increase of 393,619, or 6.7%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 180,160 people (that is 418,055 births minus 237,895 deaths) and an increase from net migration of 215,216 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United resulted in a net increase of 134,242 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 80,974 people.

As of 2004, Washington's population included 631,500 foreign-born (10.3% of the state population), and an estimated 100,000 illegal aliens (1.6% of state population).

Washington is currently the 12th fastest growing state.



Race and ancestry

The racial/ethnic makeup of the state:

77.0% White , not of Hispanic ancestry

8.0% Hispanic of any race

6.3% Asian

3.6% Two or more races

3.5% Black

1.6% Native American


The six largest reported ancestries in Washington are: German (18.7%), English (12%), Irish (11.4%), Norwegian (6.2%), Mexican (5.6%) and Filipino (3.7%).

There are many migrant Mexican farm workers living in the southeast-central part of the state. Wahkiakum County , as well as most counties in the state, has many residents of Scandinavian origin. Washington has the fifth largest Asian population of any state, with the Filipino community being the largest.

6.7% of Washington's population was reported as under 5, 25.7% under 18, and 11.2% were 65 or older. Females made up approximately 50.2% of the population.



The religious affiliations of Washington's population are:

Christian – 71% Protestant – 45% Episcopal – 7%

Lutheran – 7%

Methodist – 4%

Presbyterian – 3%

Other Protestant or general Protestant – 24%



Roman Catholic – 22%

LDS – 5%

Other Christian – 1%



Other Religions – 2%

Non-Religious – 27%


As with many other Western , the percentage of Washington's population identifying themselves as " non-religious " is higher than the national average. The percentage of non-religious people in Washington is the highest of any state.



The 2004 total gross state product for Washington was $262 billion, placing it 14th in the nation [2] . The per capita income was $33,332. Significant business within the state include the design and manufacture of jet aircraft ( Boeing ), computer software development ( Microsoft , , Nintendo of America ), electronics , biotechnology , aluminum production, lumber and wood products, mining, and tourism. The state has significant amounts of hydroelectric power generation. Significant amounts of trade with Asia pass through the ports of the Puget Sound. See list of United companies by state .

The state of Washington is one of only seven that does not levy a personal income tax . Neither does the state collect a corporate income tax. However, Washington businesses are responsible for various other state levies. Washington's state sales tax is 6.5 percent, and it applies to services as well as products. Most foods are exempt from sales tax; however, prepared foods, dietary supplements and soft drinks remain taxable. The combined state and local retail sales tax rates increase the taxes paid by consumers, depending on the variable local sales tax rates, generally between 8 and 9 percent [1] . An excise tax applies to certain select products such as gasoline, cigarettes, and alcoholic beverages. Property tax was the first tax levied in the state of Washington and its collection accounts for about 30 percent of Washington's total state and local revenue. It continues to be the most important revenue source for public schools, fire protection, library, park and recreation, and other special purpose districts.

All real and personal property is subject to tax unless specifically exempted by law. Personal property also is taxed, although most personal property owned by individuals is exempt. Personal property tax applies to personal property used when conducting business or to other personal property not exempt by law. All property taxes are paid to the county treasurer's office where the property is located. Washington does not impose a tax on intangible assets such as bank accounts, stocks or bonds. Neither does the state assess any tax on retirement income earned and received from another state. Washington does not collect inheritance taxes ; however, the estate tax is decoupled from the federal estate tax laws, and therefore the state imposes its own estate tax.

Washington is one of eighteen which has a government monopoly on sales of alcoholic beverages, though drinks with less than 20 percent alcohol by volume, such as beer and wine, can be purchased in convenience stores and supermarkets.



A Whitman County farm Washington is a leading agricultural state. (The following figures are from the Washington State Office of Financial Management and the Washington Agricultural Statistics Service .)

For 2003, the total value of Washington's agricultural products was $5.79 billion, the 11th highest in the country. The total value of its crops was $3.8 billion, the 7th highest. The total value of its livestock and specialty products was $1.5 billion, the 26th highest.

In 2004, Washington ranked first in the nation in production of red raspberries (90.0% of total U.S. production), wrinkled seed peas (80.6%), hops (75.0%), spearmint oil (73.6%), apples (58.1%), sweet cherries (47.3%), pears (42.6%), peppermint oil (40.3%), Concord grapes (39.3%), carrots for processing (36.8%), and Niagara grapes (31.6%). Washington also ranked second in the nation in production of lentils , fall potatoes , dry edible peas, apricots , grapes (all varieties taken together), asparagus (over a third of the nation's production), sweet corn for processing, and green peas for processing; third in tart cherries, prunes and plums , and dry summer onions ; fourth in barley and trout ; and fifth in wheat , cranberries , and strawberries .



Washington has an extensive system of state highways , called State Routes , as well as the third-largest ferry system in the world. There are 140 public airfields in Washington , including 16 state airports owned by the Washington State Department of Transportation . Boeing Field in Seattle is the busiest airport by numbers of planes in the world. The unique geography of Washington presents exceptional transportation needs.

There are extensive waterways in the midst of Washington's largest cites, including Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Olympia. The state highways incorporate an extensive network of bridges and the largest ferry system in the United to serve transportation needs in the Puget Sound area. Washington's marine highway constitutes a fleet of twenty-eight ferries that navigate Puget Sound and its inland waterways to 20 different ports of call. Washington is home for the five longest floating bridges in the world: the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge , Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and Homer M. Hadley Bridge over Lake Washington , and the Hood Canal Bridge connecting the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas .

The Cascade Mountain Range also provides unique transportation challenges. Washington operates and maintains 7 major mountain passes and 8 minor passes. During winter months these passes are plowed, sanded, and kept safe with avalanche control. Not all are able to stay open through the winter. The North Cascades Highway on State Route 20 closes every year. Because of the extraordinary amount of snowfall and frequency of avalanches the highway is not safe in the winter months.


Law and government

The bicameral Washington State Legislature is the state's legislative branch . The state legislature is composed of a lower House of Representatives and an upper State Senate , with 49 legislative districts apiece. Districts for the House are multimember constituences, electing two members per district, while a single member represents the district in the Senate. Currently for both houses of the legislature, the Democratic Party holds a majority in government. Both State Senators and House Representatives are elected for four year and two year terms, respectively. There are no term limits .

Washington's executive branch is headed by a governor elected for a four-year term. The current governor of Washington is Christine Gregoire , a Democrat . She has been governor since 2005.

The Washington Supreme Court is the highest court in the judiciary of the state of Washington. Nine justices serve on the bench, and are elected at large.


The U.S. Congress

The two U.S. Senators from Washington are Senator Patty Murray (D) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D).

Washington representatives in the United House of Representatives are Jay Inslee (D-1), Richard Ray (Rick) Larsen (D-2), Brian Baird (D-3), Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings (R-4), Cathy McMorris (R-5), Norm Dicks (D-6), Jim McDermott (D-7), David Reichert (R-8), and Adam Smith (D-9).


State elected officials



Christine Gregoire , Governor (D)

Brad Owen , Lieutenant Governor (D)

Sam Reed , Secretary of State (R)

Rob McKenna , Attorney General (R)

Mike Murphy , Treasurer (D)

Brian Sonntag , Auditor (D)

Terry Bergeson , Superintendent of Public Instruction (non partisan office)

Doug Sutherland ,Commissioner of Public Lands (R)

Mike Kreidler , Insurance Commissioner (D)




Washington State Legislature Washington House of Representatives

Washington State Senate






Washington Supreme Court




The state has been thought of as politically divided by the Cascade Mountains , with Western Washington being liberal (particularly greater Seattle) and Eastern Washington being conservative. Since the population is larger in the west, the Democrats usually fare better statewide. Washington has voted for the Democratic candidate in presidential elections recently in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. It was considered a key swing state in 1968 and 2000. In 1968, it was the only Western state to give its electoral votes to Hubert Humphrey .

While the Democratic Party has long dominated Washington, the 2004 Washington gubernatorial election was among the closest races in United election history. The initial count gave Republican candidate Dino Rossi a lead of 261 votes out of a total vote count of 2,805,913, or 0.0093%. [2] Washington law calls for a mandatory machine recount if the difference between the candidates is less than 0.5% and 200 votes [3] . The mandatory recount again had Rossi in the lead, but it was now by 42 votes, or 0.0015% of the total 2,808,341 votes included in the first recount. [4] A second recount was done by hand, at the request of the Democratic party as allowed by law. This final recount overturned the initial results and resulted in a lead for Christine Gregoire , the Democratic candidate, of 129 votes, or 0.0045% of the 2,810,058 votes cast. [5] As this second recount was the last allowed for by Washington election law, Gregoire was inaugurated on 12 January 2005 . The subsequent court battles raged for months after the election, but ultimately ended with Gregoire retaining her office. The final official count left Gregoire ahead by 133 votes.

Washington has the distinction for being the first and so far only state to elect women to all three major statewide offices (state governor and two U.S. Senate seats) at the same time.

On January 30 , 2006 Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law legislation making Washington the 17th state in the nation to protect gay and lesbian people from discrimination in housing, lending, and employment, and the 7th state in the nation to offer these protections to transgendered people. Initiative activist Tim Eyman filed a referendum that same day, seeking to put the issue before the state's voters. Despite a push from conservative churches across the state to gather signatures on what were dubbed "Referendum Sundays," Eyman was only able to gather 105,103 signatures, more than 7,000 signatures short of the minimum. As a result, the law went into effect on June 7 , 2006 .

See also List of Washington Governors


Important cities and towns

The Space Needle and the Downtown Seattle skyline Downtown Tacoma , WA, the third-largest city in Washington. Seattle


Spokane Valley











Federal Way


Port Angeles


See also: List of cities in Washington , List of towns in Washington , Washington locations by per capita income , and City government in the state of Washington



Colleges and universities

The Whitman Memorial Building at Whitman College, Walla Walla. State universities

Central Washington University

Eastern Washington University

The Evergreen State College

University of Washington

Washington State University

Western Washington University


Private universities

Antioch University Seattle

Argosy University/Seattle

Art Institute of Seattle

Bastyr University

City University

Cornish College of the Arts

DeVry University

Gonzaga University

Henry Cogswell College

Heritage College

Northwest University



Pacific Lutheran University

St. Martin's University

School of Visual Concepts

Seattle Bible College

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

Trinity Lutheran College

University of Puget Sound

Walla Walla College

Whitman College

Whitworth College




Community colleges

Bates Technical College

Bellevue Community College

Bellingham Technical College

Big Bend Community College

Cascadia Community College

Centralia College

Clark College

Clover Park Technical College

Columbia Basin College

Edmonds Community College

Everett Community College

Grays Harbor College

Green River Community College

Highline Community College

Lake Washington Technical College

Lower Columbia College



Olympic College

Peninsula College

Pierce College

Renton Technical College

Seattle Community College District

Shoreline Community College

Skagit Valley College

South Puget Sound Community College

Spokane Community College

Spokane Falls Community College

Tacoma Community College

Walla Walla Community College

Wenatchee Valley College

Whatcom Community College

Yakima Valley Community College




Professional sports teams

Club Sport League City & Stadium Seattle Seahawks


National Football League ; NFC

Seattle , Qwest Field

Seattle Mariners


Major League Baseball ; AL

Seattle, Safeco Field

Seattle SuperSonics


National Basketball Association

Seattle, KeyArena

Seattle Thunderbirds

Ice Hockey

Western Hockey League

Seattle, KeyArena

Seattle Storm


Women's National Basketball Association

Seattle, KeyArena

Seattle Sounders


USL First Division (men's)
W-League (women's)

Seattle, Qwest Field

Bellingham Slam


American Basketball Association

Bellingham, Whatcom Community College

Bellevue Blackhawks


American Basketball Association

Bellevue, Meydenbauer Center

Everett Silvertips

Ice Hockey

Western Hockey League

Everett , Everett Events Center

Spokane Chiefs

Ice Hockey

Western Hockey League

Spokane, Spokane Arena

Tri-City Americans

Ice Hockey

Western Hockey League

Kennewick , Toyota Center

Tri-City Fever

Indoor Football

National Indoor Football League

Kennewick, Toyota Center

Tri-City Dust Devils


Northwest League ; A

Pasco , Tri-City Stadium

Tacoma Rainiers


Pacific Coast League ; AAA

Tacoma, Cheney Stadium

Spokane Indians


Northwest League ; A

Spokane, Avista Stadium

Everett AquaSox


Northwest League ; A

Everett, Everett Memorial Stadium

Yakima Bears


Northwest League ; A

Yakima, Yakima County Stadium

Everett Hawks

Arena Football


Everett , Everett Events Center

Spokane Shock

Arena Football


Spokane, Spokane Arena


Miscellaneous topics

Three ships of the United Navy , including two battleships, have been named USS Washington in honor of the state. Previous ships had held that name in honor of George Washington.


State symbols

For more details on this topic, see List of Washington state symbols . The State song is " Washington, My Home ", the State bird is the American Goldfinch and the State fruit is the Apple . The state dance, adopted in 1979, is the Square Dance .



See also

Washington state congressional delegates

Capital punishment in Washington

List of hospitals in Washington

List of Washington state prisons

List of Washington state forests

List of radio stations in Washington

List of television stations in Washington

List of Washington county name etymologies

List of colleges and universities in Washington

List of school districts in Washington

List of ZIP Codes in Washington

List of high schools in Washington

List of U.S. Wilderness Areas in Washington

The Washington Medal of Merit

Scouting in Washington


Digitally colored elevation map of Washington. Washington State Park System

Music of Washington

List of people from Washington

List of United companies by state



Political activism

List of Washington initiatives





^ 2004 Washington State Initial Gubernatorial Election results

^ November 5, 2004 Rules for Mandatory Recount

^ 2004 Washington State Gubernatorial Election 1st Recount Results

^ 2004 Washington State Gubernatorial Election 2nd Recount Results





State of Washington website

Constitution of the State of Washington

Revised Code of Washington (State Law)

Washington Administrative Code (State Administrative Rules)

State Code Search Tool

U.S. Census Bureau

Washington State Arts Commission

Washington Employment State and County Data

Photos of Washington - Terra Galleria

Mountain & River Webcams from Around Washington

Pacific Northwest Community A wiki on the Pacific Northwest

County Maps of Washington Full color maps. List of cities, towns and county seats

A Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington , 1909, by Ithamar Howell, from Project Gutenberg

Washington state article on h2g2 .

Washington hiking trails

Washington State Facts

Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History

Official Website of the City of Tumwater, WA Research on the Bush family and early Washington State history



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