Washington

Capital: Olympia
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
6,896,325
Population 2013 6,973,742
Population 2014 7,061,530
Below Poverty 2011 12.5
Below Poverty 2012 11.6
Below Poverty 2013 12.0
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 59.1
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 59.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 59.4
Unemployed 2011 9.1
Unemployed 2012 8.3
Unemployed 2013 7.0
Unemployed 2014 6.2
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 1,609
STATE FACTS
The Northwestern most point in the contiguous U.S. is Cape Flattery on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
The highest point in Washington is Mount Rainier. It was named after Peter Rainier, a British soldier who fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
Starbucks was founded in Seattle.