Washington

Capital: Olympia
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
7,535,591
Population 2017 7,425,432
Population 2016 7,294,680
Below Poverty 2017 11.0
Below Poverty 2016 11.3
Below Poverty 2015 12.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
61.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 60.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 60.2
Unemployed 2018 4.5
Unemployed 2017 4.7
Unemployed 2016 5.3
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 3,356
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.