Washington

Capital: Olympia
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
7,152,818
Population 2016 7,280,934
Population 2017 7,288,000
Below Poverty 2014 13.2
Below Poverty 2015 12.2
Below Poverty 2016 11.3
Below Poverty 2017 11.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 59.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 60.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 60.9
Unemployed 2015 5.6
Unemployed 2016 5.3
Unemployed 2017 4.8
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 4.3
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 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.