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Washington State Information

Phone: (360) 753-5000
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Area (sq mi):: 71299.64 (land 66544.06; water 4755.58) Population per square mile: 94.50
Population 2005: 6,287,759 State rank: 0 Population change: 2000-20005 6.70%; 1990-2000 21.10% Population 2000: 5,894,121 (White 78.90%; Black or African American 3.20%; Hispanic or Latino 7.50%; Asian 5.50%; Other 9.50%). Foreign born: 10.40%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $22,973; median household $45,776; Population below poverty level: 10.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $31,779-$33,254
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 25.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.20%

List of Washington counties:

  • Adams County
  • Asotin County
  • Benton County
  • Chelan County
  • Clallam County
  • Clark County
  • Columbia County
  • Cowlitz County
  • Douglas County
  • Ferry County
  • Franklin County
  • Garfield County
  • Grant County
  • Grays Harbor County
  • Island County
  • Jefferson County
  • King County
  • Kitsap County
  • Kittitas County
  • Klickitat County
  • Lewis County
  • Lincoln County
  • Mason County
  • Okanogan County
  • Pacific County
  • Pend Oreille County
  • Pierce County
  • San Juan County
  • Skagit County
  • Skamania County
  • Snohomish County
  • Spokane County
  • Stevens County
  • Thurston County
  • Wahkiakum County
  • Walla Walla County
  • Whatcom County
  • Whitman County
  • Yakima County
  • Washington Parks

    WA

     

    (self-designation, Brao or Plao), a group of tribes, considered to be among the oldest inhabitants of the Indochinese Peninsula. They live in southwestern Yünnan Province in China (the Kawa—population 330,000 in 1959), in northern Thailand (the Lawa—population 5,000), and in the mountainous regions of northeastern Burma (population, including the related Palaung tribes, is approximately 200,000). The Wa language, which is split into many dialects, belongs to the Mon branch of the Mon-Khmer languages. Their religion is animism; the worship of skulls, said to be the receptacles of the spirit-keeper, is widespread. Primitive communal relationships are preserved to a considerable extent among the Wa in the high-mountain regions. Women do the farming (slash-and-burn type), and men do the hunting. In the foothills and valley regions of Burma and China the Wa have gone over to the farming of arable lands.

    REFERENCE

    Narody lugo-Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow, 1966.