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Washington: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 5,894,121
  • Males: 2,930,661
  • Females: 2,963,460

Top 20 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (4,730,505)
  2. Spanish (321,440)
  3. Tagalog (41,630)
  4. Vietnamese (39,755)
  5. German (39,660)
  6. Korean (39,445)
  7. Chinese (34,790)
  8. Russian (31,275)
  9. Japanese (24,015)
  10. French (22,290)
  11. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (14,375)
  12. Ukrainian (11,910)
  13. Laotian (6,430)
  14. Cantonese (6,390)
  15. Arabic (6,385)
  16. Italian (6,120)
  17. Panjabi (5,820)
  18. Amharic (5,500)
  19. Norwegian (5,404)
  20. Persian (5,200)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (716,133)
  2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The (178,000)
  3. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (127,854)
  4. Assemblies of God (105,692)
  5. United Methodist Church, The (76,648)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 1,774,141
  • Sensory: 217,677
  • Physical: 438,935
  • Mental: 277,488
  • Self-care: 129,817
  • Go outside home: 304,783
  • Employment: 402,370

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 35,341

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 2,271,398
  • Utility gas: 746,887
  • Bottled or LP gas: 69,591
  • Electricity: 1,202,177
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 126,740
  • Coal or Coke: 478
  • Wood: 106,968
  • Solar Energy: 374
  • Other fuel: 13,851
  • No fuel used: 4,332

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 4,289,452
  • No vehicle: 304,681
  • 1 or more vehicle: 3,984,771

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 37,417
  • No High School: 127,788
  • Some High School: 329,131
  • High School: 953,544
  • Some College: 1,010,801
  • Associate's Degree: 307,401
  • College Degree: 704,826
  • Master's Degree: 241,037
  • Professional Degree: 76,357
  • Doctoral Degree: 39,205

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 2,271,398
  • Owners with phone: 1,457,489
  • Owners without phone: 9,496
  • Renters with phone: 782,799
  • Renters without phone: 21,614
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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