Statehood: November 11, 1889, the 42nd State
Total Area: 19th among
States 184,827 sq km (71,362 sq mi)
Water Area: 10,502 sq
km(4,055 sq mi)
Highest Point: Mount Rainier
4,392 m (14,410 ft)
2010 Census - 6,724,540
Population Density in 2010:
101.2 people per sq mi
Distribution in 2000:
Urban, 20.1% Rural
Gross State Product - $351.1 billion (2010)
Personal income per capita - $41,751 (2009)
Largest cities in 2010:
- On May 18, 1980, Mount Saint Helens erupted in Washington, resulting
in 57 deaths and billions of dollars in damage.
to the 1990 census, more than half the
residents of metropolitan Seattle were born outside
Governor Gary Locke is
the first Chinese-American governor in U.S. history.
In addition to its state
song, Washington also has an official state folk song: Roll on
Columbia, Roll On.
Washington is number one
in the country in the production of these fruits and vegetables:
apples, lentils, dry edible peas, hops, pears, red raspberries,
spearmint oil, and sweet cherries.
Washington is home to
Boeing, the world's largest aircraft maker.
Washington has over
Lewis and Clark explored
the Columbia River area of what is now Washington in 1805-06.
The state of Washington
is the only state to be named after a United States president.
Microsoft Corporation is
located in Redmond.
Starbucks, the biggest
coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.
Medina is the home of
the world's wealthiest man, Microsoft's Bill Gates.