Washington vs. Oregon

Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)7,614,8934,217,737
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)13.2%10.1%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)6,724,5403,831,079
Population, Census, April 1, 20106,724,5403,831,074
Persons under 5 years, percent6.1%5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent22.1%20.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent15.4%17.6%
Female persons, percent50.0%50.4%
White alone, percent78.9%86.8%
Black or African American alone, percent4.3%2.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.9%1.8%
Asian alone, percent9.3%4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.8%0.5%
Two or More Races, percent4.8%3.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent12.9%13.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent68.0%75.3%
Veterans, 2014-2018537,713288,540
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201814.0%9.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)3,148,1291,788,681
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201862.7%61.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$311,700$287,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,826$1,647
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$564$519
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,194$1,050
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201325.6%23.2%
Building permits, 201847,74620,132
Households, 2014-20182,800,4231,591,835
Persons per household, 2014-20182.552.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201882.2%82.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201819.4%15.4%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201892.7%91.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201886.5%83.9%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201891.1%90.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201835.3%32.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20188.8%10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent7.5%8.4%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201863.5%62.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201858.4%57.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)14,297,2788,466,788
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)43,966,88924,956,816
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)131,530,60151,349,948
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)83,313,36648,325,261
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)118,924,04949,481,054
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$17,243$12,690
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201827.623.7
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$70,116$59,393
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$36,888$32,045
Persons in poverty, percent10.3%12.6%
Total employer establishments, 2017191,045117,357
Total employment, 20172,768,6601,596,637
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)169,766,37279,111,280
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20173.1%2.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017478,331295,127
All firms, 2012541,522339,305
Men-owned firms, 2012262,650165,691
Women-owned firms, 2012187,677123,015
Minority-owned firms, 201292,80741,456
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012426,697285,028
Veteran-owned firms, 201249,33130,918
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012461,401288,790
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%1.2%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.2%1.2%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20076.8%3.6%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.2%0.2%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20073.2%3.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200728.7%29.8%
Population per square mile, 2010101.239.9
Land area in square miles, 201066,455.5295,988.01

Source: United States Census Bureau

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