Moving to Washington

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Washington, well known for its incredible salmon fisheries, is home to several large international corporations including Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks. With its numerous museums, galleries, festivals, mountain ranges and vineyards, Washington culture is distinct and renowned. Visit the original Starbucks, or play the rebel and visit Kurt Cobain's childhood home.

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Washington Compared to USA Averages
USA Washington
Population: 311,591,917 6,287,759
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 64.8%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 89.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 31.0%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.49
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 101.2
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 25.4
Average Home Price: $188,400 $285,400
Median Household Income: $51,914 $57,244
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 12.1%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/10

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Washington
State Capital: Olympia
Top 5 Cities: Seattle
Major Newspapers: Columbian
News Tribune
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Times
Professional Sports Teams: MLB: Seattle Mariners
NFL: Seattle Seahawks
NBA: Seattle SuperSonics

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