Best Places to Live in Washington

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What you need to know about Washington

Approximately 60 percent of Washington residents live in the Seattle metro area. Among the other best places to live in Washington are Bellevue, Renton, Bellingham, Olympia, Redmond, Tacoma and Vancouver. Washington is a leading agricultural state along with industries such as aircraft, computer software, telecommunications and lumber, and residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational choices like Mount Rainier National Park and the Puget Sound. Top universities include Washington, Washington State and Eastern Washington.

 

Population

6,899,123
Up by 6%
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Bellevue Washington
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Housing

Homes Owned 63%
63% Complete
Homes Rented 37%
37% Complete

Median Home Price

$257,200
Higher than the national average
Seattle Space Needle in clouds and fog
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A view of the Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane, WA at night
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Featured Cities

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Children play in the Heritage Park fountains near downtown Olympia, WA.
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Median Household Income

$60,294
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 32%
32% Complete
Graduated High School 90%
90% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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Best Places to Live in Washington