Last Updated: April 17, 2021


The state of Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States. The state is named after the First President of the United States of America, George Washington. Washington was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Olympia is the state capital and Seattle is the state’s largest city. Some other largest cities in the state include Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue and Kent. Washington is the 18th extensive state by area and the 13th most populous state. 

The is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east, and the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north. Washington is one of the wealthiest and most socially liberal states in the country. As the state consistently ranks among the best for life expectancy and low unemployment.

If we talk about weather then Western Washington climate is mostly mild temperature and wet winters, autumn’s and springs, and fairly dry summers. Eastern Washington has a relatively dry climate. Thus, Washington climate vastly varies from west to east. 

Some sectors that contribute to the state economy are manufacturing, agriculture, services, technology, mining and beverages, real estate, retail and tourism. With a Gross Domestic Product of 599.61 billion as of 2019, Washington ranks 10th in the United States.

Washington State is one of the most beautiful states in the United States. There are charming places and catchy attractions in the state. Some tourist destinations in Washington are Seattle, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Columbia River Gorge National Area, North Cascades National Park, Spokane, Leavenworth, San Juan Islands, Deception Pass State Park.

 Key Facts:

  • In 2020, the per capita personal income in Washington was 68,822 U.S. dollars. 
  • In 2019, the per cap real GDP of Wington stood at 69,761.
  • In 2020, the unemployment rate in

Washington was 8.4 percent. 

  • In 2019 the average annual pay of employees in Washington totalled to 69,587 U.S. dollars. 
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Washington was 531.22 billion U.S. dollars.