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What are some statistics about Washington state?

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In 2013, the population of Washington state was 6,973,742. Of that population, 81.2 percent was white, 4 percent was black or African-American, 1.9 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native, 7.9 percent was Asian, 0.7 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 11.9 percent was Hispanic or Latino.

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Between 2009 and 2013, 6.4 percent of the population was under 5 years of age, 22.9 percent was under 18, and 13.6 was over 65. Over 13 percent of the population lived below poverty level, and the median household income was $59,478. Ninety percent of people over the age of 25 were high school graduates, and 31.9 percent held a bachelor's degree or higher. Over 18 percent of people spoke a language other than English at home, and 13.2 percent of the population was foreign born.

There were 2,629,126 households with an average household size of 2.54 persons. Fourteen percent of people did not have health insurance. In June 2015, the unemployment rate was 5.3 percent with a total of 187,300 people unemployed. The rate of unemployment for post 9/11 veterans was 11.4 percent and 6.4 percent for all veterans. In 2010, Washington's land area was 66,455.52 square miles with 101.2 persons per square mile.

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