Washington


Newspapers

2004 Daily 22
Weekly 121
Total 143
2019 Daily 19
Weekly 108
Total 127
11% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 1.0 million
Weekly 1.5 million
Total 2.5 million
2019 Daily 570,000
Weekly 1.1 million
Total 1.6 million
36% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
7.4 million
Adult Population
5.8 million
Population Rank
13th out of 50
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Demographics

Median Age
38
Age Rank
31st oldest of 50 (tied with New Mexico)
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
34%
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Economics

Median Income
$63,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
11% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void

18 online news organizations cover Washington as well as 20 ethnic media outlets in the form of newspapers, websites, and podcasts, and 13 public broadcasting stations.
Source: UNC Database

National Politics

2020 Presidential Election Results
Biden, 58.4%; Trump, 39%
2016 Presidential Election Results
Clinton, 53%; Trump, 37%
Senators
2 Democrats
Representatives
3 Republicans, 7 Democrats
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
67%
State Senators
21 Republicans, 28 Democrats
State Representatives
42 Republicans, 56 Democrats
Gov. Jay Inslee (D) ends his term Jan. 2025
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