- Spanish: 7.79%
- Chinese(including Cantonese and Mandarin):1.19%
- Vietnamese: 0.94%
- Tagalog: 0.84%
- Korean: 0.83%
- Russian: 0.80%
- German: 0.55%
- French: 0.33%
- Ukrainian: 0.27%
- Ukrainian: 0.27%
- Mon-Khmer, Cambodian: 0.22%
- Cantonese: 0.22%
- Mandarin: 0.21%
- Hindi: 0.21%
Some of the major religions followed by the people of Washington include Protestant, Evangelical, Protestant Mainline, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, and other religions. The largest group of people are affiliated to the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and the Assemblies of God.
Aquarian Tabernacle Church, located in Index is the largest Wiccan church in the United States of America.
Economy of Washington
Several sectors play a vital role in the economic growth of Washington State. Major sectors that contribute immensely include financial institutions, services, lumbering, manufacturing (shipbuilding, aerospace equipment, wood products and food processing), agriculture,and tourism. As of 2013 estimation, Washington Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was $408.0 billion and ranked 14th in the United States. Washington witnessed a hike of 2.7 % real GDP in 2013 
. Washington State’s per capita personal income (PCPI) in 2013 was $47,717 which register a hike of 1.4 % from 2012 and ranked 12th in the United States 
. Washington recorded an unemployment rate of 7.0% in 2013, a decrease of 1.2 % from 2012 
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Agriculture in Washington
contributes immensely to the economy of the state. Agriculture contributes 13% of the state’s economy. The state's fertile soils, varied climates and large-scale irrigation make Washington one of the most agriculturally rich regions in the world with its surplus crop production each year. Agricultural trade in Washington is a huge success Washington has numerous sea ports and the ports are a major hub for the state's agricultural trade with the nearby important Asian markets.
2012 top 10 Productions: Washington’s food and agriculture industry
Apples: $2.25 (billion)
Wheat: $1.18 (billion)
Milk: $1.16 (billion)
Potatoes: $700 (million)
Hay: $679 (million)
Cattle/Calves: $624 (million)
Sweet Cherries: $499 (million)
Nursery/Greenhouses: $305 (million)
Grapes: $236 (million)
Pears: $206 (million)
is one of the major employers of the state. In terms of revenue generation, crops and livestock products are ranked among the top that contribute to the state’s economic growth. Washington is the top producer of apple. Apple
generates huge revenue in Washington, more than any other state. Washington's top five agricultural products that assisted in revenue generation of the state are apples, dairy products, beef cattle and calves, wheat, and potatoes. Washington's other major productions include hops, stone fruits, farm forest products, fish, shellfish, onions and mint oils.
Washington's major live stocks
products include milk, beef cattle, calves, aquaculture, broiler, chicken eggs,etc. Washington is well known for its fish and some main catch are sockeye and chinook salmon, coho, and pink salmon, shrimps, clams, oysters, halibut, crabs, flounder, cod, herring, rockfish, steelhead, and tuna.
Tourism in Washington
Industries in Washington
Washington's main industries
contribute in the state's revenue generation include manufacturing,
software and computer-related industries. Many technology companies in
Washington are world leaders, including Boeing's airplane and Microsoft.
Boeing runs the largest industry in Washington State that produces
aerospace and transportation equipments. Additionally, biotechnology
firms in Washington are also growing.
Washington State is among
the top film-production
states in the nation. Washington is also a
sought after destination for film and TV shootings and many producers
from other states and countries shoot numerous films and videos in
Washington. Revenues over millions are generated from film companies and
thus contribute immensely to the state's economy annually.
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Washington's important mined products
include cement, coal, crushed stone, sand and gravel, gold, gypsum, clay, and silver.
Listed below is the employment provided by various industries in Washington base on October, 2014 estimation on number of persons, in thousands 
Occupations with the highest employment, as of May 2013
- Trade, transportation and utilities: 575.0
- Government: 555.3
- Education and health services: 447.7
- Professional and business services: 370.4
- Leisure and hospitality: 302.9
- Manufacturing: 288.5
- Financial activities: 153.9
- Other services: 113.0
- Information: 109.6
- Mining, lodging and construction: 6.3
- Total Non Farm: 3,080.6
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Government of Washington
The Government of Washington is guarded and established by the Washington Constitution which is divided into three distinct branches: the Executive branch (Governor of Washington, Constitutionally elected officers and state agencies), the Legislative branch (the House of Representatives and the Senate) and the Judicial branch (Supreme Court and lower courts).
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Washington Executive Branch
The executive branch of Washington is a well functioning body of the government of Washington. The branch consists of the Governor of Washington, Constitutionally elected officials and the Governor's cabinet. Democrat, Jay Robert Inslee is the current governor of Washington since 2012.
Washington State Legislative Branch
Washington State Legislature is the body of the state government of Washington which is divided into two separate assemblies, namely House of Representatives and Washington Senate. The Washington House of Representatives consist of 98 elected members from 49 districts. The Washington State Senate is the upper house of the state legislature and consists of 49 state senators
Washington Judiciary Branch
Under the Washington Constitution, the Judiciary branch applies and interprets laws and regulations to ensure justice in the state. The judicial system of Washington is served by numerous efficient professionally trained judges. The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) is an association authorized by the Washington Supreme Court, and they operate to license and manage lawyers and attorneys under the authority of the Court. Barbara Madsen is the chief justice of Washington since 2010.
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Education in Washington
The education system in Washington comprises of the public and private schools, public and private universities, colleges and high schools. The Washington Department of Education is the division which is responsible to assess and manage the workings of all schools, colleges and universities in the state. The department’s mission is to provide world class education and best values to the students to ensure success in education, workplace and in every spheres of life.Randy Dorn is the current State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Various programs and plans are implemented to enhance the standard of education and also to improve the academic success rate.
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One of the notable programs initiated by the state legislature in 1990 was Running Start program
. The program offers High school juniors and seniors in Washington to opt and attend institutions of higher education which will be paid by the government and also offer the benefits to earn high school and college credit.
Washington has over 40 institutions of higher education and also provide major research universities, religious schools, and private career colleges. Some of the important public universities and colleges include-
Additional, there are several public high schools that focuses and promote arts. Some of the main arts schools include Tacoma School of the Arts, Vancouver school of Arts and Academics, and the Center School.Some of the notable private Universities and Colleges of Washingto
- Antioch University, Seattle
- Argosy University/Seattle, Seattle
- The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle
- Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Seattle
- Bastyr University, Kenmore
- City University of Seattle
- Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle
- DeVry University
- Federal Way DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond
- Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, Tacoma
- Gonzaga University, Spokane
- Heritage University, Toppenish
- Interface College, Spokane
- Northeastern University, Seattle Campus, Seattle
- Northwest Theological Seminary, Lynnwood
- Northwest University, Kirkland
- Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima
- St. Martin's University, Lacey
- Seattle Bible College, Seattle
- Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
- Seattle University, Seattle
- Trinity Lutheran College, Everett
Washington focuses to include more sports and sports programs in schools, colleges, universities and also people from all walks to include sports and activities to live a healthy life. The major sports loved and played in Washington are football, baseball, soccer, arena football, indoor football, basketball, ice hockey,
Washington Health CareThe Washington State Department of Public Health
works efficiently to improve the health and living standards of the community by implementing many health regulating services and policies. Hospitals in Washington are well equipped with technologically advanced facilities, efficiently manned and provide 24-hour inpatient care, including medical, nursing, surgical, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy services, child care, maternity care, mental well being, and many more services.
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Several organizations in Washington are dedicated to provide organ, blood and tissue to those in need. The organizations are committed and striving to meet the transplant needs of the people of Washington.
The Washington Health Plan Finder Organizations provide the platform to compare health care plans and policies that are made available to the people of Washington State and also assist in paying the premium.
The Center for Health Statistics of the Washington State Department of Public health oversees and manages the collection, and distribution of public health and vital statistics data. Learn more on: Washington Health Care
Washington Transportation SystemThe Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
overviews the entire transportation network of the state to ensure safe and easy commuting of people and goods. WSDOT owns, manages and maintains numerous lane-miles of roadway, bridges, tunnels, rails and also responsible for air and water quality, communities and roadsides.
Image source: http://www.wsdot.wa.govThe road transportation
in Washington comprises of several interstate highways, state routes, bridged and tunnels. The Washington State Department of Transportation is striving to ensure safe, convenient transportation and also to provide easy connectivity to various cities and states.. Primary interstate highways include I-5, I-82 and I-90 and the auxiliary interstate highways are I-182, I-205, I-405, I-605, and I-705. Washington Air Transportation
is a major mode that offers all round efficient and easy intercity and interstate connectivity. The Federal Aviation Administration authorizes and oversees all flight operations in Washington State. The Washington State Department of Transportation owns and maintains 16 state airports, of which nine are owned by state, three are owned and operated by special use permit, three are leased out, and one is operated through a right of entry.The Rail Division
under Washington State Department of Transportation oversees the rail transportation in Washington. The railways in Washington serve the people of Washington to provide convenient intercity and interstate connectivity. Additionally, the railways are an important mode for freight movements. The water transportation
in Washington is one of the most important mode of transportation in Washington. It plays vital role in the economic growth of the state and connects communities across Washington state and also to British Columbia. There are many waterways in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Olympia. Several bridges are constructed and also incorporate many ferry system to serve the transportation needs of people and goods. Washington State Ferry system is the largest in the United States that serves eight Washington counties. Learn more on: Washington Transportation System
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