Other pages about the topic: Forecasting & Research

Distribution of income, wealth, and taxes across Washington households

This report is prepared pursuant to Section 708 of Third Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2127 (Sec. 708 3ESHB 2127). The overall objective of this study is to provide information on the distribution of income, wealth and taxes across Washington households as well as changes in the distribution of income, and wealth over time.

State Data Center program

The State Data Center (SDC) program is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. The Business and Industry Data Center (BIDC) program was added in 1988 to meet the needs of local business communities for economic data. The Office of Financial Management is the state agency responsible for administering these programs in Washington state.

Small area estimates program

Small Area Estimates Program (SAEP) estimates are meant to provide a consistent set of small area population and housing data for statewide applications. SAEP estimates are generated for census areas and other areas of statewide significance.

Special area population estimates

OFM produces annual population estimates for ‘special areas’ required by statue.  Special areas include highway urban areas, public transportation benefit areas, and the thermal electric generating facility area.  The special area estimates are based on data produced by the Small Area Estimate Program using GIS-based spatial interpolation procedures.

Growth Management Act county projections

Population change

In accordance with RCW 43.62.035, the Office of Financial Management (OFM) shall determine the percentage increase in population for each county over the preceding ten-year period, as of April 1.