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Population by county — census data (map)

Population, 2010

 

Population, 2000

Population Change, 2000–2010

The 2002 Washington Input-Output Model

Updated April 2011

In 2006, seven state agencies and the legislative staff, under the direction of University of Washington Geography Professor, Dr. William Beyers, and the Office of Financial Management (OFM) Assistant Director of Forecasting Division, Dr. Irv Lefberg, initiated the estimation of a new version of the Washington State Input-Output model. OFM staff Dr. Ta-Win Lin served as the project coordinator.

Revenue & expenditures trends

State economic, demographic, and social trends are related to one another and, in turn, affect government policies on spending and taxation. A strong economy, for example, attracts more people to the state, which in turn boosts state tax collections. At the same time, however, increases in population also put additional pressure on such areas of state responsibility as public schools, prisons, and social services. Social developments, such as crime rates and the incidence of teenage pregnancies, also contribute to demands on public resources.

Social-economic conditions

State economic, demographic, and social trends are related to one another and, in turn, affect government policies on spending and taxation. A strong economy, for example, attracts more people to the state, which in turn boosts state tax collections. At the same time, however, increases in population also put additional pressure on such areas of state responsibility as public schools, prisons, and social services. Social developments, such as crime rates and the incidence of teenage pregnancies, also contribute to demands on public resources.

Manufacturing employment as a percent of total

Manufacturing employment as a percent of total, 1980

  • State average: 17.8 percent
  • Highest county: Wahkiakum at 37.5 percent
  • Lowest county: Whitman at 1.6 percent

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