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Washington: Guide to State Statistics: Washington State Statistics

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Washington became the 42nd state on November 11, 1889. Its varied territory consists of deep rainforests, mountain ranges, a semi-arid eastern basin and Pacific inlets consisting of numerous islands, fjords and bays. Washington is the second most populous state on the U.S. West Coast. It was nicknamed "The Evergreen State" by C.T. Conover, pioneer Seattle realtor and historian, for its abundant evergreen forests. The nickname has never been officially adopted. 

Washington is the nation's top apple-producing state, so it is appropriate that the apple was named a state symbol in 1989, the centennial year.

This information was drawn from the website,  where you will find more detail on Wasington history and culture.  

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Washington Data

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Washington Sample DataSheet

This sample DataSheet from Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference reports on the average family size of Washington households by county.

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