Washington by the numbers.

If you like numbers, Washington State has plenty of them. From our national rankings to the number of state and national parks, we’ve put together what we call, oddly enough, Washington By The Numbers.

National Rankings

  • #1 – CNBC’s Top States for Business (2017)
  • #1 – for Technology and Innovation (CNBC’s 2016 Top States for Business)
  • #1 – Percent of Workforce who are STEM Professionals (Bloomberg 2016)
  • #1 – States with the lowest average retail cost per kilowatt-hour for industrial electricity (U.S. Department of Energy)
  • #1 – Best Broadband Connectivity (Technet)
  • #2 – Infrastructure (U.S. News & World Report 2017)
  • #2 – Best State Economy (WalletHub 2016)
  • #3 – Most Innovative State in the U.S. (Bloomberg 2016)
  • #3 – Access to Capital (CNBC’s Best States for Business)
  • #3 – Patent Activity (Bloomberg 2016)
  • #5 – Best States (U.S. News & World Report 2017)

Quality of Life

  • 50,000 – Miles of rivers and streams
  • 12,000 – Miles of hiking trails
  • 8,000 – Lakes
  • 3,200 – Miles of coastline
  • 1,640 – Coffee shops
  • 900+ – Wineries
  • 337 – Breweries
  • 334 – Golf courses
  • 185 – State parks, wildlife preserves and wilderness areas
  • 13 – National parks, attracting 7.3 million visitors annually
  • 4 – Floating bridges (including the world’s longest)

Top Exports

  • $47.8 Billion – Transportation Products
  • $10.2 Billion – Agricultural Products
  • $3.8 Billion – Computer and Electronic Products
  • $3.1 Billion – Processed Foods
  • $2.0 Billion – Petroleum and Coal Products

Education

  • 90.2 – Percent of residents who have graduated high school
  • 32.3 – Percent who have an advanced degree
  • 65 – Number of two- and four-year public and private institutions
  • 30,000 – Number of bachelor degrees conferred annually
  • 12,000 – Number of advanced degrees conferred annually

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