The total amount of properties with foreclosure filings in the state of Washington is about 35,268 properties in the past year, averaging out to one filing for every 78 households, much lower than the United States average of 45. This is a little more than one percent of the state's housing units.
Washington is the 13th largest U.S. state by population, with 6,664,195 people. Its 71,342 square miles make it the 18th largest state by area. The per capita personal income is $52,403, ranked 10th highest in the U.S., and the median household income is $58,078. The total gross state product is $351.5 billion, the 14th highest in the nation.
Washington's economy was once based largely on agriculture, fishing, and trade, but it became one of the major technology centers in the world thanks to Microsoft, which is based in Redmond. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is headquartered in the Washington as are Nintendo, Amazon, Starbucks and Costco. Washington produces a variety of agricultural products including apples, cherries, grapes, wheat and 90 percent of the nation's raspberries. The state is also becoming known as one of America's premier wine producers.