State AbbreviationWA
StatehoodNovember 11, 1889
State CapitalOlympia
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 71,300 sq miles; Land Only: 66,544 sq miles
Number of Counties39
State Population (2010)6,724,540
Electoral Votes12
State Quarter Issue Date2-Apr-07
State MottoAl-ki (By and by)
State FlowerCoast rhododendron
State BirdWillow Goldfinch
NicknameEvergreen State
Area Codes206, 253, 360, 425, 509, 564
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Seattle (608,660)
Spokane (208,916)
Tacoma (198,397)
Vancouver (161,791)
Bellevue (122,363)
Major Sports TeamsMLB: Seattle Mariners
NFL: Seattle Seahawks
Federal PrisonsNone
Federal Correctional InstitutionsNone
Administrative FacilitiesFederal Detention Center, SeaTac
State PrisonsAirway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)
Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC)
Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC)
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)
Larch Corrections Center (LCC)
Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW)
Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)
Olympic Corrections Center (OCC)
Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC)
Washington Corrections Center (WCC)
Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)
Washington State Penitentiary (WSP)

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