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Number of Households

The number of households in Washington steadily grew between 1980 and 2000 from 1.5 million to 2.3 million. This growth is expected to continue at about the same rate through 2030. 

Number of Households in Washington State
1980 - 2030 (projected)

line graph of number of households in WA 1980 - 2030 (projected)

Source:  Washington State Office of Financial Management, Illustrative Household and Persons per Household Projections Using the Growth Management Act
Source Data: NumHH source info.

Although the number of households is growing, the number of people living in those households is slowly decreasing. Between 1980 and 2000, there was a 3 percent drop in the number of people per household. This number is projected to slowly contine to drop.

Persons Per Household
1980 - 2030 (projected)

Line graph showing number of persons per household 1980 - 2030 (projected)

Source:  Washington State Office of Financial Management, Illustrative Household and Persons per Household Projections Using the Growth Management Act
Source Data: PPH source info.