Work for women was an important part of the economy in this state during the year. There were a total of 148,382 women over the age of fourteen who were involved with the labor force that year. Nearly half of those individuals were single.
The number of people continued to shoot up in the state by this survey. In fact, the total number was 1,563,396, and not only did that mean lots of people were calling the state their home, it also meant they were awarded a total of six seats in the House of Representatives, up from five the previous year.
The workforce was continually changing, as more and more women went to work. While 79.9% of those women who were part of the state's labor force were single, widowed or divorced, that still contributed to a total 68,440 gainfully employed women, a record for the state.
The growing population and changing laws meant the state got more seats in the House of Representatives thanks to this particular survey. A total of 1,141,990 people were living in the state that year, as stated by Washington census records, and that bumped the representation in the state from just three representatives to a total of five, a number it would stay at for the next three decades.
This state was the twenty-third leading fruit producer in the entire country during this time period. With a total fruit value of $1,353,357, $999,487 of that being orchard-based fruit, it's not hard why to see why we continue to rely on the area today for great produce. A total of $326,646 of that valuation was in other smaller fruit crops.
With a total population of 116,889, a large percentage of the individuals in the state were fast adjusting to an agricultural life. More than ten thousand farms were in the state during this survey, making for a total value of $44,016,920.
This was the first year the state was awarded representatives in the House of Representatives. While it had been surveyed in the past, it was not awarded representation. Later in the decade, it would be admitted to the union. The Washington census records for this year indicated that the 75,116 people were awarded a single representative.
Because so few people resided in the state during this particular year, it was tough to find very much wealth here. In fact, just $10,642,863 of property and other holdings were assessed in the state, and of that, $5,147,776 of it was real estate value.
Still two full decades from being admitted to the union, the state had $1,876,063 in property throughout. There was another $2,518,672 in personal estate values, making for a total of value of $4,394,735 in the entire land area.
This is the first year the individuals residing in this territory were counted in this kind of survey. The state was still considered the roughest part of the country, and as such, just 1,201 people were living in the area at the time.
WAGDA has created 6 personal geobases for counties in Puget Sound and another for the state as a whole. The goal of these geobases is to make mapping an analysis of Washington census information an easier process. The page explains how to use the WAGDA geobases and the different features that are available for displaying your results.
Washington’s State Data Center Program at the Office of Financial Management provides select Washington census information. You can view information from the 1990 and 2000 censuses, as well as the American Community Survey. The page also provides a link to the State Data Centers in other states that may be able to help you with your research.