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Projected change in budget driver populations

2021-2023

Budget
Driver
Projected
Change
Budget
Share*
Juvenile
Rehabilitation
(Ages 12-17)
1.9% 0.4%
Corrections
(Males Ages 18-39)
0.3% 4.6%

Juvenile rehabilitation institutional population

Fiscal
Year
Average Monthly
Population
2020 405
2019 415
2018 486
2017 487
2016 483
2015

Population changes

State economic, demographic, and social trends are related to one another and, in turn, affect government policies on spending and taxation. A strong economy, for example, attracts more people to the state, which in turn boosts state tax collections. At the same time, however, increases in population also put additional pressure on such areas of state responsibility as public schools, prisons, and social services. Social developments, such as crime rates and the incidence of teenage pregnancies, also contribute to demands on public resources.

Washington export activity

Value of Washington exports

2019 ($ Millions)

Manufacturing employment as a percent of total

Manufacturing employment as a percent of total, 1980

  • State average: 17.8 percent
  • Highest county: Wahkiakum at 37.5 percent
  • Lowest county: Whitman at 1.6 percent

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Per capita personal income by county

Per Capita Personal Income, 1980

Inflation-Adjusted to 2018 Dollars

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