November 26, 2007 in City


The Spokesman-Review

The Monday after a quiet holiday weekend seems like a good time to drag out some unusual and possibly irrelevant statistics about the state of Washington.

Here are a few, courtesy of

Percentage of grandparents raising their grandchildren: 37.

Percentage of the population who are veterans: 13.7.

Percentage of kids whose parents both work: 54.

Percentage of the population who are Catholic: 22.

Average property loss per fire: $5,431.

Percentage of houses built before 1939: 11.2

Percentage of houses built after 2000: 7.9.

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