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Independent Living in Washington

The state of Washington has 450 independent living communities, with 3,568 total senior housing providers operating in the state. Costs of independent living communities in Washington typically range from $550 to $4,950 per month, with average costs running about $28,050 per year. The nationwide average cost for all 50 states is about $1,925 monthly.

The highest independent living expenses in the state of Washington are found in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area where they range from $1,100 per month up to $4,816 per month, with an average cost of approximately $33,000 per year. The lowest independent living costs in Washington are in and around the Spokane-Spokane Valley area. Here, costs range between $1,375 and $3,438 per month, with an average annual expense of around $26,400.

Washington has an above average SeniorScore™ of 70. As reported by the latest census information, it has a combined population of approximately 6,724,629, which makes it the 13th largest state in the country. Within this populace, about 30% are seniors. Residents have on average a life span of about 79.9 years.

The mean household income in Washington is $76,158, with a median income of about $61,495, and per capita earnings of about $30,466 per year. The state has a high general cost of living and presently has an unemployment rate of approximately 8.36%.

With mean temperatures ranging between 41 and 59.8 degrees Fahrenheit, Washington has a generally mild climate. The average annual temperature is around 50.9 degrees.

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