Washington Horse Statistics | Equestrian Property Info

img Found in the farthest reaches of the Pacific Northwest, Washington is commonly referred to as Washington state so as to differentiate it from the country’s capital, Washington D.C. It is home to over seven million residents, making it the 13th most populous state in the country. Washington is actually named for the first president of the United States, George Washington. It is the only state that’s named after a person.

Washington has a nickname of ‘Evergreen,’ given to it as the state features plenty of thick Evergreen forests. One of the things the state is most known for is its frequent cloud cover and heavy rainfall. The western side of the Olympic Peninsula receives up to 160 inches of precipitation per year, making it the wettest area in the entire continental United States. It’s not uncommon for weeks to pass without a clear day!

With an abundance of rain, you may be surprised to hear about how popular horse properties and horse farms in Washington are. Washington has a horse population of about 171,500. Even despite the rain, Washington is still home to some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, making it popular for anything relating to the outdoors, including equine activity.

If you’re looking for horse farms or horse properties in Washington, please don’t hesitate to search through our listing of Washington properties. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us or one of our real estate agents. We can’t wait to hear from you!


The state's nickname "Evergreen" was proposed in 1890 by Charles T. Conover of Seattle, Washington. The name proved popular as the forests were full of evergreen trees and the abundance of rain keeps the shrubbery and grasses green throughout the year.

Washington has over 1,000 dams, built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage

  Washington in Numbers:
img Horse Population: 171,500 horses
img Acres Used for Horse-Related Activities: 255,900 acres
img Population: 7,784,477
img Land area: 71,300 sq. miles
img Capital: Olympia
img Counties: 39
img Highest Point : Mount Rainier 14,411 feet
img Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean
img Geographic Center : In Chelan Co., 10 mi. WSW of Wenatchee
img 5 Largest Cities :
  • Seattle: 734,600
  • Spokane: 227,920
  • Tacoma: 219,230
  • Vancouver: 190,700
  • Bellevue: 150,600

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