Othello, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Othello, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Othello had a population of 7,854 as of July 1, 2015. Othello ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Othello is located at latitude 46.8226 and longitude -119.1654 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Othello (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Othello (GNIS ID: 2411341) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Othello population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Othello, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,854
Population in Households 7,784
Population in Familes 6,944
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density1 2,062
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 2,244
Average Household Size 3.47
Family Households 1,770
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,181 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,063 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $168,093
Average Home Value $193,549


Median Household Income $35,459
Average Household Income $47,086
Per Capita Income $13,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 0.9%
Households 1.2% 0.83%
Families 1.13% 0.82%
Median Household Income   5.11%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Othello, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Othello to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 143 77th
Population Density1 # 153 76th
Diversity Index2 # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 573 9th
Per Capita Income # 609 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.