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West Richland, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of West Richland had a population of 13,953 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Richland is located at latitude 46.3138 and longitude -119.3878 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Richland (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 417 feet.

The City of West Richland (GNIS ID: 2412227) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of West Richland is located within Richland-Kennewick Division of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Richland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Richland: Enterprise, Heminger City.

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West Richland, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,953
Population in Households 13,953
Population in Familes 12,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 635
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 4,855
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 3,798
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,218 (83.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 637 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $201,548
Average Home Value $230,517


Median Household Income $77,262
Average Household Income $91,032
Per Capita Income $31,838
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.7% 2.09%
Households 2.55% 2.0%
Families 2.5% 1.97%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

West Richland, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Richland to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 88 86th
Population Density1 # 383 39th
Diversity Index2 # 309 51st
Median Household Income # 124 80th
Per Capita Income # 195 69th

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