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Coulee Dam, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Coulee Dam had a population of 1,121 as of July 1, 2016. Coulee Dam ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Coulee Dam is located at latitude 47.9685 and longitude -118.9763 in Okanogan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Coulee Dam (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Okanogan County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Coulee Dam are located in Okanogan County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Grant County, and Douglas County.

The Town of Coulee Dam (GNIS ID: 2413249) 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 Town of Coulee Dam is located within Colville Reservation Division of Okanogan County.

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

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Coulee Dam, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,121
Population in Households 1,121
Population in Familes 891
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,560
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 469
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 305
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $119,880
Average Home Value $162,426


Median Household Income $48,843
Average Household Income $58,653
Per Capita Income $25,149
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.21%
Households 0.35% 0.25%
Families 0.21% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Coulee Dam, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coulee Dam 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 # 377 40th
Population Density1 # 188 70th
Diversity Index2 # 79 88th
Median Household Income # 395 37th
Per Capita Income # 377 40th

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