Desert Aire, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Desert Aire, Washington - Basic Facts

The Desert Aire Census Designated Place had a population of 1,802 as of July 1, 2016. Desert Aire 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 Desert Aire is located at latitude 46.6942 and longitude -119.929 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Desert Aire Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.4 sq. miles and a water area of 2.7 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 564 feet.

The Desert Aire Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408663) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Desert Aire Census Designated Place is located within Mattawa-Royal City Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Desert Aire 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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Desert Aire, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,802
Population in Households 1,802
Population in Familes 1,554
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 531
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 615
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 488
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 395 (36.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 (43.2%)
Median Home Value $152,604
Average Home Value $186,005


Median Household Income $49,381
Average Household Income $63,789
Per Capita Income $19,440
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.66% 1.32%
Households 1.57% 1.3%
Families 1.74% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Desert Aire, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desert Aire 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 # 322 49th
Population Density1 # 413 34th
Diversity Index2 # 44 93rd
Median Household Income # 391 38th
Per Capita Income # 561 11th

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