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Creston, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Creston had a population of 221 as of July 1, 2016. Creston ranks in the lower 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 Creston is located at latitude 47.7594 and longitude -118.5199 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Creston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,441 feet.

The Town of Creston (GNIS ID: 2412386) 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 Creston is located within Wilbur Division of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Creston 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 Creston: Benson.

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


Total Population 221
Population in Households 221
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 540
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $220,000
Average Home Value $309,593


Median Household Income $40,337
Average Household Income $58,601
Per Capita Income $25,440
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.46%
Households -0.59% -0.38%
Families 3.0% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

Creston, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Creston 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 # 542 13th
Population Density1 # 407 35th
Diversity Index2 # 617 2nd
Median Household Income # 505 20th
Per Capita Income # 362 42nd

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