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Chinook, Washington - Basic Facts

The Chinook Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pacific County at latitude 46.2755 and longitude -123.9422. Pacific County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal official name is the Chinook Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chinook, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Chinook indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Chinook Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Chinook Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map


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Chinook, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 460
Population in Households 460
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 455
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $182,639
Average Home Value $211,677


Median Household Income $43,871
Average Household Income $58,050
Per Capita Income $27,836
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.3% -0.53%
Households 0.0% -0.44%
Families 1.36% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Chinook, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chinook to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 476 25th
Population Density1 # 430 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 395 37th
Median Household Income # 442 30th
Per Capita Income # 251 60th

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