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Metaline, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Metaline had a population of 171 as of July 1, 2016. Metaline 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 Metaline is located at latitude 48.8523 and longitude -117.392 in Pend Oreille County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Metaline (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pend Oreille County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,024 feet.

The Town of Metaline (GNIS ID: 2412989) 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 Metaline is located within Ione-Metaline Falls Division of Pend Oreille County.

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


Total Population 171
Population in Households 171
Population in Familes 122
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 556
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $153,125
Average Home Value $201,415


Median Household Income $42,915
Average Household Income $54,654
Per Capita Income $26,728
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% 0.12%
Households -0.19% 0.0%
Families -0.74% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Metaline, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metaline 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 # 572 9th
Population Density1 # 397 37th
Diversity Index2 # 616 2nd
Median Household Income # 470 25th
Per Capita Income # 321 49th

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