Spokane County WA Information


Spokane County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 485,272
Population in Households 470,483
Population in Familes 362,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,789
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 193,336
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 121,206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 208,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121,078 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 72,258 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,620 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $193,348
Average Home Value $228,948


Median Household Income $50,035
Average Household Income $65,482
Per Capita Income $26,515
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 0.69%
Households 0.77% 0.74%
Families 0.59% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
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.


Spokane County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spokane County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents 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 # 4 92nd
Population Density1 # 8 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 29 28th
Median Household Income # 17 59th
Per Capita Income # 13 69th

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