Spokane County WA Information


Spokane County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 495,689
Population in Households 480,831
Population in Familes 370,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,858
Population Density1 281
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 195,958
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 123,151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 211,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123,714 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 72,244 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,836 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $193,734
Average Home Value $247,452


Median Household Income $51,621
Average Household Income $69,372
Per Capita Income $28,105
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.79%
Households 0.74% 0.75%
Families 0.66% 0.71%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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, 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 # 4 92nd
Population Density1 # 8 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 29 28th
Median Household Income # 14 67th
Per Capita Income # 14 67th

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