Spokane County WA Information


Spokane County Subdivisions

Spokane County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 487,845
Population in Households 472,804
Population in Familes 365,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,041
Population Density1 277
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 194,423
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 122,202
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 209,803 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121,032 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 73,391 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,380 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $202,757
Average Home Value $240,613


Median Household Income $49,094
Average Household Income $65,992
Per Capita Income $26,732
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.63%
Households 0.73% 0.67%
Families 0.63% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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, 2015 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.