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Airway Heights, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Airway Heights had a population of 7,151 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Airway Heights is located at latitude 47.6464 and longitude -117.5803 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Airway Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,398 feet.

The City of Airway Heights (GNIS ID: 2409668) 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 City of Airway Heights is located within Airway Heights Division of Spokane County.

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


Total Population 7,151
Population in Households 4,992
Population in Familes 3,939
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,159
Population Density1 1,391
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,943
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,042 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 902 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $143,390
Average Home Value $165,154


Median Household Income $45,803
Average Household Income $53,855
Per Capita Income $19,325
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.54% 1.67%
Households 3.71% 2.27%
Families 3.6% 2.21%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
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.

Airway Heights, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Airway Heights 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 # 154 76th
Population Density1 # 217 66th
Diversity Index2 # 163 74th
Median Household Income # 428 32nd
Per Capita Income # 562 11th

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