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Mead, Washington - Basic Facts

The Mead Census Designated Place had a population of 7,493 as of July 1, 2016. Mead 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 Mead is located at latitude 47.7794 and longitude -117.35 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the Mead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,906 feet.

The Mead Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585005) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mead Census Designated Place is located within Spokane Division of Spokane County.

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


Total Population 7,493
Population in Households 7,486
Population in Familes 6,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,028
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 2,790
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,077
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,926 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,439 (83.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $192,320
Average Home Value $228,435


Median Household Income $66,030
Average Household Income $83,135
Per Capita Income $30,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.6%
Households 0.43% 0.56%
Families 0.25% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.

Mead, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mead 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 # 145 77th
Population Density1 # 287 54th
Diversity Index2 # 581 7th
Median Household Income # 184 71st
Per Capita Income # 213 66th

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