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Mead, Washington - Basic Facts

The Mead Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Spokane County at latitude 47.7794 and longitude -117.35. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,906 feet.

The formal official name is the Mead Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mead, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Mead indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


Total Population 7,350
Population in Households 7,343
Population in Familes 6,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,011
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 2,761
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 2,053
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,404 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 357 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $203,080
Average Home Value $209,353


Median Household Income $61,679
Average Household Income $84,750
Per Capita Income $31,766
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.24% 0.43%
Households 0.39% 0.51%
Families 0.09% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
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 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 147 77th
Population Density1 # 295 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 575 9th
Median Household Income # 198 69th
Per Capita Income # 168 73rd

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