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Spokane, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Spokane is the 2nd largest city in Washington with a population of 216,113 as of July 1, 2016. Spokane ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Spokane is located at latitude 47.6669 and longitude -117.4333 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spokane (see map below) encompass a land area of 68.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.77 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,877 feet.

The City of Spokane (GNIS ID: 2411956) 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 Spokane is located within Spokane Division of Spokane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spokane population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spokane: Spokane Falls.

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


Total Population 216,113
Population in Households 209,197
Population in Familes 149,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,916
Population Density1 3,144
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 89,914
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 50,151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 97,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,269 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,645 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,877 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $162,490
Average Home Value $203,128


Median Household Income $43,027
Average Household Income $60,166
Per Capita Income $25,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.55%
Households 0.42% 0.52%
Families 0.26% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spokane 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 71 89th
Diversity Index2 # 295 53rd
Median Household Income # 468 26th
Per Capita Income # 349 44th

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