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Cowiche, Washington - Basic Facts

The Cowiche Census Designated Place had a population of 426 as of July 1, 2016. Cowiche ranks in the upper 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 Cowiche is located at latitude 46.6729 and longitude -120.7154 in Yakima County. The formal boundaries for the Cowiche Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,749 feet.

The Cowiche Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584963) 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 Cowiche Census Designated Place is located within Yakima Division of Yakima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cowiche 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 Cowiche: Cowecha, Cowitchee, Cowyche, Kah-wi-chi.

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


Total Population 426
Population in Households 426
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 815
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 3.91
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $234,677


Median Household Income $59,703
Average Household Income $75,094
Per Capita Income $22,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.05%
Households -0.15% 0.0%
Families -0.85% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Cowiche, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cowiche 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 # 488 22nd
Population Density1 # 333 47th
Diversity Index2 # 48 93rd
Median Household Income # 239 62nd
Per Capita Income # 476 24th

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