Ritzville, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ritzville, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Ritzville had a population of 1,666 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ritzville is located at latitude 47.1258 and longitude -118.3821 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ritzville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,818 feet.

The City of Ritzville (GNIS ID: 2410959) 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 Ritzville is located within Ritzville Division of Adams County.

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Ritzville, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,666
Population in Households 1,604
Population in Familes 1,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 979
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $43,117
Average Household Income $55,643
Per Capita Income $25,376


Total Housing Units 905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 550 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $117,259
Average Home Value $143,524


Total Households 739
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 433
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% -0.1%
Households -0.2% -0.19%
Families -0.3% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Ritzville, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ritzville to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 338 46th
Population Density # 304 52nd
Diversity Index # 440 30th
Median Household Income # 519 17th
Per Capita Income # 458 27th

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