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West Richland, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of West Richland had a population of 13,923 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for West Richland is located at latitude 46.3138 and longitude -119.3878 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Richland (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 417 feet.

The City of West Richland (GNIS ID: 2412227) 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 West Richland is located within Richland-Kennewick Division of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Richland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Richland: Enterprise, Heminger City.

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West Richland, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,923
Daytime Population: Workers 1,443
Daytime Population: Residents 7,372
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,815
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 13,923
Population in Familes 12,272
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 634
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $80,228
Average Household Income $97,027
Per Capita Income $33,880


Total Housing Units 5,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,195 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 642 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Average Home Value $238,897


Total Households 4,837
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 3,779
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.29% 1.93%
Households 2.15% 1.82%
Families 2.08% 1.76%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

West Richland, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Richland to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 89 86th
Population Density # 384 39th
Diversity Index # 305 52nd
Median Household Income # 128 80th
Per Capita Income # 199 68th

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