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The City of West Richland had a population of 15,146 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for West Richland is located at latitude 46.3043 and longitude -119.3614 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Richland 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 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.

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

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West Richland, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 15,146 (100%)
Population in Households 15,146 (100.0%)
Population in Families 13,313 (87.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 685
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $102,920
Average Household Income $114,645
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $40,253
Wealth Index5 132


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,651 (85.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 643 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $351,358
Average Home Value $393,941
Housing Affordability Index3 167


Total Households 5,294
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 4,121
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.23% 1.78%
Households 2.19% 1.73%
Families 2.12% 1.68%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
Owner Occupied HU   1.95%

West Richland, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Richland to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 88 86th
Population Density # 379 40th
Median Household Income # 99 84th
Housing Affordability Index # 554 89th
Per Capita Income # 188 70th
Diversity Index # 296 53rd

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