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Pomeroy, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Pomeroy had a population of 1,344 as of July 1, 2020. Pomeroy ranks in the lower 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 Pomeroy is located at latitude 46.4749 and longitude -117.6027 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pomeroy encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,857 feet.

The City of Pomeroy (GNIS ID: 2411453) 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 Pomeroy is located within Pomeroy Division of Garfield County.


Pomeroy, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,344 (100%)
Population in Households 1,326 (98.7%)
Population in Families 1,040 (77.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 18 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 757
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $57,137
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $26,479
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $126,157
Average Home Value $161,269
Housing Affordability Index3 229


Total Households 620
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 386
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.57% -0.33%
Households -0.34% -0.26%
Families -0.37% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.18%


Pomeroy, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pomeroy to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 362 42nd
Population Density # 358 43rd
Median Household Income # 482 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 601 96th
Per Capita Income # 463 26th
Diversity Index # 532 15th

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