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Creston, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Creston had a population of 217 as of July 1, 2017. Creston 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 Creston is located at latitude 47.7594 and longitude -118.5199 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Creston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,441 feet.

The Town of Creston (GNIS ID: 2412386) 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 Town of Creston is located within Wilbur Division of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Creston 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 Creston: Benson.

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


Total Population 217
Daytime Population: Workers 80
Daytime Population: Residents 128
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 208
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 184
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 530
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $45,336
Average Household Income $60,503
Per Capita Income $26,750


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $241,667
Average Home Value $336,471


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.62% -0.19%
Households -0.77% -0.39%
Families 2.4% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Creston, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Creston 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 # 547 13th
Population Density # 413 34th
Diversity Index # 615 2nd
Median Household Income # 470 25th
Per Capita Income # 364 42nd

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