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Creston, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Creston had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2020. 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 47.7585 and longitude -118.5197 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Creston 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Creston: Benson.


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


Total Population 252 (100%)
Population in Households 252 (100.0%)
Population in Families 213 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 609
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $50,354
Average Household Income $66,102
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $29,236
Wealth Index5 77


Total HU (Housing Units) 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $195,313
Average Home Value $229,703
Housing Affordability Index3 164


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.77% 0.78%
Households 0.68% 0.82%
Families 2.85% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
Owner Occupied HU   0.79%


Creston, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Creston 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 # 535 15th
Population Density # 393 37th
Median Household Income # 474 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 495 79th
Per Capita Income # 387 38th
Diversity Index # 614 2nd

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