Methow, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Methow, Washington - Basic Facts

The Methow Census Designated Place had a population of 65 as of July 1, 2017. Methow ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Methow is located at latitude 48.1311 and longitude -120.0052 in Okanogan County. The formal boundaries for the Methow Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Okanogan County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,135 feet.

The Methow Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586740) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Methow Census Designated Place is located within Methow Valley Division of Okanogan County.

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

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


Total Population 65
Daytime Population: Workers 10
Daytime Population: Residents 27
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 64
Population in Familes 52
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 96
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $46,199
Average Household Income $61,053
Per Capita Income $26,726


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (42.4%)
Median Home Value $256,250
Average Home Value $308,000


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 23
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% -0.31%
Households -0.79% 0.0%
Families 1.95% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Methow, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Methow 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 # 610 3rd
Population Density # 577 8th
Diversity Index # 132 79th
Median Household Income # 459 27th
Per Capita Income # 366 42nd

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