Metaline Falls, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Metaline Falls, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Metaline Falls had a population of 238 as of July 1, 2017. Metaline Falls 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 Metaline Falls is located at latitude 48.8615 and longitude -117.3709 in Pend Oreille County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Metaline Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pend Oreille County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,067 feet.

The Town of Metaline Falls (GNIS ID: 2412990) 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 Metaline Falls is located within Ione-Metaline Falls Division of Pend Oreille County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Metaline Falls 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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Metaline Falls, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 238
Daytime Population: Workers 44
Daytime Population: Residents 143
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 187
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 238
Population in Familes 170
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,113
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $45,305
Average Household Income $56,037
Per Capita Income $27,940


Total Housing Units 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (40.2%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $206,563


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.0% 0.42%
Households 0.11% 0.32%
Families 1.92% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Metaline Falls, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metaline Falls 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 # 538 14th
Population Density # 269 57th
Diversity Index # 620 1st
Median Household Income # 471 25th
Per Capita Income # 333 47th

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