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The City of Airway Heights had a population of 11,491 as of July 1, 2022. Airway Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Airway Heights is located at latitude 47.6446 and longitude -117.5933 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Airway Heights encompass a land area of 5.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,398 feet.

The City of Airway Heights 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 Airway Heights is located within Airway Heights Division of Spokane County.

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Airway Heights, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 11,491 (100%)
Population in Households 9,275 (80.7%)
Population in Families 6,979 (60.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,216 (19.3%)
Population Density 1,912
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $60,289
Average Household Income $79,097
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $25,906
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,013 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,801 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $318,010
Average Home Value $336,661
Housing Affordability Index3 88


Total Households 3,814
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,313
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 2.98% 0.80%
Households 4.18% 0.99%
Families   0.95%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   4.39%
Owner Occupied HU   1.61%

Airway Heights, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Airway Heights to the other 639 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 116 82nd
Population Density # 159 75th
Median Household Income # 465 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 224 35th
Per Capita Income # 567 11th
Diversity Index # 161 75th

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