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Airway Heights, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Airway Heights had a population of 7,224 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Airway Heights is located at latitude 47.6464 and longitude -117.5803 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Airway Heights (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2409668) 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.

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


Total Population 7,224
Daytime Population: Workers 4,885
Daytime Population: Residents 3,865
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,750
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 5,101
Population in Familes 4,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,123
Population Density2 1,405
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $46,376
Average Household Income $55,544
Per Capita Income $19,788


Total Housing Units 2,201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,053 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 919 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $158,903
Average Home Value $181,007


Total Households 1,971
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,310
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 2.33% 1.74%
Households 3.4% 2.32%
Families 3.3% 2.25%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Airway Heights, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Airway Heights 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 # 154 76th
Population Density # 217 66th
Diversity Index # 164 74th
Median Household Income # 456 27th
Per Capita Income # 572 9th

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