Fairchild AFB CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairchild AFB CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fairchild Air Force Base Census Designated Place had a population of 2,749 as of July 1, 2017. Fairchild AFB CDP ranks in 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 Fairchild AFB CDP is located at latitude 47.6188 and longitude -117.6482 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the Fairchild Air Force Base Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Fairchild Air Force Base Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408102) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 Fairchild Air Force Base Census Designated Place is located within Cheney-Medical Lake Division of Spokane County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairchild AFB CDP: Fairchild AFB Census Designated Place, Fairchild Air Force Base CDP.

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Fairchild AFB CDP, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,749
Daytime Population: Workers 6,001
Daytime Population: Residents 1,204
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,205
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.62
Population in Households 2,258
Population in Familes 2,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 491
Population Density2 420
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $46,661
Average Household Income $60,645
Per Capita Income $18,023


Total Housing Units 858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 ( 0.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 665 (77.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 669
Average Household Size 3.38
Family Households 634
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 -0.13% 0.17%
Households -0.14% 0.09%
Families -0.15% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Fairchild AFB CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairchild AFB CDP 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 # 268 57th
Population Density # 436 31st
Diversity Index # 156 75th
Median Household Income # 449 29th
Per Capita Income # 589 6th

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