Fairwood, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fairwood, Washington - Basic Facts

The Fairwood Census Designated Place had a population of 8,933 as of July 1, 2017. Fairwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairwood is located at latitude 47.7668 and longitude -117.4171 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the Fairwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,811 feet.

The Fairwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408106) 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 Fairwood Census Designated Place is located within Spokane Division of Spokane County.

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


Total Population 8,933
Daytime Population: Workers 2,111
Daytime Population: Residents 4,798
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,909
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 8,864
Population in Familes 7,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 2,490
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $69,182
Average Household Income $89,978
Per Capita Income $34,179


Total Housing Units 3,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,268 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,099 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $236,066
Average Home Value $270,569


Total Households 3,367
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 2,499
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 1.7% 1.49%
Households 1.73% 1.49%
Families 1.66% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Fairwood, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairwood 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 # 134 79th
Population Density # 124 80th
Diversity Index # 451 29th
Median Household Income # 187 70th
Per Capita Income # 192 70th

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