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Four Lakes, Washington - Basic Facts

The Four Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 577 as of July 1, 2020. Four Lakes ranks in the lower 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 Four Lakes is located at latitude 47.5613 and longitude -117.5941 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the Four Lakes Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,431 feet.

The Four Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584975) 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 Four Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Cheney-Medical Lake Division of Spokane County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Four Lakes: Meadow Lake.


Four Lakes, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 577 (100%)
Population in Households 577 (100.0%)
Population in Families 497 (86.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 171
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $66,716
Average Household Income $87,228
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $32,390
Wealth Index5 99


Total HU (Housing Units) 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $286,486
Average Home Value $373,611
Housing Affordability Index3 151


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.17% 1.93%
Households 0.32% 1.87%
Families 1.55% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
Owner Occupied HU   2.02%


Four Lakes, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Four Lakes to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 458 27th
Population Density # 548 12th
Median Household Income # 281 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 439 70th
Per Capita Income # 302 52nd
Diversity Index # 437 30th

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