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Medical Lake, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Medical Lake had a population of 5,081 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Medical Lake is located at latitude 47.571 and longitude -117.6895 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Medical Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,425 feet.

The City of Medical Lake (GNIS ID: 2411070) 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 Medical Lake is located within Cheney-Medical Lake Division of Spokane County.

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


Total Population 5,081
Daytime Population: Workers 1,614
Daytime Population: Residents 2,700
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,314
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 4,898
Population in Familes 3,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density2 1,493
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $61,195
Average Household Income $74,953
Per Capita Income $29,885


Total Housing Units 1,900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,151 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 613 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $179,387
Average Home Value $206,136


Total Households 1,764
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,181
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 0.06% 0.77%
Households 0.45% 0.64%
Families 0.14% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Medical Lake, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medical Lake 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 # 193 69th
Population Density # 205 67th
Diversity Index # 335 47th
Median Household Income # 256 59th
Per Capita Income # 275 56th

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