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Spokane, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Spokane is the 2nd largest city in Washington with a population of 222,333 as of July 1, 2018. Spokane 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 Spokane is located at latitude 47.6669 and longitude -117.4333 in Spokane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Spokane (see map below) encompass a land area of 68.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.77 sq. miles. Spokane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,877 feet.

The City of Spokane (GNIS ID: 2411956) 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 Spokane is located within Spokane Division of Spokane County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spokane: Spokane Falls.

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Spokane, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 222,333
Population in Households 215,193
Population in Familes 155,100
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,140
Population Density2 3,235
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $49,025
Average Household Income $68,125
Per Capita Income $29,071


Total Housing Units 99,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,844 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40,248 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,697 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $184,998
Average Home Value $235,141


Total Households 92,092
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 51,252
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.71% 0.85%
Households 0.61% 0.82%
Families 0.46% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Spokane, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spokane to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 75 88th
Diversity Index # 291 54th
Median Household Income # 458 27th
Per Capita Income # 332 47th

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