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Spokane, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Spokane is the 2nd largest city in Washington with a population of 218,562 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Spokane 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 Spokane: Spokane Falls.

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Spokane, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 218,562
Daytime Population: Workers 137,988
Daytime Population: Residents 121,300
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 259,288
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 211,414
Population in Familes 150,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,148
Population Density2 3,180
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $46,025
Average Household Income $64,280
Per Capita Income $27,448


Total Housing Units 98,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,456 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 40,050 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,668 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $173,264
Average Home Value $216,047


Total Households 90,506
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 50,485
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 0.57% 0.66%
Households 0.45% 0.62%
Families 0.31% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 72 89th
Diversity Index # 290 54th
Median Household Income # 462 26th
Per Capita Income # 348 45th

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