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Garfield, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Garfield had a population of 624 as of July 1, 2017. Garfield ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garfield is located at latitude 47.0099 and longitude -117.1396 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Garfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,474 feet.

The Town of Garfield (GNIS ID: 2412669) 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 Town of Garfield is located within Garfield-Oakesdale Division of Whitman County.

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


Total Population 624
Daytime Population: Workers 255
Daytime Population: Residents 375
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 630
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 624
Population in Familes 496
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 712
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $52,900
Average Household Income $62,526
Per Capita Income $27,168


Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $144,565
Average Home Value $196,786


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 193
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 0.61% 0.88%
Households 0.58% 0.81%
Families 2.27% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Garfield, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garfield 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 # 446 29th
Population Density # 364 42nd
Diversity Index # 619 1st
Median Household Income # 365 42nd
Per Capita Income # 351 44th

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