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Garfield, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Garfield had a population of 617 as of July 1, 2019. 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 47.0079 and longitude -117.141 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Garfield 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.


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Garfield, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Garfield, WA Housing Affordability Index is 186
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Garfield, WA Wealth Index is 69
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 617
Population in Households 617
Population in Familes 494
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 656
Diversity Index1 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,061
Average Household Income $71,521
Per Capita Income $31,243
Wealth Index3 69

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $168,103
Housing Affordability Index2 186
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 193
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.41% 0.67%
Households 0.46% 0.68%
Families 1.84% 0.72%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Garfield, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garfield to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 382 39th
Diversity Index # 619 1st
Median Household Income # 332 47th
Per Capita Income # 302 52nd

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