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Oakesdale, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Oakesdale had a population of 434 as of July 1, 2020. Oakesdale 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 Oakesdale is located at latitude 47.1282 and longitude -117.2427 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oakesdale encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,464 feet.

The Town of Oakesdale (GNIS ID: 2413067) 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 Oakesdale is located within Garfield-Oakesdale Division of Whitman County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakesdale: McCoy.


Oakesdale, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 434 (100%)
Population in Households 434 (100.0%)
Population in Families 359 (82.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 418
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $56,316
Average Household Income $79,993
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $34,931
Wealth Index5 95


Total HU (Housing Units) 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $198,077
Average Home Value $249,800
Housing Affordability Index3 180


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.27% 0.37%
Households 0.35% 0.46%
Families -0.32% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%


Oakesdale, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakesdale to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 487 22nd
Population Density # 443 29th
Median Household Income # 384 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 545 87th
Per Capita Income # 266 58th
Diversity Index # 622 1st

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