Oakesdale, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oakesdale, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Oakesdale had a population of 438 as of July 1, 2017. 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 47.1304 and longitude -117.2466 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oakesdale (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oakesdale 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 Oakesdale: McCoy.

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


Total Population 438
Daytime Population: Workers 372
Daytime Population: Residents 259
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 631
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 438
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 421
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $52,641
Average Household Income $71,001
Per Capita Income $30,920


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $119,565
Average Home Value $167,164


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 119
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 0.51% 0.72%
Households 0.57% 0.8%
Families -0.45% 0.83%
Median Household Income   4.21%
Per Capita Income   5.0%

Oakesdale, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakesdale 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 # 486 23rd
Population Density # 435 31st
Diversity Index # 623 1st
Median Household Income # 371 41st
Per Capita Income # 250 60th

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