Steptoe, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Steptoe, Washington - Basic Facts

The Steptoe Census Designated Place had a population of 190 as of July 1, 2017. Steptoe ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Steptoe is located at latitude 47.0074 and longitude -117.3502 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Steptoe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,316 feet.

The Steptoe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586748) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Steptoe Census Designated Place is located within Garfield-Oakesdale Division of Whitman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Steptoe 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 Steptoe: Steptoe Station.

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


Total Population 190
Daytime Population: Workers 63
Daytime Population: Residents 117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 180
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 190
Population in Familes 158
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $52,471
Average Household Income $71,881
Per Capita Income $30,847


Total Housing Units 91 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $169,643


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 62
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 0.75% 0.93%
Households 0.81% 0.89%
Families 1.92% 0.95%
Median Household Income   4.18%
Per Capita Income   5.25%

Steptoe, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steptoe 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 # 566 10th
Population Density # 581 7th
Diversity Index # 625 0th
Median Household Income # 375 40th
Per Capita Income # 253 60th

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