Basin City, Washington

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Population in 2010: 1,092.
Population change since 2000: +12.8%
Males: 574  (52.6%)
Females: 518  (47.4%)
Median resident age:

23.0 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 99343.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,743 (it was $29,444 in 2000)
Basin City:

$53,743
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $12,503 (it was $8,461 in 2000)

Basin City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $173,667 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Basin City:

$173,667
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $126,003; detached houses: $176,339; mobile homes: $106,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $496.

March 2019 cost of living index in Basin City: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.0%
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 3.21 square miles.

Population density: 341 people per square mile   (very low).

Basin City, Washington map

770 residents are foreign born (61.6% Latin America).

This place:

61.6%
Washington:

14.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Basin City CDP:

1.4% ($939)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (26.8 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (158.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (865.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Mesa, WA (2.7 miles ),
Connell, WA (3.8 miles ),
Othello, WA (4.0 miles ),
Federal Reservation, WA (4.4 miles),
Hatton, WA (4.5 miles),
Richland, WA (4.7 miles ),
West Richland, WA (4.8 miles ),
West Pasco, WA (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 46.59 N, Longitude: 119.15 W

Area code: 509

Distribution of median household income in Basin City, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Basin City, WA in 2019
Basin City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

5.9%
Most common industries in Basin City, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (53.4%)
  • Food (8.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (3.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (67.3%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.0%)
  • Food (3.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.5%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.7%)
  • Food (18.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.2%)
  • Private households (7.2%)
Most common occupations in Basin City, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (41.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (53.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.5%)
  • Religious workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (17.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)

Average climate in Basin City, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Basin City, Washington average temperatures Basin City, Washington average precipitation Basin City, Washington humidity Basin City, Washington wind speed Basin City, Washington snowfall Basin City, Washington sunshine Basin City, Washington clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.9. This is about average.

City:

61.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.66. This is better than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

6.66
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Basin City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1275% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from Basin City center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.5 miles away from Basin City center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 158.5 miles away from Basin City center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 312.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 434.2 miles away from Basin City center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Basin City topographic map

Airports located in Basin City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Basin City:

  • Columbia Basin College (about 24 miles; Pasco, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,111)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 55 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 66 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Central Washington University (about 72 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 81 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Washington State University (about 96 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 97 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Franklin County Public Hospital District 1 Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

4.7 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

96.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.8%
Whole state:

7.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Basin City:

Marital status in Basin City, WA
  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Basin City:

  • High school or higher: 23.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

26.3
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Basin City, WA (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,93844
Catholic7,4783
Other7,46523
Mainline Protestant1,25910
Black Protestant2071
Orthodox1621
None50,654-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Franklin County:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Franklin County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.2%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

26.7%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

18.4%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

40.5%
Washington:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Basin City:

37.7%
Washington:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.8
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Basin City:

36.0%
Washington:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Basin City:

7.7%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

23.8%
State:

32.8%

General health condition:
Basin City:

48.5%
Washington:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Basin City:

76.8%
Washington:

79.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Basin City, WA Residents

9.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,946 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Benton County, WA  4.66% ($46,518 average AGI)
from Yakima County, WA  0.42% ($37,754)
from Walla Walla County, WA  0.29% ($37,103)


8.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Benton County, WA  4.94% ($45,665 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.29% ($29,851)
to Spokane County, WA  0.27% ($46,913)

Strongest AM radio stations in Basin City:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KALE (960 AM; 5 kW; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KZTS (1210 AM; 10 kW; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRSC (1400 AM; 1 kW; OTHELLO, WA; Owner: RAFAEL C. GUERRERO)
  • KBSN (1470 AM; 5 kW; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: KSEM, INC.)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZXR (1310 AM; 5 kW; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Basin City:

  • KZLN-FM (97.5 FM; OTHELLO, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXRX (97.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KIOK (94.9 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KONA-FM (105.3 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEYW (98.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAE-FM (89.1 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K261CG (100.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST CHICANO RADIO NETWORK)
  • KORD-FM (102.7 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEGX (106.5 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KGDN (101.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: WEST PASCO FINE ARTS RADIO)
  • KARY-FM (100.9 FM; GRANDVIEW, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KOLU (90.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: RIVERVIEW BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • KBLD (91.7 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KGSG (93.7 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: GOSPEL MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMLW (88.3 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • K204CZ (88.7 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHSS (100.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: TWO HEARTS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KMNA (101.7 FM; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.5mTotal length
  • $32,162,000Total costs
  • 11,283Total average daily traffic
  • 2,355Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,815Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Basin City, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 171950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Basin City, WA

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB7GMX, Grant Date: 01/10/1989, Expiration Date: 01/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2001, Registrant: Susan R Hawkins, 641 Buffalo Rd, Basin City, WA 99343
  • Call Sign: KB7GPE, Grant Date: 01/17/1989, Expiration Date: 01/17/1999, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2001, Registrant: Barton W Hawkins, 641 Buffalo Rd, Basin City, WA 99343
  • Call Sign: KC7DYI, Grant Date: 03/13/1995, Expiration Date: 07/14/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2006, Registrant: Jody D Cruse, 11331 Rd 170, Basin City, WA 99343

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$57,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.00

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Basin City, WA
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Basin City, WA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Basin City compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Basin City on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Central America (population 500+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Americas (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Latin America (population 500+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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