Desert Aire, Washington

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Population in 2010: 1,626. Population change since 2000: +44.7%
Males: 703  (43.3%)
Females: 923  (56.7%)
Median resident age:  26.4 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 99349.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,438 (it was $35,719 in 2000)
Desert Aire:

$51,438
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,109 (it was $18,719 in 2000)

Desert Aire CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $196,380 (it was $95,600 in 2000)
Desert Aire:

$196,380
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $224,202; Detached houses: $247,900; Mobile homes: $164,466

Median gross rent in 2016: $536.

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  • Races in Desert Aire, WA (2010)

    Desert Aire races chart
    • 83451.3%Hispanic
    • 76346.9%White alone
    • 211.3%Two or more races
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Black alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.06%Asian alone

Races in Desert Aire detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Desert Aire: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (7.0%), British (2.1%), Norwegian (1.1%), American (1.1%), European (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 566 feet

Land area: 3.27 square miles.

Population density: 498 people per square mile   (low).

Desert Aire,WA real estate house value index trend

Desert Aire, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Desert Aire:

  • High school or higher: 62.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Desert Aire CDP:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

779 residents are foreign born (31.0% Latin America).

This place:

33.8%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,378 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,299 (1.1%)

Desert Aire satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (29.4 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (123.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (875.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Mattawa, WA (1.9 miles ), Southern Slopes, WA (3.7 miles ), Vantage, WA (4.3 miles) , Federal Reservation, WA (4.5 miles) , Royal City, WA (4.5 miles ), Northeast Yakima, WA (4.6 miles ), Moxee, WA (4.9 miles ), Zillah, WA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.69 N, Longitude: 119.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Desert Aire household income distribution Desert Aire home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (56%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (78%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (56%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (74%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Desert Aire: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Desert Aire, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Desert Aire-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 155% 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 127.7 miles away from the 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, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 128.6 miles away from Desert Aire center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 121.7 miles away from the 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 347.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 444.7 miles away from Desert Aire center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 471.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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airports located in Desert Aire:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Desert Aire:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 30 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,632)
  • Central Washington University (about 37 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 49 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 56 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 89 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Green River Community College (about 115 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 116 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)

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Notable location: Grant County Fire District 8 Station 83 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.1%
(2.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Washington average:

11.4

Desert Aire travel time to work - commute Desert Aire mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Desert Aire CDP (based on Grant County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,5009
Evangelical Protestant9,11376
Other7,58423
Mainline Protestant3,45822
Black Protestant531
None54,412-
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: 18
Grant County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Grant County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Grant County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

30.6%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Desert Aire:

46.6%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.6%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Desert Aire:

10.8%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
State:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.9%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.3%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Desert Aire, WA Residents

5.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,668 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Adams County, WA  0.42% ($30,532 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.40% ($38,378)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.36% ($39,748)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  0.53% ($32,532 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.43% ($28,794)
to Benton County, WA  0.40% ($44,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Desert Aire:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KZTS (1210 AM; 10 kW; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYXE (1020 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBBO (1390 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUTI (1460 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIT (1280 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOX (980 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Desert Aire:

  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KARY-FM (100.9 FM; GRANDVIEW, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KFFM (107.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXLE-FM (95.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQBE (103.1 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: PEAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K232CV (94.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K201AS (88.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WEST VALLEY TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • KYPL (91.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KDBL (92.9 FM; TOPPENISH, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHHK (99.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K218CX (91.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSOH (89.5 FM; WAPATO, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KATS (94.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDNA (91.9 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES EDUC., CENTER)
  • KNWY (90.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLES (98.7 FM; MABTON, WA; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Desert Aire Airport- 99 Airport Way (Lat: 46.687250 Lon: -119.919722), Type: Building, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WQDU381
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHzGrant Date: 11/01/2005, Expiration Date: 04/30/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2006, Certifier: Ray L WellsRegistrant: Grant County Airport District #1, 111 Desert Aire Place, Desert Aire, WA 99349, Phone: (509) 932-4198, Email:
  • 99 Airport Way North (Lat: 46.687333 Lon: -119.919667), Type: Building, Structure height: 1.5 m, Overall height: 1.6 m, Call Sign: WQDY344
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHzGrant Date: 11/25/2015, Expiration Date: 11/29/2025, Certifier: Raymond L WellsRegistrant: Grant County Airport District #1, 121 Airport Way Sw, Desert Aire, WA 99349, Phone: (509) 339-7174, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 349ER , Serial Number: 28-3932, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/06/1967
    Registrant (Corporation): Northwest Straits Aviation LLC, 119 Airport Way Sw, Desert Aire, WA 99349
  • Aircraft: UNIVERSAL STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6219M , Serial Number: 108-4219, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence E Handberg, 403 Edgewater Way Sw, Desert Aire, WA 99349
  • Aircraft: CLIFFORD ROBERT NASER ZENITH CH-701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 93CR , Serial Number: 7-4921
    Registrant (Individual): Cliff R Naser, 111 Desert Air Place, Desert Aire, WA 99349

Drinking water stations with addresses in Desert Aire and their reported violations in the past:

DESERT AIRE OWNER ASSN (Population served: 2,390, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 121 regular monitoring violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (97%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Businesses in Desert Aire, WA

  • U.S. Cellular: 2

Desert Aire 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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