Fairwood, Washington

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Population in 2010: 7,905. Population change since 2000: +16.9%
Males: 3,715  (47.0%)
Females: 4,190  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 99218.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,006 (it was $59,682 in 2000)
Fairwood:

$51,006
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,150 (it was $26,378 in 2000)

Fairwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $209,685 (it was $149,800 in 2000)
Fairwood:

$209,685
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $207,013; Detached houses: $219,774; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,231; In 2-unit structures: $124,806; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,959; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,574; Mobile homes: $86,860

Median gross rent in 2013: $881.

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  • Races in Fairwood, WA (2013)

    Fairwood races chart
    • 7,09890.2%White alone
    • 4786.1%Hispanic
    • 1291.6%Two or more races
    • 901.1%Black alone
    • 751.0%Asian alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fairwood: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.4%), English (15.5%), Irish (8.7%), United States (6.3%), Norwegian (5.5%), French (4.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 3.59 square miles.

Population density: 2,201 people per square mile   (low).

Fairwood,WA real estate house value index trend

Fairwood, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Fairwood:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairwood CDP:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

283 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 1.1% North America, 0.5% Latin America).

This place:

3.6%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,748 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,684 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (6.3 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (221.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (947.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Country Homes, WA (1.1 miles ), Mead, WA (1.7 miles ), Town and Country, WA (1.7 miles ), Spokane, WA (2.5 miles ), Green Bluff, WA (2.8 miles ), Millwood, WA (2.9 miles ), Dishman, WA (3.1 miles ), Spokane Valley, WA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 47.76 N, Longitude: 117.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,917 (-24.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 406 (12.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Fairwood household income distribution Fairwood home values distribution

Property values in Fairwood, WA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Fairwood, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fairwood, Washington average temperatures Fairwood, Washington average precipitation Fairwood, Washington humidity Fairwood, Washington wind speed Fairwood, Washington snowfall Fairwood, Washington sunshine Fairwood, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Fairwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 110% 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 240.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 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 308.6 miles away from Fairwood 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 391.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 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 246.2 miles away from the city 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 231.7 miles away from Fairwood center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 502.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Spokane County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairwood:

  • ROCKWOOD AT HAWTHORNE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER AT NORTHPOINTE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • FMC NORTHPOINTE DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • REGENCY AT NORTHPOINTE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • HORIZON HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • DSI NORTH SPOKANE RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • ROYAL PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)

Amtrak station near Fairwood:

  • 8 miles: SPOKANE (W. 221 1ST AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairwood:

  • Whitworth University (about 1 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 7 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 7 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 7 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 21 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • North Idaho College (about 30 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Washington State University (about 73 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

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Notable locations in Fairwood: Spokane Country Club (A), Fire King Coal Mine (B), Fairwood Square (C), Fairwood Golf and Country Club (D), Spokane County Fire District 9 Station 91 (E), King County Fire Protection District 40 Station 41 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Renton East Shopping Center (1), Fairwood Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Dartford Creek (A), Madsen Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Spokane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.13. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.13
U.S.:

0.30

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.44. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.44
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.6% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
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: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Fairwood in 2010:

  • 40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Fairwood in 2000:

  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in nursing homes

Fairwood compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Washington average:

11.4

Fairwood travel time to work - commute Fairwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (30%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fairwood CDP (based on Spokane County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic61,57527
Evangelical Protestant58,417217
Other29,62184
Mainline Protestant23,24081
Orthodox7543
Black Protestant6824
None296,932-
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: 82
Spokane County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Spokane County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 118
Spokane County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
Here:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Spokane County:

27.2%
Washington:

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

9.7%
State:

13.9%

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($953 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.10%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.35% ($41,868 average AGI)
from Kootenai County, ID  0.30% ($35,118)
from Stevens County, WA  0.25% ($29,833)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($556 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.10%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  0.46% ($36,196 average AGI)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.36% ($35,279)
to Stevens County, WA  0.21% ($35,777)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairwood:

  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAQQ (1280 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA)
  • KMBI (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KSBN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KSBN RADIO, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLI (630 AM; 1 kW; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairwood:

  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KEZE (96.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KWRS (90.3 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: WHITWORTH COLLEGE)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KSPO (106.5 FM; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: THOMAS W. READ DBA CLASSICAL BROADCASTING)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairwood:

  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • K14IF (Channel 14; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKN (Channel 22; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KSKN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSPS-TV (Channel 7; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE SCHOOL DISTRICT #81)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KGPX (Channel 34; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: PAXSON SPOKANE LICENSE, INC.)
  • K09FZ (Channel 9; SPOKANE, ETC., WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHBA-LP (Channel 52; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • K53FF (Channel 53; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K55EB (Channel 55; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K11UK (Channel 11; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K11NT (Channel 11; LONG LAKE-SUNCREST, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KXLY-TV (Channel 4; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 38m125ftTotal length
  • $48,525,000Total costs
  • 35,206Total average daily traffic
  • 1,547Total average daily truck traffic
  • 50,698Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$202,55243$213,907318$186,25823$145,56515$180,0001$111,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$09$229,22217$231,2941$150,0005$204,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$230,6679$135,66740$200,6757$79,4291$116,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$184,0008$210,62556$198,9115$129,4002$221,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$257,0000$05$211,2000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$212,66710$250,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$07$276,714
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$201,75010$245,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$183,0003$224,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$183,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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