Inchelium, Washington

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Population in 2010: 409. Population change since 2000: +5.1%
Males: 226  (55.4%)
Females: 183  (44.6%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 99138.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,746 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Inchelium:

$34,746
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,411 (it was $14,728 in 2000)

Inchelium CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,126 (it was $72,800 in 2000)
Inchelium:

$98,126
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $119,432; Detached houses: $146,418; Mobile homes: $54,857

Median gross rent in 2012: $367.

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Inchelium races chart
  • American Indian alone - 314 (76.8%)
  • White alone - 58 (14.2%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (5.1%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (3.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Inchelium: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Swedish (3.8%), German (2.5%), Welsh (2.0%), Irish (1.8%), Italian (1.3%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1560 feet

Land area: 26.5 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Inchelium,WA real estate house value index trend

Inchelium, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Inchelium:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 34.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Inchelium CDP:

  • Never married: 47.8%
  • Now married: 30.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

7 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.4%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Inchelium, Washington as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Inchelium to the number of sex offenders is 102 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $843 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (0.6%)

Inchelium satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (58.0 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (188.9 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (984.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Twin Lakes, WA (2.7 miles) , Columbia, WA (2.7 miles ), Colville Reservation, WA (4.0 miles ), Addy, WA (4.2 miles ), Kettle Falls, WA (4.6 miles ), Barney's Junction, WA (4.7 miles) , Colville, WA (4.7 miles ), Chewelah, WA (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 48.31 N, Longitude: 118.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Inchelium household income distribution Inchelium home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Public administration (34%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Inchelium, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Inchelium-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 105% 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 212.0 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 219.8 miles away from Inchelium 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 203.0 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 361.3 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 443.8 miles away from Inchelium center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 541.6 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 Ferry County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Inchelium topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Inchelium:

  • Whitworth University (about 54 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 57 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 59 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 60 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 64 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • North Idaho College (about 80 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 116 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)

Public high school in Inchelium:

Public elementary/middle schools in Inchelium:

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Notable locations in Inchelium: Colville Indian Subagency (A), Lakeside Grange (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Camille Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Ferry 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 65.3. This is about average.

City:

65.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

9.14

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

HARTMANS LOG CABIN RESORT INC (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.0%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  13.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Inchelium compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (60%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Inchelium CDP (based on Ferry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 16.71%
Here: 16.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents39.4%16.2%16.2%8.6%19.7%
Congregations28.6%14.3%7.1%7.1%42.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ferry County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ferry County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Ferry County:

9.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Ferry County:

23.4%
Washington:

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

15.7%
State:

13.9%

8.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
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 Spokane County, WA  1.69% ($30,641 average AGI)
from Stevens County, WA  0.69% ($26,000)
from King County, WA  0.52% ($29,000)


6.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
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  0.98% ($17,818 average AGI)
to Stevens County, WA  0.84% ($41,211)

Strongest AM radio stations in Inchelium:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KCVL (1240 AM; 1 kW; COLVILLE, WA; Owner: NORTH COUNTRY BROADCASTING)
  • KOMW (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Inchelium:

  • KMJY-FM (104.5 FM; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: ALC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • K219DQ (90.5 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRK-FM (92.1 FM; COLVILLE, WA; Owner: NORTH COUNTRY BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Inchelium:

  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 10.3 Miles Nw Of Fruitland (Lat: 48.052361 Lon: -118.373028), Call Sign: KNKL626
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.225 MHz, 454.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/09/2008
    Registrant: Centurytel, Vancouver, WA 98668, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Inchelium)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 17060 , Serial Number: 15073612, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Lee E Jacobsen, 117 Covada Rd, Inchelium, WA 99138
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29709 , Serial Number: 2555, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 02/16/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Brent A Schumacher, 269 Barnaby Creek Rd, Inchelium, WA 99138
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4465A , Serial Number: 22-3798, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald G Bennett, 440 Wilmont Creek Rd, Inchelium, WA 99138
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5798C , Serial Number: 19752, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Brent A Schumacher, 269 Barnaby Creek Rd, Inchelium, WA 99138
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6217S , Serial Number: 15067017, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William T Laramie, Po Box 6, Inchelium, WA 99138, Other Owners: Constance S Lynds
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8204N , Serial Number: 28-25396, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Dean A Nielson, 3778 Ninemile Hellgate Rd, Inchelium, WA 99138

Most common first names in Inchelium, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1172.2 years
James878.7 years
George666.0 years
Robert570.4 years
Charles470.0 years
Donald473.5 years
David457.8 years
Mary484.3 years
William482.7 years
Raymond468.8 years
Most common last names in Inchelium, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Seymour863.0 years
Finley769.2 years
Stensgar669.0 years
Meusy576.0 years
Michel568.2 years
Peone579.8 years
Camp474.5 years
Nugent466.8 years
Rickard482.8 years
Belgarde381.0 years
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