Mead, Washington

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Population in 2010: 7,275.
Males: 3,675  (50.5%)
Females: 3,600  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

47.5 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 99217.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,043
Mead:

$53,043
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,576

Mead CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $201,300
Mead:

$201,300
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $215,238; detached houses: $272,956; mobile homes: $47,471

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,032.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.1%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 15.1% for other race residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mead, WA (2016)
    • 6,79593.9%White alone
    • 2193.0%Two or more races
    • 1522.1%Hispanic
    • 140.2%Black alone
    • 90.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Mead, Washington as of August 24, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mead is 2,412 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


March 2016 cost of living index in Mead: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.2%), American (13.9%), English (7.3%), Irish (6.4%), Ukrainian (5.1%), Norwegian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1900 feet

Mead,WA real estate house value index trend

297 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.4% Oceania).

This place:

4.1%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,456 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (7.0 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (224.2 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (947.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Fairwood, WA (1.7 miles ),
Country Homes, WA (1.8 miles ),
Town and Country, WA (2.1 miles ),
Green Bluff, WA (2.4 miles ),
Millwood, WA (2.6 miles ),
Spokane, WA (2.6 miles ),
Trentwood, WA (2.9 miles ),
Spokane Valley, WA (2.9 miles )
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Latitude: 47.77 N, Longitude: 117.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Distribution of median household income in Mead, WA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Mead, WA in 2016
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Washington:

5.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.4. This is worse than average.

City:

92.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.13. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.13
U.S.:

0.27
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.82
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Mead-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 109% 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 243.0 miles away from Mead 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 307.1 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 389.7 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 248.9 miles away from Mead 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 234.5 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 502.7 miles away from Mead center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Spokane County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mead:

  • REGENCY AT NORTHPOINTE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER AT NORTHPOINTE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • FMC NORTHPOINTE DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • ROCKWOOD AT HAWTHORNE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • ROYAL PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • HORIZON HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • DSI NORTH SPOKANE RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)

Airports located in Mead:

See details about airports located in Mead, WA

Amtrak station near Mead:

  • 9 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 Mead:

  • Whitworth University (about 4 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Community College (about 7 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 8 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 9 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 23 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • North Idaho College (about 27 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Washington State University (about 73 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

Public high school in Mead:

Public elementary/middle school in Mead:

  • MEADOW RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Location: 15601 N FREYA ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Mead

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Spokane County Fire District 9 Station 92 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Mead: Peone Creek Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Endangered Species Conservation Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 17020 North Newport Highway), Cat Tales Zoological Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 17020 North Newport Highway).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mead that have no violations reported:

  • MOUNT SPOKANE SKI #1 (Population served: 129, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.4%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Mead (2011 data):

  • AmericanWest Bank: Mount Spokane Financial Center at 14124 N. Newport Highway, branch established on 1999/11/24. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc

For population 15 years and over in Mead:

Marital status in Mead, WA
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Mead:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Mead
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mead, WA (based on Spokane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

8.2%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
Washington:

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

9.7%
Washington:

13.9%

5.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($594 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.07%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kootenai County, ID  0.44% ($46,410 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.42% ($61,472)
from Stevens County, WA  0.27% ($41,795)


4.84% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($852 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.41% ($50,372 average AGI)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.39% ($54,189)
to Stevens County, WA  0.25% ($44,922)
Businesses in Mead, WA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's1
FedEx1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mead:

  • 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)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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 Mead:

  • KEZE (96.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • 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)
  • KSPO (106.5 FM; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: THOMAS W. READ DBA CLASSICAL BROADCASTING)
  • 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)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • K262AG (100.3 FM; SPOKANE, ETC., WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mead:

  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • K14IF (Channel 14; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGPX (Channel 34; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: PAXSON SPOKANE LICENSE, INC.)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K09FZ (Channel 9; SPOKANE, ETC., WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K53FF (Channel 53; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K55EB (Channel 55; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KHBA-LP (Channel 52; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KXLY-TV (Channel 4; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K11UK (Channel 11; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
Mead fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Mead fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 515ft / 157mTotal length
  • $109,300,000Total costs
  • 287,557Total average daily traffic
  • 15,185Total average daily truck traffic
  • 196,400Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mead, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 152000-2009
  • 192010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mead, WA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mead)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Mt Spokane State Pk Hq Rt 1 Box 415 (Lat: 47.891556 Lon: -117.122139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: KNIS359,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.280 MHz, 151.295 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2014, Expiration Date: 03/15/2024, Registrant: Wa-Dnr Radio Operations, 815 88th Ave, Se, Tumwater, WA 98501, Phone: (360) 902-1478, Email:
  • Lat: 47.771000 Lon: -117.354944, Call Sign: WPMZ257,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.762 MHz, 467.875 MHz, Grant Date: 04/07/1999, Expiration Date: 04/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2004, Certifier: Alison Olzendam, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759
  • Lat: 47.803222 Lon: -117.297444, Call Sign: WPNR924,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.750 MHz, 452.825 MHz, 462.400 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2014, Expiration Date: 05/19/2024, Certifier: Pete Lewis, Registrant: Gillespie, Prudhon & Associates, 16111 Se 106th Avenue, Suite 100, Clackamas, OR 97015, Phone: (503) 657-0424, Fax: (503) 657-0361, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mead)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mead)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 36
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Mead, WA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mead, WA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mead, WA
  • 58.1%Utility gas
  • 35.4%Electricity
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mead, WA
  • 54.9%Electricity
  • 36.3%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Wood


Mead compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

Mead on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Oceania, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Oceania (population 500+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ukraine (population 500+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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