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Population in 2012: 172 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 

Males: 103  (60.0%)
Females: 69  (40.0%)

Median resident age:  50.2 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip code: 99152

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,715 (it was $22,981 in 2000)
Metaline:

$51,715
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,082

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $141,936 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
Metaline:

$141,936
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $150,425; Detached houses: $158,187; Mobile homes: $46,748; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $563.

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  • White alone - 163 (94.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Metaline: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.1%), Irish (10.4%), English (6.8%), Ukrainian (6.3%), Norwegian (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1948

Elevation: 2020 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 566 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Metaline:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Metaline town:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $610 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $600 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (81.5 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (243.0 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1022.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Metaline Falls, WA (1.0 miles ), Ione, WA (2.8 miles ), Northport, WA (4.3 miles ), Colville, WA (5.6 miles ), Marcus, WA (5.8 miles) , Barstow, WA (5.9 miles) , Kettle Falls, WA (5.9 miles ), Boyds, WA (5.9 miles) .

Latitude: 48.85 N, Longitude: 117.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-18.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Utilities (26%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (33%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Plant and system operators (9%)
  • Bus drivers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (19%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)


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Earthquake activity:

Metaline-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/2006 at 17:24:32, a magnitude 4.3 (3.6 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.2 ML, Depth: 5.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from Metaline center
On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/20/2000 at 03:27:23, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, 3.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2003 at 14:06:19, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 8.2 mi) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from Metaline center
On 11/12/2001 at 03:03:02, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pend Oreille County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snows: 4, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Metaline:

  • MOUNT LINTON HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; METALINE FALLS, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metaline:

  • Whitworth University (about 77 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,381)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 82 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Spokane Community College (about 82 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Gonzaga University (about 82 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • North Idaho College (about 86 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 95 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)
  • Washington State University (about 148 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)

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Notable locations in Metaline: Metaline Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Metaline City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Linton Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.8%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  51.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.8%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Metaline, WA

Metaline compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Metaline town (based on Pend Oreille County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.37%
Here23.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents20.2%16.3%11.7%11.4%9.2%
Congregations21.7%8.7%8.7%13.0%4.3%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristChurch of the NazareneMennonite Church USAOther
Adherents9.2%8.2%7.2%3.4%3.3%
Congregations13.0%8.7%4.3%4.3%13.0%
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: 5
Pend Oreille County:

3.93 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pend Oreille County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

9.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pend Oreille County:

28.0%
Washington:

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

13.0%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,227
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$150
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$150
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$350
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$913
Sewerage 0$0 1$930
Water Supply 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 0$0 12$4,070


10.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Washington average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spokane County, WA  3.31% ($31,261 average AGI)
from Bonner County, ID  0.84% ($31,914)
from King County, WA  0.46% ($58,632)


8.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.99%
Washington average:

7.07%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  3.83% ($28,987 average AGI)
to Bonner County, ID  0.56% ($28,130)
to Stevens County, WA  0.37% ($27,533)

Strongest AM radio stations in Metaline:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metaline:

  • KMJY-FM (104.5 FM; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: ALC COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPND (95.3 FM; SANDPOINT, ID; Owner: BLUE SKY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KIBX (92.1 FM; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Metaline:

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


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA7JM, Previous Call Sign: KC7JAM, Licensee ID: L00963733
    Grant Date: 04/23/2008, Expiration Date: 04/23/2018, Certifier: Gerald E Cook
    Registrant: Gerald E Cook, Metaline, WA 99153

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SMILEY MARVIN FARRINGTON TWINSTAR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 63948 , Serial Number: 97008
    Registrant (Individual): Marvin R Smiley, Po Box 61, Metaline, WA 99152


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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