Metaline, Washington

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Population in 2013: 171 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 
Males: 79  (46.7%)
Females: 92  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip code: 99152

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,008 (it was $22,981 in 2000)
Metaline:

$54,008
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,934 (it was $11,262 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $153,676 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
Metaline:

$153,676
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $176,575; Detached houses: $181,813; Mobile homes: $145,206

Median gross rent in 2013: $549.

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  • Races in Metaline, WA (2010)

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    • 16394.2%White alone
    • 42.3%American Indian alone
    • 42.3%Hispanic
    • 21.2%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Metaline: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.5%), English (7.2%), Irish (7.2%), Ukrainian (5.1%), Swedish (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1948

Elevation: 2020 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 563 people per square mile   (low).

Metaline, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Metaline:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Metaline town:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 24.2%

7 residents are foreign born (3.3% Europe).

This town:

3.3%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $593 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $901 (0.4%)

Metaline satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (236.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

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

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

7.3%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-18.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (42%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (24%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (42%)
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Metaline, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Metaline-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 85% 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 260.9 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 435.5 miles away from Metaline 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 269.4 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 371.8 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 251.8 miles away from Metaline center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 577.7 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 Pend Oreille County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Snows: 4, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Metaline topographic map

Hospitals and 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 76 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 82 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Spokane Community College (about 82 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 82 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • North Idaho College (about 86 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 95 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Washington State University (about 148 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

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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 2013: 3.9%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Metaline compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Washington average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Wood (8%)

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 Metaline town (based on Pend Oreille County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,05712
Catholic6535
Mainline Protestant4924
Other1933
None10,606-
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: 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 2012)
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$1,402
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$70
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$367
Sewerage 0$0 1$930
Water Supply 0$0 1$875
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,120
Totals for Government 0$0 11$4,764

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,527 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
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  2.59% ($44,261 average AGI)
from Bonner County, ID  0.54% ($23,083)
from King County, WA  0.29% ($25,231)


7.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
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  2.82% ($31,536 average AGI)
to Bonner County, ID  0.90% ($25,700)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.27% ($25,833)

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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