Moses Lake, Washington

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Population in 2012: 21,182 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +41.7%
Males: 10,800  (51.0%)
Females: 10,382  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98837.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,691 (it was $36,467 in 2000)
Moses Lake:

$47,691
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,763 (it was $16,644 in 2000)

Moses Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $159,327 (it was $89,800 in 2000)
Moses Lake:

$159,327
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $156,523; Detached houses: $169,990; Townhouses or other attached units: $148,643; In 2-unit structures: $104,036; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,934; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $432,581; Mobile homes: $70,046; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,467

Median gross rent in 2012: $688.

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  • White alone - 13,038 (62.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6,682 (31.9%)
  • Two or more races - 364 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 319 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 131 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 48 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 37 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 19 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Moses Lake: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.8%), English (8.3%), Irish (6.7%), Norwegian (4.1%), United States (3.7%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1938

Elevation: 1060 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,080 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Moses Lake,WA real estate house value index trend

Moses Lake, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Moses Lake:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moses Lake city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

2,166 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe).

This city:  10.3%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Moses Lake, Washington as of January 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Moses Lake to the number of sex offenders is 642 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,036 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,351 (1.0%)

Moses Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (63.8 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (139.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (902.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Cascade Valley, WA (1.5 miles ), Moses Lake North, WA (2.1 miles ), Gloyd, WA (2.8 miles ), Warden, WA (4.0 miles ), Ephrata, WA (4.3 miles ), Lakeview, WA (4.5 miles ), Soap Lake, WA (4.6 miles ), Othello, WA (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 93 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 1998: 89 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 1999: 81 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2002: 67 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2003: 88 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2004: 106 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2005: 189 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2006: 277 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2007: 235 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2008: 127 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2009: 87 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2010: 79 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2012: 81 buildings, average cost: $172,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.12 N, Longitude: 119.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,136 (+19.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,033 (58.1%)

Area code: 509

Moses Lake household income distribution Moses Lake home values distribution

Crime rates in Moses Lake by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 101020202001
per 100,000 6.00.06.50.012.20.011.70.010.90.00.04.8
Rapes 12152522112012241023139
per 100,000 71.998.7162.4136.367.3119.970.2136.754.7119.763.243.5
Robberies 151319171113212023211817
per 100,000 89.985.6123.4105.367.378.0122.9113.9125.8109.387.682.2
Assaults 485854243244343868545242
per 100,000 287.5381.8350.7148.7195.9263.9199.0216.4371.9281.0252.9203.0
Burglaries 160194220228208263297336338275297277
per 100,000 958.41277.11428.81412.61273.11577.11738.71913.31848.71431.21444.61339.1
Thefts 9369611,2101,0551,2531,0751,2901,3651,3161,1161,1301,116
per 100,000 5606.86326.17858.76536.67669.26446.47551.87772.97197.95808.35496.45395.0
Auto thefts 42579248658212610085998573
per 100,000 251.6375.2597.5297.4397.8491.7737.6569.4464.9515.2413.4352.9
Arson 6268787124642
per 100,000 35.913.239.049.642.848.041.068.321.931.219.59.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 475.1565.0727.1566.1577.2591.8652.4691.3645.5570.1491.5456.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Moses Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 42 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,896 (+24.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Moses Lake, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Moses Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 141% 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 151.2 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 155.0 miles away from Moses Lake 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 143.7 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 338.7 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 451.7 miles away from Moses Lake center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 466.5 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 Grant County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Moses Lake topographic map

Birthplace of: Clarence Gilyard - Actor, Joseph J. Tyson - Catholic bishop, Ryan Doumit - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, born: Apr 3, 1981), Star Parker - Journalist, Kirk Triplett - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 3/29/62), B. J. Garbe - Baseball player, Bill Porter (golfer) - Professional golfer, Jason Buck - College football player, Kolby Secrist - College basketball player (Southern Utah Thunderbirds), Matt Cede├▒o - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Moses Lake:

  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 801 EAST WHEELER ROAD)
  • FMC MOSES LAKE DIALYSIS UNIT (1545 S PILGRIM ST)
  • CENTRAL BASIN HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (311 W THIRD AVENUE)
  • COLUMBIA CREST CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1100 EAST NELSON ROAD)
  • LAKE RIDGE SOLANA ALZHEIMER'S CARE CENTER (817 EAST PLUM STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Moses Lake:

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Amtrak station:

MOSES LAKE (1819 KITTLESON RD.) - Bus Station

College/University in Moses Lake:

  • Big Bend Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,722; Location: 7662 Chanute St NE; Public; Website: www.bigbend.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moses Lake:

  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 54 miles; Wenatchee, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,951)
  • Central Washington University (about 60 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 61 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 70 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 84 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 87 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 94 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)

Private high school in Moses Lake:

  • MOSES LAKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 297; Location: 1475 NELSON RD NE STE A; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Moses Lake:

  • CRESTVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 1601 W VALLEY RD; Grades: PK - 9)
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Notable locations in Moses Lake: Vista Village (A), The Big Bend Center (B), Moses Lake Fire Department Station 2 (C), Moses Lake Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Grant County Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Moses Lake: Moses Lake State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Art Galleries (Museums; 226 West 3rd Avenue) (1), Skyline Miniature Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4337 Airway Drive Northeast) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Interstate Inn (2801 West Broadway Avenue) (1), Lakeside Motel (802 West Broadway Avenue) (2), Moses Lake Super 8 Motel (449 Melva Ln) (3), Inn at Moses Lake (1745 Kittleson Road) (4), Motel 6 (2822 West Driggs Drive) (5), Oasis Inn (466 Melva Lane) (6), Best Value El Rancho Motel (Bv) (1214 S Pioneer Way) (7), Moses Lake Travelodge (316 South Pioneer Way) (8), Imperial Inn (905 West Broadway Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Moses Lake City - City Manager- Administration Executive Dept- Municipal C (321 South Balsam Street) (1), Grant County - District Court (1525 East Wheeler Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 29.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 6.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.36
U.S.:

9.14

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

GRANT COUNTY FAIRGROUND (Address: 3953 AIRWAY DR NE , Population served: 4263, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BASIN WATER SOURCES INC (Population served: 668, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
CASCADE VALLEY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 330, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and OCT-26-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between OCT-01-1997 and JUL-01-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-25-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-1999)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 159, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1999 and JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2000)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 35 regular monitoring violations
CASCADE VILLAGE MHP (Population served: 128, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2000), St BCA signed (DEC-18-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2000), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2000), St BCA signed (DEC-18-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2000), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2000), St BCA signed (DEC-18-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-30-1997), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2000), St BCA signed (DEC-18-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 36 regular monitoring violations
BEVERLY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1997 and JUL-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
MOSES LAKE IRRIG & REHAB DISTRICT (Population served: 113, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2000)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WILLOWS TRAILER VILLAGE (Population served: 83, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.7%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 36.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Moses Lake in 2010:

  • 147 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Moses Lake in 2000:

  • 228 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Moses Lake, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Moses Lake compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Moses Lake (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Moses Lake at 323 S Division, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Washington Trust Bank: Moses Lake Branch at 402 S Ash Street, branch established on 1971/07/06. Info updated 2009/02/17: Bank assets: $4,172.4 mil, Deposits: $3,522.4 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 41 total offices, Holding Company: W.T.b. Financial Corporation
  • AmericanWest Bank: Moses Lake Financial Center at 322 S. Division Street, branch established on 1996/03/04. 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
  • KeyBank National Association: Moses Lake Branch at 314 East Third Avenue, branch established on 1957/05/27. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Moses Lake Branch at 103 E. Third Avenue, branch established on 1946/03/30. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wheatland Bank: Moses Lake Branch at 1442 S. Pioneer Road, branch established on 2000/03/15. Info updated 2011/05/09: Bank assets: $274.8 mil, Deposits: $238.6 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Moses Lake Branch at 203 East Third Avenue, branch established on 1957/03/25. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Moses Lake Branch at 101 E 4th, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Moses Lake, Washington:

  • Nendels Inn, 2801 W Broadway, Moses Lake, WA 98837 , Phone: (509) 765-1777
  • Moses Lake Shilo Inn, 1819 E Kittleson, Moses Lake, WA 98837 , Phone: (503) 641-6565, Fax: (509) 765-5058
  • Oasis Motel, 466 Melva Ln, Moses Lake, WA 98837 , Phone: (509) 765-8636, Fax: (509) 765-4966
  • Motel 6 #288, 2822 Wapato Dr, Moses Lake, WA 98837 , Phone: (509) 766-0250, Fax: (509) 766-7762
  • The Inn At Moses Lake, 1745 E Kittleson, Moses Lake, WA 98837 , Phone: (509) 766-2000, Fax: (509) 764-0996
  • The Inn At Moses Lake, 1741 Kittleson Rd E, Moses Lake, WA 98837 , Phone: (509) 766-7000
  • Travelodge-moses Lake, 316 S Pioneer Way, Moses Lake, WA 98837 , Phone: (509) 765-8631
  • Super 8 Motel, 449 Melva Ln, Moses Lake, WA 98837 , Phone: (509) 765-8886, Fax: (509) 766-0779
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Moses Lake, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Moses Lake travel time to work - commute Moses Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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 Moses Lake city (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.20%
Here: 43.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents40.2%17.6%7.1%5.5%3.4%
Congregations7.7%16.2%3.4%10.3%4.3%
NameChristian and Missionary AlliancePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.2%2.8%2.3%2.0%15.8%
Congregations0.9%6.0%5.1%4.3%41.9%
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: 18
Grant County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Grant County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Grant County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

30.6%
Washington:

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

15.6%
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 14$54,911$47,0671$454
Other Government Administration 16$67,486$50,6150$0
Police Protection - Officers 29$123,786$51,2222$3,323
Police - Other 6$22,140$44,2800$0
Firefighters 29$141,755$58,6570$0
Fire - Other 1$3,475$41,7000$0
Streets and Highways 5$18,802$45,1250$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,390$28,6800$0
Sewerage 10$35,328$42,3940$0
Parks and Recreation 20$70,825$42,49519$10,034
Water Supply 10$41,699$50,0391$2,276
Other and Unallocable 20$95,170$57,1020$0
Totals for Government 161$677,767$50,51723$16,087

Moses Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,545,000 ($72.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $884,000 ($41.73)
    General: $502,000 ($23.70)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,890,000 ($136.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,636,000 ($124.45)
    Water Utilities: $1,835,000 ($86.63)
    Fire Protection: $1,522,000 ($71.85)
    General - Other: $1,236,000 ($58.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,203,000 ($56.79)
    Sewerage: $1,128,000 ($53.25)
    Regular Highways: $1,011,000 ($47.73)
    Central Staff Services: $687,000 ($32.43)
    Financial Administration: $556,000 ($26.25)
    Health Services - Other: $493,000 ($23.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $220,000 ($10.39)
    Libraries: $119,000 ($5.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $117,000 ($5.52)
    Housing & Community Development: $98,000 ($4.63)
    Air Transportation: $19,000 ($0.90)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($0.80)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $126,000 ($5.95)
    Benefit Payments: $62,000 ($2.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $447,000 ($21.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,574,000 ($74.31)
    Regular Highways: $549,000 ($25.92)
    Water Utilities: $411,000 ($19.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $81,000 ($3.82)
    Health - Other: $28,000 ($1.32)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($1.23)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($1.18)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.33)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,263,000 ($342.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($3.49)

Moses Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,347,000 ($110.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,922,000 ($90.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $677,000 ($31.96)
    All Other: $539,000 ($25.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $28,000 ($1.32)
    From Other Government: $23,000 ($1.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $282,000 ($13.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,063,000 ($50.18)
    Special Assessments: $312,000 ($14.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $201,000 ($9.49)
    Rents: $134,000 ($6.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,957,000 ($139.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,108,000 ($52.31)
    General Support: $131,000 ($6.18)
    All Other: $58,000 ($2.74)
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,523,000 ($166.32)
    Property: $2,073,000 ($97.87)
    Public Utilities: $1,740,000 ($82.15)
    NEC: $551,000 ($26.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $466,000 ($22.00)

Moses Lake government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,152,000 ($101.60)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,499,000 ($401.24)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,150,000 ($101.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,638,000 ($218.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,735,000 ($176.33)
    Water Utilities: $1,979,000 ($93.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,276,000 ($107.45)
    Water Utilities: $173,000 ($8.17)

Moses Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,613,000 ($217.78)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $413,000 ($19.50)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,420,000 ($350.30)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $576,000 ($27.19)

6.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200532,980 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries($149 average AGI)
Grant County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.26%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  0.72% ($38,412 average AGI)
from Spokane County, WA  0.51% ($26,556)
from Adams County, WA  0.41% ($29,634)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200632,395 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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  0.71% ($31,086 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.47% ($30,026)
to Benton County, WA  0.41% ($34,910)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moses Lake:

  • KBSN (1470 AM; 5 kW; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: KSEM, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KWIQ (1020 AM; 3 kW; MOSES LAKE NORTH, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KULE (730 AM; 1 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moses Lake:

  • KDRM (99.3 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: KSEM, INC.)
  • KWIQ-FM (100.3 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K212DB (90.3 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KMLW (88.3 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KLWS (91.5 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KULE-FM (92.3 FM; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWWW-FM (96.7 FM; QUINCY, WA; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC..)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZML (95.9 FM; QUINCY, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWLN (103.3 FM; WILSON CREEK, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KZLN-FM (97.5 FM; OTHELLO, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • K208BY (89.5 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: MOSES LAKE TRANSLATOR ASSOC.)
  • KTAC (93.9 FM; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLW (89.9 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KKRV (104.7 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Moses Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 76 meters (249ft)
Total costs: $92,138,000
Total average daily traffic: 172,004
Total average daily truck traffic: 23,641

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Moses Lake, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Moses Lake)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Moses Lake, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Moses Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 164 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Moses Lake)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 108
  • Hazardous Condition: 29
  • Service Call: 26
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Moses Lake

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Moses Lake, WA
Businesses in Moses Lake, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets13
Arby's2Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Safeway1
Dennys1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks3
FedEx5Subway5
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill2Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS7
Honda1Vans1
KFC1Vons1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
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