Moses Lake, Washington

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Population in 2014: 21,713 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +45.2%
Males: 10,649  (49.0%)
Females: 11,064  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  33.2 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98837.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,530 (it was $36,467 in 2000)
Moses Lake:

$48,530
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,064 (it was $16,644 in 2000)

Moses Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $144,503 (it was $89,800 in 2000)
Moses Lake:

$144,503
WA:

$250,800

Median gross rent in 2013: $740.

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  • Races in Moses Lake, WA (2013)

    Moses Lake races chart
    • 12,97461.7%White alone
    • 6,94933.1%Hispanic
    • 3901.9%Black alone
    • 3371.6%Two or more races
    • 2231.1%Asian alone
    • 400.2%American Indian alone
    • 200.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 220.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Moses Lake: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.5%), Irish (7.4%), English (6.9%), Norwegian (4.2%), United States (3.6%), French (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1938

Elevation: 1060 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,133 people per square mile   (low).

Moses Lake,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Moses Lake:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moses Lake city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

2,244 residents are foreign born (7.2% Latin America, 2.6% Europe).

This city:

10.6%
Washington:

13.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Moses Lake, Washington as of September 24, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Moses Lake to the number of sex offenders is 21,182 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,613 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,528 (1.3%)

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
  • 2013: 78 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2014: 86 buildings, average cost: $174,500

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: +4,203 (+19.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,860 (67.2%)

Area code: 509

Moses Lake household income distribution Moses Lake home values distribution

Crime rates in Moses Lake by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014
Murders 102020200101
per 100,000 6.50.012.20.011.70.010.90.00.04.80.04.6
Rapes 25221120122410231391920
per 100,000 162.4136.367.3119.970.2136.754.7119.763.243.588.792.7
Robberies 191711132120232118172921
per 100,000 123.4105.367.378.0122.9113.9125.8109.387.682.2135.597.3
Assaults 542432443438685452425557
per 100,000 350.7148.7195.9263.9199.0216.4371.9281.0252.9203.0256.9264.1
Burglaries 220228208263297336338275297277329281
per 100,000 1,428.81,412.61,273.11,577.11,738.71,913.31,848.71,431.21,444.61,339.11,536.71,302.1
Thefts 1,2101,0551,2531,0751,2901,3651,3161,1161,1301,1161,1401,050
per 100,000 7,858.76,536.67,669.26,446.47,551.87,772.97,197.95,808.35,496.45,395.05,324.64,865.6
Auto thefts 9248658212610085998573106125
per 100,000 597.5297.4397.8491.7737.6569.4464.9515.2413.4352.9495.1579.2
Arson 6878712464248
per 100,000 39.049.642.848.041.068.321.931.219.59.718.737.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.0) 727.4566.4577.5592.1652.7691.6645.8570.4491.8457.1534.3508.2

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 40 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,896 (+24.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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 Cedeño - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Moses Lake:

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

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)

Public high schools in Moses Lake:

  • MOSES LAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 803 E. SHARON AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN TECHNICAL SKILLS CENTER (Location: 900 E YONEZAWA BLVD, Grades: 10-12)
  • SKILL SOURCE LEARNING CENTER (Location: 309 E. 5TH AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • WSD COLUMBIA BASIN J.C. (Location: 6739 24TH AVENUE NORTH EAST, Grades: 11-12)

Private high schools in Moses Lake:

  • MOSES LAKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 243, Location: 1475 NELSON RD NE STE A, Grades: PK-12)
  • CRESTVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL & BRITE BEGINNINGS (Students: 106, Location: 1601 W VALLEY RD, Grades: PK-9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Moses Lake:

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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.:

74.7

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.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.5%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.8% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.7% for other race residents, 24.1% 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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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Washington average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Moses Lake city (based on Grant County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,5009
Evangelical Protestant9,11376
Other7,58423
Mainline Protestant3,45822
Black Protestant531
None54,412-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Moses Lake:

47.8%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Moses Lake:

45.1%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Moses Lake:

28.6
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Moses Lake:

21.8%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Moses Lake:

10.7%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Moses Lake:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.2%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.6%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Moses Lake, WA Residents
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 8$50,552$75,8280$0
Other Government Administration 4$28,837$86,5110$0
Police Protection - Officers 34$198,215$69,9580$0
Police - Other 8$31,749$47,6240$0
Firefighters 17$117,884$83,2120$0
Streets and Highways 5$24,175$58,0200$0
Health 19$110,592$69,8480$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,370$40,4400$0
Sewerage 11$49,928$54,4670$0
Parks and Recreation 21$91,184$52,10526$27,542
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$60,002$60,0020$0
Water Supply 15$64,808$51,8461$1,289
Other and Unallocable 32$151,925$56,9720$0
Totals for Government 187$983,221$63,09427$28,831

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,545,000 ($71.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $884,000 ($40.71)
    General: $502,000 ($23.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,890,000 ($133.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,636,000 ($121.40)
    Water Utilities: $1,835,000 ($84.51)
    Fire Protection: $1,522,000 ($70.10)
    General - Other: $1,236,000 ($56.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,203,000 ($55.40)
    Sewerage: $1,128,000 ($51.95)
    Regular Highways: $1,011,000 ($46.56)
    Central Staff Services: $687,000 ($31.64)
    Financial Administration: $556,000 ($25.61)
    Health Services - Other: $493,000 ($22.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $220,000 ($10.13)
    Libraries: $119,000 ($5.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $117,000 ($5.39)
    Housing & Community Development: $98,000 ($4.51)
    Air Transportation: $19,000 ($0.88)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($0.78)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $126,000 ($5.80)
    Benefit Payments: $62,000 ($2.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $447,000 ($20.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,574,000 ($72.49)
    Regular Highways: $549,000 ($25.28)
    Water Utilities: $411,000 ($18.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $81,000 ($3.73)
    Health - Other: $28,000 ($1.29)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($1.20)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($1.15)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.32)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,263,000 ($334.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($3.41)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,347,000 ($108.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,922,000 ($88.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $677,000 ($31.18)
    All Other: $539,000 ($24.82)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $28,000 ($1.29)
    From Other Government: $23,000 ($1.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $282,000 ($12.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,063,000 ($48.96)
    Special Assessments: $312,000 ($14.37)
    General Revenue, NEC: $201,000 ($9.26)
    Rents: $134,000 ($6.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,957,000 ($136.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,108,000 ($51.03)
    General Support: $131,000 ($6.03)
    All Other: $58,000 ($2.67)
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,523,000 ($162.25)
    Property: $2,073,000 ($95.47)
    Public Utilities: $1,740,000 ($80.14)
    NEC: $551,000 ($25.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $466,000 ($21.46)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,152,000 ($99.11)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,499,000 ($391.42)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,150,000 ($99.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,638,000 ($213.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,735,000 ($172.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,979,000 ($91.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,276,000 ($104.82)
    Water Utilities: $173,000 ($7.97)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,613,000 ($212.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $413,000 ($19.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,420,000 ($341.73)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $576,000 ($26.53)

5.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,668 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Adams County, WA  0.42% ($30,532 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.40% ($38,378)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.36% ($39,748)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
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  0.53% ($32,532 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.43% ($28,794)
to Benton County, WA  0.40% ($44,571)

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 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 69m226ftTotal length
  • $49,561,000Total costs
  • 162,780Total average daily traffic
  • 24,598Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 42000-2009
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: 151 (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: 66 (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: 47 (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: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 132 (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)

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

CASCADE VALLEY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 330, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 288 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES WATER SYSTEM (Address: 6260 Mae Valley Road , Population served: 186, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
BEVERLY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (9 times from JUL-01-2007 to SEP-18-2007)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-01-2006 to DEC-04-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-01-2006 to DEC-04-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-08-2006 to OCT-01-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-01-2005 to DEC-01-2005)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAR-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-01-2005 to DEC-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 72 regular monitoring violations
MOSES LAKE IRRIG & REHAB DISTRICT (Population served: 113, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ADMIRAL WATER USERS ASSN (Population served: 74, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform

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

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

  • Oasis Motel, 466 Melva Ln, Moses Lake, Washington 98837 , Phone: (509) 765-8636, Fax: (509) 765-4966
  • Motel 6 #288, 2822 Wapato Dr, Moses Lake, Washington 98837 , Phone: (509) 766-0250, Fax: (509) 766-7762
  • The Inn At Moses Lake, 1745 E Kittleson, Moses Lake, Washington 98837 , Phone: (509) 766-2000, Fax: (509) 764-0996
  • Quality Inn, 449 Melva Ln, Moses Lake, Washington 98837 , Phone: (509) 765-8886, Fax: (509) 766-0779
  • Moses Lake Holiday Inn Express, 1735 Kittleson Rd, Moses Lake, Washington 98837 , Phone: (509) 766-2000
  • Comfort Suites Moses Lake, 1700 E Kittleson Rd, Moses Lake, Washington 98837 , Phone: (509) 765-3731
  • Best Westeren Lake Front Hotel, 3000 W Marina Dr, Moses Lake, Washington 98837 , Phone: (509) 765-9211, Fax: (509) 766-0493
  • Ameri Stay Inn & Suites, 1157 N Stratford Rd, Moses Lake, Washington 98837 , Phone: (509) 764-7500, Fax: (509) 764-7501
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Moses Lake, Washington

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
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

Moses Lake compared to Washington state average:

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

Moses Lake on our top lists:

  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ukraine (population 500+)"
  • #62 (98837) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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