Nespelem, Washington

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Population in 2013: 224 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 125  (56.0%)
Females: 99  (44.0%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 99155.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,282 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Nespelem:

$28,282
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,745 (it was $12,836 in 2000)

Nespelem town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,571 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Nespelem:

$85,571
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $109,492; Detached houses: $133,548; Mobile homes: $82,857
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Nespelem races chart
  • American Indian alone - 185 (78.4%)
  • White alone - 24 (10.2%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (6.8%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (3.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nespelem: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (4.6%), Irish (3.6%), German (2.6%), United States (1.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1935

Elevation: 1820 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,195 people per square mile   (low).

Nespelem, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Nespelem:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 29.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nespelem town:

  • Never married: 58.7%
  • Now married: 13.6%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Nespelem, Washington as of June 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Nespelem to the number of sex offenders is 77 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,045 (2.2%)

Nespelem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (80.2 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (152.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (974.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Nespelem Community, WA (0.8 miles ), Elmer City, WA (3.4 miles ), Coulee Dam, WA (3.7 miles ), Keller, WA (3.8 miles ), Grand Coulee, WA (4.0 miles ), Electric City, WA (4.1 miles ), Disautel, WA (4.2 miles) , Colville Reservation, WA (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 48.17 N, Longitude: 118.98 W

Area code: 509

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

5.2%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+15.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (80%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Life and physical scientists (13%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (13%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (20%)
  • Legal support workers (13%)
  • Therapists (10%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)

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

Average climate in Nespelem, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Nespelem, Washington average temperatures Nespelem, Washington average precipitation Nespelem, Washington humidity Nespelem, Washington wind speed Nespelem, Washington snowfall Nespelem, Washington sunshine Nespelem, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Nespelem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 115% 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 175.8 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 183.7 miles away from Nespelem 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 166.8 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 376.0 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 468.4 miles away from Nespelem center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Okanogan County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 9, Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Nespelem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Nespelem:

  • COLVILLE TRIBAL CONVALESCENT C (PO BOX 150)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Nespelem:

  • COULEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; GRAND COULEE, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nespelem:

  • Whitworth University (about 78 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 78 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 80 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Gonzaga University (about 81 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 82 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Spokane Community College (about 83 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • North Idaho College (about 107 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
See full list of schools located in Nespelem

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Notable location: Colville Tribal Emergency Medical Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Okanogan 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: 48.8%
(50.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.1 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  21.3%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Nespelem compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Other fuel (10%)

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 Nespelem town (based on Okanogan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.75%
Here: 25.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents36.9%8.8%8.5%6.0%5.0%
Congregations10.3%5.1%7.7%9.0%9.0%
NameFree Methodist Church of North AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents4.6%4.5%4.3%3.2%18.1%
Congregations3.8%6.4%3.8%6.4%38.5%
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: 17
Okanogan County:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Okanogan County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Okanogan County:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Okanogan County:

26.8%
Washington:

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

16.4%
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
Water Supply 3$12,648$50,5923$222
Totals for Government 3$12,648$50,5923$222

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
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 King County, WA  0.58% ($42,976 average AGI)
from Spokane County, WA  0.54% ($24,346)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.38% ($36,145)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
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  0.63% ($23,667 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.38% ($52,370)
to Chelan County, WA  0.31% ($30,682)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nespelem:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOMW (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KEYG (1490 AM; 1 kW; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nespelem:

  • K219DQ (90.5 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • KQWS (90.1 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KZBE (104.3 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNCW (92.7 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K236AE (95.1 FM; TWISP, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLR (106.3 FM; TWISP, WA; Owner: VALLEY AIR LLC.)

TV broadcast stations around Nespelem:

  • K12FM (Channel 12; FORT STOCKTON, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF MIDLAND-ODESSA, L.L.C.)

Nespelem fatal accident list:

Apr 11, 1979 09:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 113 Schoolhouse Loop Rd (Lat: 48.142806 Lon: -119.010000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 13.1 m, Overall height: 17.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN248
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Tribal Police Office Indian Agency (Lat: 48.123500 Lon: -118.951417), Call Sign: WQY303, Licensee ID: L00103395
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/12/2000, Expiration Date: 11/15/2005, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2001
    Registrant: Colville Confederated Tribes, Nespelem, WA 99155, Phone: (509) 634-2473
  • 2100 Ft Se (Lat: 48.162389 Lon: -118.967806), Type: Building, Structure height: 16 m, Call Sign: KOG715
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.9600 MHz, 47.7600 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/10/2013, Expiration Date: 03/21/2023
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 594-2702, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 48.133778 Lon: -118.973056, Call Sign: WQCB992
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.727 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/26/2005, Expiration Date: 01/26/2015, Certifier: Will Moore
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759
  • 44 School Loop Rd. (Lat: 48.143056 Lon: -118.998889), Call Sign: WQCM971
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.882 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2005, Expiration Date: 04/12/2015, Certifier: John Dick
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Nespelem, WA, In The Town Of Nespelem Off Route 155 (Lat: 48.142917 Lon: -118.967028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 16.8 m, Overall height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQJM296
    Assigned Frequencies: 17875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/2008, Expiration Date: 10/30/2018, Certifier: John Crigler
    Registrant: Consolidated Spectrum Services, 231 Sagamore Road, Gilford, NH 03249, Phone: (603) 293-0002, Fax: (603) 293-0002, Email:
  • NESPELEM, 9th & C St (Lat: 48.166806 Lon: -118.976667), Overall height: 14.9 m, Call Sign: WLT941
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Centurytel, Inc., 805 Broadway Suite 800, Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N7RDU, Previous Call Sign: KB7LCL
    Grant Date: 04/23/1991, Expiration Date: 04/23/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2003
    Registrant: Marlin N Hinman, Nespelem, WA 99155

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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