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Whitman County

Population in July 2007: 2,236.
Males: 1,152  (51.6%)
Females: 1,084  (48.4%)

Median resident age:  49.5 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $40,968 (it was $34,267 in 2000)
Rock Lake:

$40,968
Washington:

$56,835
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,243

Rock Lake CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $117,042 (it was $75,900 in 2000)
Rock Lake:

$117,042
Washington:

$256,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $185,493; Detached houses: $184,057; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,945; Mobile homes: $199,845; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $42,764

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Rock Lake races chart
  • White alone - 2,054 (92.6%)
  • Asian alone - 55 (2.5%)
  • Hispanic - 56 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock Lake: 152.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 609.2 square miles.

Population density: 3.7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Rock Lake:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Lake CCD:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Washington:  12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Rock Lake CCD:  1.0% ($737)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Rock Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (45.0 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (213.6 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (897.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: St. John, WA (2.4 miles ), Endicott, WA (2.9 miles ), Lamont, WA (3.8 miles) , Malden, WA (4.0 miles ), La Crosse, WA (4.3 miles ), Colfax, WA (4.4 miles ), Rosalia, WA (4.4 miles ), Oakesdale, WA (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 47.05 N, Longitude: 117.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Rock Lake household income distribution Rock Lake home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Warehousing and storage (4%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

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Earthquake activity:

Rock Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from Rock Lake center
On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1994 at 06:56:49, a magnitude 4.1 (3.6 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 1.0 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1998 at 07:35:32, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MD, 3.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from Rock Lake center
On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 45.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Amtrak station near Rock Lake:

  • 20 miles: COLFAX (610 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station

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

  • Eastern Washington University (about 31 miles; Cheney, WA; Full-time enrollment: 9,533)
  • Washington State University (about 33 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 39 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Gonzaga University (about 45 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 45 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Spokane Community College (about 46 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Whitworth University (about 51 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,381)

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Notable locations in Rock Lake: Castleton (A), Whitman County Fire District 5 (B), Whitman County Fire District 2 (C), Lamont Fire District 5 (D), Saint John Volunteer Fire Department (E), Whitman County Fire District 6 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Grisham Cemetery (1), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (2), Winona Cemetery (3), Caylor Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Darden Pond (A), Cherry Cove Lake (B), Alkali Lake (C), Miller Pond (D), Brown Lake (E), Lake Sixteen (F), Hergert Lake (G), Mud Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cherry Creek (A), Cottonwood Creek (B), Downing Creek (C), Imbler Creek (D), Little Valley Creek (E), Negro Creek (F), Pine Creek (G), Pleasant Valley Creek (H), Rebel Flat Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Johnsons Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.4%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.3%
Whole state:

4.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rock Lake, WA


273 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Rock Lake compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rock Lake (based on Whitman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.46%
Here33.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents31.0%11.0%8.5%7.8%6.6%
Congregations14.5%7.2%10.1%5.8%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents5.6%3.7%3.6%3.5%18.8%
Congregations7.2%5.8%5.8%2.9%39.1%
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: 12
Whitman County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Whitman County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Whitman County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
Washington:

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

8.1%
State:

13.9%

13.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.88%
Washington average:

7.86%

1.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($489 average AGI)
Whitman County:

1.43%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spokane County, WA  1.43% ($24,961 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.20% ($24,413)
from Latah County, ID  0.83% ($30,330)


14.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.93%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($344 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.33%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  2.04% ($29,447 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.76% ($23,284)
to Latah County, ID  0.89% ($29,661)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Lake:

  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KAQQ (1280 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Lake:

  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRAO-FM (102.5 FM; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Lake:

  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)

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