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Population in 2012: 209,525 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.1%
 

Males: 101,399  (48.4%)
Females: 108,126  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  35.0 years
Washington median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 99026, 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99207, 99223.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,925 (it was $32,273 in 2000)
Spokane:

$40,925
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,533

Spokane city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $152,500 (it was $96,100 in 2000)
Spokane:

$152,500
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $194,759; Detached houses: $196,595; Townhouses or other attached units: $229,925; In 2-unit structures: $184,853; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,678; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $261,311; Mobile homes: $70,071

Median gross rent in 2012: $721.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 99026, 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99207, 99208, 99212, 99217, 99223, 99224.

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  • White alone - 176,144 (84.1%)
  • Hispanic - 10,421 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 7,997 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 6,649 (3.2%)
  • Black alone - 4,013 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 3,902 (1.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 329 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 48 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spokane: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (19.7%), Irish (13.3%), English (9.8%), Norwegian (5.5%), Italian (3.9%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Elevation: 2000 feet

Land area: 57.8 square miles.

Population density: 3,628 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Spokane:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spokane city:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

11,252 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.7% Asia, 0.8% Latin America).

This city:  5.5%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 187 registered sex offenders living in Spokane, Washington as of August 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Spokane to the number of sex offenders is 1,120 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,790 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,668 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (229.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (941.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Town and Country, WA (1.8 miles ), Country Homes, WA (2.2 miles ), Millwood, WA (2.4 miles ), Dishman, WA (2.5 miles ), Fairwood, WA (2.5 miles ), Mead, WA (2.6 miles ), Spokane Valley, WA (2.8 miles ), Opportunity, WA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 306 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 1998: 347 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 1999: 345 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2000: 245 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2001: 322 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2002: 365 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2003: 496 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2004: 544 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2005: 696 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2006: 560 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2007: 410 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2008: 182 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2009: 175 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2010: 195 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2011: 176 buildings, average cost: $226,300
  • 2012: 207 buildings, average cost: $260,100

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Latitude: 47.67 N, Longitude: 117.41 W

Spokane nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The Lilac City, Spoklahoma, Spotucky, Spokan't

Daytime population change due to commuting: +32,985 (+15.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 63,988 (71.1%)

Area code: 509

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Crime rates in Spokane by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 87201381310121376413
per 100,000 4.23.59.96.64.06.55.06.16.53.43.01.96.1
Rapes 69798384907891889475808481
per 100,000 36.639.741.242.445.239.145.544.446.737.039.439.638.2
Robberies 370440379354310286392414460443432484537
per 100,000 196.0221.4188.2178.5155.8143.4195.8208.8228.3218.3212.5228.1253.1
Assaults 787883820710799743704808785745752732738
per 100,000 417.0444.3407.1358.0401.6372.6351.6407.5389.6367.1369.9345.0347.8
Burglaries 2,9693,1012,6603,0533,3682,4362,1652,1752,2692,5652,8593,0303,827
per 100,000 1573.11560.31320.51539.41692.91221.81081.41097.01126.11264.01406.51427.91803.8
Thefts 10,81910,79210,24811,26012,7637,9327,3407,1887,2188,86410,17410,23112,600
per 100,000 5732.45430.15087.55677.56415.43978.33666.33625.33582.34368.05005.14821.55938.8
Auto thefts 1,2951,7711,6851,5931,8301,8022,2992,0131,5381,7372,0091,7782,095
per 100,000 686.2891.1836.5803.2919.9903.81148.41015.3763.3856.0988.3837.9987.4
Arson 70506283579466885874457244
per 100,000 37.125.230.841.928.747.133.044.428.836.522.133.920.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 571.5589.0550.9568.6617.1476.6487.3492.4477.6504.7550.3530.2628.1

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Crime rate in Spokane detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 384 (275 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Washington average:

1.47

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +16,742 (+9.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Spokane-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 1.1 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 77.4 miles away from Spokane center
On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 1.0 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) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2001 at 03:03:02, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 1.0 miles away from Spokane center
On 1/20/2000 at 03:27:23, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, 3.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Spokane County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Chuck Jones, John Stockton - Basketball player, Chauncy Welliver - Boxer, Doc Hastings - Republican Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district, Ryne Sandberg - (born 1959), baseball star, Jan-Michael Gambill - Tennis player, Darren McGavin - Actor, George Lynch (musician) - Heavy metal guitarist, George Nethercutt - Politician, Tom Foley - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Spokane: Bruce Alan Grandstaff, Frank S. Reasoner.

Main business address for: AMBASSADORS GROUP INC (SERVICES-EDUCATIONAL SERVICES), ITRON INC /WA/ (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), MINES MANAGEMENT INC (METAL MINING), AVISTA CORP (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), PACIFIC SECURITY COMPANIES (OPERATORS OF NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS), POTLATCH CORP (PAPER MILLS), KEY TRONIC CORP (COMPUTER PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT, NEC), STERLING FINANCIAL CORP /WA/ (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED) and 2 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Spokane:

  • DSI DOWNTOWN SPOKANE RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 601 WEST 5TH STREET STE 101)
  • DSI NORTH SPOKANE RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 7407 N DIVISION SUITE F)
  • DSI SPOKANE RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 12610 E MIRABEAU PKWY SUITE 100)
  • FMC NORTHPOINTE DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, 9651 N NEVADA ST)
  • FMC SPOKANE KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 610 S SHERMAN AVE SUITE 101)
  • FMC VALLEY DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, 1017 NORTH PINES RD)
  • FAMILY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 9922 E MONTGOMERY AVENUE, SUITE 3)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SVS /SPOKANE (Home Health Center, 1908 NORTH DALE LANE)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 4407 NORTH DIVISION STREET, SUITE 200)
  • OPTION HHC SVS CERTIFIED (Home Health Center, 1326 NORTH ASH)
  • PROVIDENCE VNA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 611 NORTH PERRY, BUILDING II, 2ND FLOOR)
  • SUNSHINE HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 10428 EAST NINTH AVENUE)
  • WATERFORD ON SOUTH HILL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 2929 S WATERFORD DR)
  • DEACONESS HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, W 800 FIFTH AVENUE)
  • HORIZON HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, 123 W CASCADE WAY, SUITE E)
  • HOSPICE OF SPOKANE (Hospital, 121 S ARTHUR STREET)
  • INLAND AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, 105 WEST 8TH AVENUE, SUITE 5000)
  • PROVIDENCE HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 5633 NORTH LIDGERWOOD)
  • PROVIDENCE SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 101 WEST 8TH AVENUE)
  • SPOKANE VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, 4815 N. ASSEMBLY STREET)
  • ST LUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, S 711 COWLEY)
  • ST LUKES REHABILITATION INSTITUTE (Hospital, 711 SOUTH COWLEY ST)
  • VALLEY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 12606 EAST MISSION AVENUE)
  • ALDERWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, 3600 EAST HARTSON AVENUE)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER AT NORTHPOINTE (Nursing Home, 9827 NORTH NEVADA)
  • CLIFF MANOR (Nursing Home, WEST 427 7TH AVE)
  • FRANKLIN HILLS HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 6021 NORTH LIDGERWOOD)
  • GARDEN TERRACE MANOR (Nursing Home, WEST 424 SEVENTH STREET)
  • GARDENS ON UNIVERSITY, THE (Nursing Home, SOUTH 414 UNIVERSITY ROAD)
  • KIRBYHAVEN (Nursing Home, EAST 10506 10TH AVENUE)
  • LILAC CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, E 1707 ROWAN AVE)
  • LOGANHURST HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 1515 EAST ILLINOIS)
  • MANOR CARE HEALTH SERVICES-SPO (Nursing Home, NORTH 6025 ASSEMBLY)
  • MANSION HOUSE CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 3011 EAST WELLESLEY)
  • MANSION HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, E 3011 WELLESLEY)
  • MISSION GOOD SAMARITAN (Nursing Home, 12715 EAST MISSION AVENUE)
  • NORTH CENTRAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1812 NORTH WALL)
  • PROVIDENCE ST JOSEPH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 17 EAST 8TH AVENUE)
  • REGENCY AT NORTHPOINTE (Nursing Home, 1224 EAST WESTVIEW COURT)
  • REGENCY CARE CENTER OF SPOKANE (Nursing Home, E 44 COZZA DR)
  • REGENCY SOUTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, S 518 BROWNE ST)
  • RIVERPARK LIVING CENTERS (Nursing Home, W 4444 DOWNRIVER DR)
  • RIVERVIEW LUTHERAN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1841 EAST UPRIVER DRIVE)
  • ROCKWOOD AT HAWTHORNE (Nursing Home, 101 EAST HAWTHORNE ROAD)
  • ROCKWOOD SOUTH HILL (Nursing Home, EAST 2903 25TH AVENUE)
  • ROSEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, W 1403 BROADWAY AVE)
  • ROYAL PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 7411 NORTH NEVADA)
  • SOUTHCREST SUBACUTE AND SPECIALTY CC (Nursing Home, W 110 CLIFF DRIVE)
  • SPOKANE VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, 222 EAST FIFTH)
  • ST BRENDAN CONTINUING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, E 17 EIGHTH AVE)
  • ST LUKES EXTENDED CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, E 222 5TH AVENUE)
  • SULLIVAN PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 14820 EAST FOURTH)
  • SUNSHINE GARDENS (Nursing Home, EAST 10410 NINTH AVENUE)
  • TOUCHMARK ON SOUTH HILL NURSING (Nursing Home, 2929 SOUTH WATERFORD DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Spokane, WA

Airports and heliports located in Spokane:


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Amtrak station:

SPOKANE (W. 221 1ST AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.spokanecity.org

Colleges/Universities in Spokane:

  • Gonzaga University (Full-time enrollment: 5,437; Location: E 502 Boone Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.gonzaga.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Spokane Community College (FT enrollment: 4,944; Location: 1810 North Greene Street; Public; Website: www.scc.spokane.edu)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (FT enrollment: 4,852; Location: 3410 W Fort Geo Wright Dr; Public; Website: www.spokanefalls.edu)
  • Whitworth University (FT enrollment: 2,381; Location: 300 W Hawthorne Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.whitworth.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Interface College-Spokane (FT enrollment: 189; Location: S 178 Stevens; Private, for-profit; Website: www.Interface.edu)
  • Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 152; Location: W 309 Riverside Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.glendow.com)
  • Total Cosmetology Training Center (FT enrollment: 64; Location: 5303 N Market St; Private, for-profit)
  • Northwest HVAC/R Training Center (FT enrollment: 51; Location: 811 E Sprague Ste 6; Private, not-for-profit; Website: inwhvac.org)
  • Inland Massage Institute (FT enrollment: 44; Location: 111 E Magnesium Rd Ste F; Private, for-profit; Website: www.inlandmassage.com/School.htm)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Spokane:

  • Eastern Washington University (about 15 miles; Cheney, WA; Full-time enrollment: 9,533)
  • North Idaho College (about 29 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 3,090)
  • Washington State University (about 67 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 69 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 90 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 118 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 128 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)

Biggest public high schools in Spokane:

Private high schools in Spokane:

  • GONZAGA PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 933; Location: 1224 E EUCLID; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ST GEORGE'S SCHOOL (Students: 400; Location: 2929 W WAIKIKI RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • THE OAKS ACADEMY (Students: 282; Location: 2303 S BOWDISH RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ST MICHAEL'S ACADEMY (Students: 167; Location: 8500 N SAINT MICHAELS RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 111; Location: 1801 E 29TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAITH BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 78; Location: 2804 E EUCLID AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SUNRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 37; Location: 4718 N ASH ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Spokane:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Spokane:

  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 472; Location: 3510 E 18TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 515 W SAINT THOMAS MORE WAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 351; Location: 1412 W CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 611 E MISSION AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CATALDO CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 455 W 18TH AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • ST CHARLES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 4515 N ALBERTA; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 401 E 30TH AVE; Grades: PK - 9)
  • ASSUMPTION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 3618 W INDIAN TRAIL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 2706 E QUEEN AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SPOKANE JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 123; Location: 1888 N WRIGHT DR; Grades: KG - 10)
See full list of schools located in Spokane

Libraries in Spokane:

  • SPOKANE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $9,646,328; Location: 4322 N ARGONNE RD; 384,752 books; 22,604 audio materials; 15,232 video materials; 20 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 1,392 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,120,821; Location: 906 W. MAIN AVE.; 464,857 books; 555 e-books; 32,002 audio materials; 26,622 video materials; 31 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 821 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bing Crosby, singer and actor, also came from Spokane.
  • Spokane Fire Station 18 is no longer located at 37 E. Cozza Dr. It is now at 120 E. Lincoln Rd. Thank you.
  • Central Valley High School in the Spokane Valley was omitted. added by Mike
  • KXLY ABC CHANNEL 4 added by bubba, ren ten ten

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Notable locations in Spokane: Downriver Municipal Golf Course (A), Esmeralda Municipal Golf Course (B), Manito Golf Country Club (C), Park Powerhouse (D), Playfair Racetrack (E), Corbin House (F), The Flour Mill (G), River Park Square (H), Parkade Plaza (I), Lincoln Square (J), Esperance (K), American Medical Response (L), Levy Block (M), Old National Bank (N), Fernwell Building (O), Glover House (P), Undercliffe (Q), Sherwood Building (R), Hutton Building (S), City Ramp Parking Garage (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Shadle Shopping Center (1), Ash and Rowan Shopping Center (2), River Ridge Shopping Center (3), Northtown Mall (4), Manito Shopping Center (5), Lincoln Heights Shopping Center (6), Lincoln View Shopping Center (7), Indian Trails Shopping Center (8), K-Mart Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Spokane include: Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Memorial Park (1), Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Upper Falls Reservoir (A), Lincoln Heights Reservoir (B), North Hill Reservoir (C), Rockwood Vista Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Garden Springs Creek (A), Hangman Creek (B), Marshall Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Spokane include: Chief Spokane Monument (1), Clark Playfield (2), Cliff Park (3), White Park (4), Coeur D'Alene Park (5), Whittier Playground (6), Corbin Park (7), Courtland Playground (8), Cowley Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Armed Forces & Aerospace Museum (5813 East 4th Avenue) (1), Carr's One of A Kind in the World Museum (5225 North Freya Street) (2), Childrens Museum (110 North Post Street) (3), Campbell House (Museums; 2316 West 1st Avenue) (4), Spokane Valley Heritage Musuem (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 12114 East Sprague Avenue) (5), Spokane Public Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4909 West Barnes Road) (6), Regional Information Services (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd.) (7), Animal Care Services (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 16603 East Scribner Road) (8), System Amusement Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 114 East Baldwin Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Insight Distributing CO (207 North Crestline Street) (1), Comfort Inn - Valley (9051 North Sullivan) (2), Boulevard Motel (2905 West Sunset Boulevard Ofc) (3), Lodging Resources Northwest (12322 East 1st Avenue) (4), Motel 6 (1508 South Rustle Road) (5), A Spokane Bed & Breakfast.Com (2325 West 1st Avenue) (6), Madison Inn (15 West Rockwood Boulevard) (7), Budget Saver Motel-Spokane (1234 East Sprague Avenue) (8), Clinic Center Inn (702 South McClellan Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Spokane County - Superior Court- Family Court Facilitator (1116 West Broadway Avenue) (1), US District Court (920 West Riverside Avenue) (2), Spokane County - Public Defender's Office (1033 West Gardner Avenue) (3), Spokane County - County Commissioners Office (1116 West Broadway Avenue) (4), Spokane County - Noxious Weed Board (222 North Havana Street) (5), Spokane County - Purchasing (721 North Jefferson Street) (6), Spokane County - Risk Management (1229 West Mallon Avenue) (7), Garfield County - Superior Court Clerk (Courthouse) (8), United States Government - Courts- District Court- Clerk's Office (920 West Riverside Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Spokane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  PM10 PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.9. This is about average. There were 54 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.10. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.10
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 1.13. This is significantly worse than average. There were 75 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.13
U.S.:

0.57

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

CARNHOPE IRRIGATION DISTRICT 7 (Population served: 1120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 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)
SPOKANE RACEWAY PARK (Population served: 358, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SPO CO - FISH LAKE PARK (Address: 404 N Havana , Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-2004
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2004
SPOKANE RIVER REST AREA (Address: 404 N Havana , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-1999)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
YMCA CAMP REED (Population served: 242, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2005
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-1999), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-1998), St BCA signed (JAN-12-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-1998), St BCA signed (JAN-12-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-30-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-1998), St BCA signed (JAN-12-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Unfilt) - In JUN-2005
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SPO CO - HANGMAN VALLEY GOLF II (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
PUERTA VALLARTA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WOODLAND SHORES WATER AND SEWER ASSN (Serves ID, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Spokane that have no violations reported:

  • SPO CO - LIBERTY LAKE PARK (Population served: 1214, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • SPO CO - BEAR LAKE PARK (Population served: 983, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPO CO - LIBERTY LAKE GOLF (Population served: 353, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • US BORDER STATION - DANVILLE (Population served: 248, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SR 902 WELL (Population served: 147, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANIKSU RANCH WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPITFIRE PUB AND EATERY (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.0%

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Spokane, WA

People in group quarters in Spokane in 2010:

  • 2,929 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,236 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 604 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 589 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 463 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 451 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 385 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 96 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 93 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 39 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 30 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Spokane in 2000:

  • 1,545 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,522 people in nursing homes
  • 1,277 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 633 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 191 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 191 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 157 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 134 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 128 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 109 people in halfway houses
  • 98 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 94 people in religious group quarters
  • 79 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 63 people in other group homes
  • 51 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 30 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in institutions for the deaf

Spokane compared to Washington state average:

Spokane, Washington environmental map by EPA

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


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga University.
  • Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Capacity: 12,638.

Banks with most branches in Spokane (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: 14 branches. 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
  • Washington Trust Bank: 13 branches. Info updated 2009/02/17: Bank assets: $4,172.4 mil, Deposits: $3,522.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 41 total offices, Holding Company: W.T.b. Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 11 branches. 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.
  • Banner Bank: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: 9 branches. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Sterling Savings Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Inland Northwest Bank: Ruby Branch, 57th Regal Branch, Francis Branch, Northpointe Branch, at 421 West Riverside, Suite 113. Info updated 2008/06/12: Bank assets: $384.9 mil, Deposits: $333.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Bancorporation, Inc.
  • AmericanWest Bank: Spokane Downtown Financial Center, Spokane Valley Financial Center, Spokane Northpointe Financial Center, Americanwest Bank. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc
  • 7 other banks with 14 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Spokane, Washington:

  • Ramada Limited Spokane City Center, 123 South PO, Spokane, WA 99201 , Phone: (509) 838-8504, Fax: (509) 747-7849
  • Courtyard By Marriott Spokane, N 401 Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202 , Phone: (509) 456-7600
  • Red Lion River Inn Spokane, 700 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99202 , Phone: (509) 326-5577, Fax: (509) 326-1120
  • Days Inn, 4212 W Sunset, Spokane, WA 99224 , Phone: (509) 747-2021, Fax: (509) 747-5950
  • Motel 6 #137, 1508 S Rustle St, Spokane, WA 99204 , Phone: (509) 459-6120
  • Cedar Willow Estates, E 2820 53RD, Spokane, WA 99223 , Phone: (509) 922-1600
  • The Ridge, S 160 Coeur D' Alene, Spokane, WA 99204 , Phone: (509) 922-1600
  • Oakwood Club, 726 N Mcdonald Rd, Spokane, WA 99204 , Phone: (509) 922-1600
  • 37 other hotels and motels
All 45 fire-safe hotels and motels in Spokane, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Spokane travel time to work - commute


Spokane mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (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

Neighborhoods in Spokane:

(Spokane, Washington Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Spokane city (based on Spokane County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.11%
Here36.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents37.9%9.4%7.1%5.7%5.3%
Congregations8.4%12.3%6.8%5.2%5.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.9%3.7%2.9%2.9%21.1%
Congregations1.9%5.8%2.9%4.9%45.8%
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: 82
Spokane County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Spokane County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 118
Spokane County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
Here:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Spokane County:

27.2%
Washington:

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

9.7%
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 71$329,521$55,6949$21,091
Other Government Administration 89$425,976$57,43517$21,830
Judicial and Legal 97$426,290$52,7375$8,732
Police Protection - Officers 276$1,838,433$79,9320$0
Police - Other 109$442,917$48,76211$10,645
Firefighters 290$2,002,131$82,8470$0
Fire - Other 16$78,203$58,6522$2,214
Correction 12$45,090$45,0901$3,365
Streets and Highways 180$772,044$51,4701$677
Solid Waste Management 179$669,979$44,91525$37,518
Sewerage 185$796,695$51,6783$3,615
Parks and Recreation 77$324,355$50,549228$159,122
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$54,918$54,91810$5,123
Water Supply 143$593,401$49,7960$0
Electric Power 17$76,325$53,8760$0
Local Libraries 82$282,117$41,28564$54,456
Other and Unallocable 106$462,157$52,3209$16,273
Totals for Government 1,941$9,620,552$59,478385$344,661

Spokane government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $31,901,000 ($152.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,412,000 ($11.51)
    General - Other: $823,000 ($3.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $468,000 ($2.23)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($0.11)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $40,012,000 ($190.97)
    Police Protection: $31,256,000 ($149.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $27,570,000 ($131.58)
    Sewerage: $17,837,000 ($85.13)
    Water Utilities: $15,726,000 ($75.06)
    General - Other: $13,918,000 ($66.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,247,000 ($58.45)
    Regular Highways: $8,052,000 ($38.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,335,000 ($30.24)
    Libraries: $5,539,000 ($26.44)
    Central Staff Services: $4,483,000 ($21.40)
    Financial Administration: $3,386,000 ($16.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,507,000 ($11.97)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,325,000 ($11.10)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,276,000 ($10.86)
    Parking Facilities: $2,024,000 ($9.66)
    Corrections - Other: $816,000 ($3.89)
    General Public Buildings: $691,000 ($3.30)
    Air Transportation: $450,000 ($2.15)
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000 ($1.36)
    Health - Other: $95,000 ($0.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $111,788,000 ($533.53)
    Benefit Payments: $16,330,000 ($77.94)
    Corporate Bonds: $14,921,000 ($71.21)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $12,336,000 ($58.88)
    Withdrawals: $606,000 ($2.89)
    Other Investments - Other: $104,000 ($0.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,106,000 ($72.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $4,208,000 ($20.08)
    Corrections - Other: $109,000 ($0.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $21,491,000 ($102.57)
    Water Utilities: $12,533,000 ($59.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,674,000 ($31.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,045,000 ($14.53)
    Libraries: $821,000 ($3.92)
    Police Protection: $601,000 ($2.87)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($0.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($0.50)
    General - Other: $102,000 ($0.49)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $110,524,000 ($527.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $171,000 ($0.82)

Spokane government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $67,750,000 ($323.35)
    Sewerage: $43,875,000 ($209.40)
    All Other: $15,755,000 ($75.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,342,000 ($30.27)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $13,184,000 ($62.92)
    From Parent Local Government: $8,725,000 ($41.64)
    Local Employee Contribution: $4,155,000 ($19.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,097,000 ($10.01)
    All Other: $277,000 ($1.32)
    Health and Hospitals: $121,000 ($0.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,635,000 ($17.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000 ($0.19)
    Highways: $18,000 ($0.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,380,000 ($125.90)
    Interest Earnings: $8,287,000 ($39.55)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,667,000 ($27.05)
    Rents: $3,653,000 ($17.43)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,273,000 ($15.62)
    Special Assessments: $2,093,000 ($9.99)
    Sale of Property: $1,033,000 ($4.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,949,000 ($133.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,766,000 ($70.47)
    All Other: $5,448,000 ($26.00)
    General Local Government Support: $2,362,000 ($11.27)
    Health and Hospitals: $314,000 ($1.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($0.10)
  • Tax - Property: $46,053,000 ($219.80)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,956,000 ($142.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $23,462,000 ($111.98)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,827,000 ($32.58)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,525,000 ($12.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,167,000 ($5.57)
    Amusements Sales: $900,000 ($4.30)
    Other License: $395,000 ($1.89)

Spokane government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $236,238,000 ($1127.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $222,530,000 ($1062.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,416,000 ($355.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,708,000 ($289.74)

Spokane government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,162,000 ($186.91)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $65,942,000 ($314.72)
    Total Other Securities: $26,464,000 ($126.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $196,321,000 ($936.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,026,000 ($47.85)

6.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($672 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.15%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kootenai County, ID  0.44% ($39,436 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.43% ($42,564)
from Stevens County, WA  0.34% ($34,122)


5.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($840 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.15%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  0.52% ($34,350 average AGI)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.33% ($37,218)
to Stevens County, WA  0.26% ($36,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spokane:

  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KSBN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KSBN RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAQQ (1280 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA)
  • KMBI (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXLI (630 AM; 1 kW; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spokane:

  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KEZE (96.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KSPO (106.5 FM; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: THOMAS W. READ DBA CLASSICAL BROADCASTING)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • K262AG (100.3 FM; SPOKANE, ETC., WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Spokane:

  • K14IF (Channel 14; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KSKN (Channel 22; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KSKN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSPS-TV (Channel 7; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE SCHOOL DISTRICT #81)
  • KGPX (Channel 34; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: PAXSON SPOKANE LICENSE, INC.)
  • K09FZ (Channel 9; SPOKANE, ETC., WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • KHBA-LP (Channel 52; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • K53FF (Channel 53; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K55EB (Channel 55; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K11UK (Channel 11; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Spokane fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 141
Total length: 1,480 meters (4,856ft)
Total costs: $1,104,006,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,933,493
Total average daily truck traffic: 234,481

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 5
  • 1910-1919: 25
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 26
  • 1960-1969: 31
  • 1970-1979: 27
  • 1980-1989: 8
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Spokane, WA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spokane)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 616 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Spokane, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 162 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 369 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1536 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spokane)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Spokane)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 436 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 47 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,536$140,922900$147,2155,275$149,164419$86,08931$576,114460$115,37625$95,749
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED64$134,65485$149,385466$150,45346$94,4352$928,42554$113,2926$57,918
APPLICATIONS DENIED180$131,559142$136,5921,614$143,818159$58,9483$205,667177$107,86814$76,946
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN182$137,074132$144,7321,245$146,57882$90,7142$170,115105$107,0976$165,995
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$136,42610$118,257218$151,17413$56,8770$013$105,1151$85,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 55 tracts in Spokane, WA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 46 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED152$174,495182$174,9833$94,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED52$176,46977$178,4256$132,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED50$175,42856$179,0774$114,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$167,53217$160,3691$128,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$237,0174$195,9201$268,050

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 558
  • Hazardous Condition: 387
  • Service Call: 43
  • Good Intent Call: 21

Incident types - Spokane


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spokane, WA

Most common first names in Spokane, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,26675.8 years
William1,82275.4 years
Mary1,74280.6 years
Robert1,74071.8 years
James1,43172.0 years
George1,17076.8 years
Charles1,08476.1 years
Helen97781.1 years
Margaret93880.6 years
Dorothy82379.0 years
Most common last names in Spokane, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson96077.0 years
Smith84375.7 years
Anderson65477.9 years
Miller53077.6 years
Brown44575.2 years
Jones40575.8 years
Nelson39078.3 years
Williams37176.1 years
Davis34376.6 years
Thompson30777.4 years
Businesses in Spokane, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Kroger7
AT&T7La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware6Lane Furniture3
Aeropostale2LensCrafters2
Albertsons7Little Caesars Pizza4
American Eagle Outfitters2Long John Silver's2
Ann Taylor1Lowe's2
Apple Store1Macy's3
Applebee's3Marriott3
Arby's5MasterBrand Cabinets10
Ashley Furniture1Maurices2
AutoZone3McDonald's17
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins6Motherhood Maternity4
Bath & Body Works4New Balance12
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike33
Ben & Jerry's1Nordstrom1
Best Western1Office Depot3
Blockbuster2Old Country Buffet2
Budget Car Rental2Old Navy1
Burger King5Olive Garden2
Burlington Coat Factory1Outback2
Casual Male XL2Outback Steakhouse2
Catherines1Pac Sun2
Chico's1Panda Express6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza3
Cold Stone Creamery2Payless5
Comfort Inn2Penske3
Costco2PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless12Pier 1 Imports3
Crossland Economy Studios1Pizza Hut7
Curves3Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Dairy Queen4Quality3
Days Inn1Quiznos7
Deb2RadioShack7
Dennys3Ramada3
Discount Tire1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza7Red Robin3
DressBarn2Rite Aid9
Econo Lodge1Rodeway Inn1
Express1Rue211
Famous Footwear3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Fashion Bug1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx40Sears4
Finish Line1Sephora2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts2
Foot Locker2Sprint Nextel4
Forever 211Staples2
GNC11Starbucks32
GameStop5Super 82
Gap2T-Mobile15
Gymboree3T.J.Maxx2
H&R Block12Taco Bell8
Haworth1Target2
Holiday Inn3Torrid1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us3
Home Depot1Trader Joe's1
Hot Topic2Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1True Value2
IHOP3U-Haul9
J. Jill1UPS49
JCPenney2Vans8
Jack In The Box9Verizon Wireless7
Jamba Juice1Victoria's Secret2
Jimmy John's2Vons9
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens7
Jones New York10Walmart3
Journeys2Wendy's5
KFC4Wet Seal2
Kincaid1Wingate1
Kmart2YMCA4
Kohl's1
Browse common businesses in Spokane, WA


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  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #3 (99026) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #24 (99201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Soviet Union first ancestries"
  • #30 (99201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bulgarian first ancestries"
  • #43 (99204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Yugoslavian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #46 (99026) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #68 (99204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scandinavian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 (99201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 (99201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
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Total of 650 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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