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Population in 2012: 127 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 

Males: 75  (59.1%)
Females: 52  (40.9%)

Median resident age:  58.1 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip code: 99359

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,120 (it was $18,125 in 2000)
Starbuck:

$32,120
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,025

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,714 (it was $35,600 in 2000)
Starbuck:

$65,714
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,086; Detached houses: $68,002; Mobile homes: $46,604

Median gross rent in 2012: $669.

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  • White alone - 117 (90.7%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (4.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Starbuck: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.5%), Irish (12.5%), Scotch-Irish (12.5%), English (10.7%), French (8.9%), United States (6.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 645 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 625 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Starbuck:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Starbuck town:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.1%
  • Divorced: 27.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $775 (0.7%)

Starbuck satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (53.9 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (212.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (860.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Dayton, WA (3.9 miles ), Waitsburg, WA (4.2 miles ), Prescott, WA (4.2 miles ), Washtucna, WA (4.3 miles ), Eureka Flat, WA (4.5 miles) , Kahlotus, WA (4.7 miles ), La Crosse, WA (4.9 miles ), Pomeroy, WA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.52 N, Longitude: 118.13 W

Area code: 509

Starbuck household income distribution Starbuck home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-23.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (36%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (67%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Woodworkers (20%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (8%)
  • Registered nurses (19%)
  • Customer service representatives (19%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)


Average climate in Starbuck, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Starbuck-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 60% 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 37.7 miles away from the city 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 37.4 miles away from Starbuck center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 87.8 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 58.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/7/1992 at 17:23:17, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 ML, 3.9 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from Starbuck center
On 6/17/2004 at 09:16:42, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 MD, Depth: 22.4 mi) earthquake occurred 9.3 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 Columbia County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Starbuck:

  • ROBISON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DAYTON, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in Starbuck, WA

Airports located in Starbuck:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Starbuck:

  • Walla Walla Community College (about 32 miles; Walla Walla, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,727)
  • Washington State University (about 48 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 51 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 53 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • University of Idaho (about 55 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 72 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 86 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)

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Notable location: Columbia County Fire District 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

LYONS FERRY HATCHERY (Population served: 91, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-30-1998), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-1998)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
LYONS FERRY MARINA (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.1%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Starbuck, WA

Starbuck compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Starbuck travel time to work - commute


Starbuck mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Other fuel (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Starbuck town (based on Columbia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.19%
Here35.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents18.6%18.0%14.1%13.4%7.3%
Congregations8.3%8.3%8.3%8.3%8.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodConservative Baptist Association of AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents7.0%6.1%5.2%4.5%5.8%
Congregations8.3%8.3%8.3%8.3%25.0%
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: 2
Columbia County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Columbia County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Columbia County:

10.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

17.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

30.9%
Washington:

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

8.2%
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 0$0 1$600
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$85
Sewerage 0$0 2$500
Water Supply 0$0 1$550
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,735

Starbuck government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $12,000 ($94.49)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $19,000 ($149.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($62.99)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($62.99)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($39.37)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($39.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($39.37)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($39.37)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($23.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($7.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $19,000 ($149.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($141.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.87)

Starbuck government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($165.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($70.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($157.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($70.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($15.75)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($125.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($23.62)
    General Support: $1,000 ($7.87)
    All Other: $1,000 ($7.87)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($39.37)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($15.75)

Starbuck government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($125.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($102.36)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($23.62)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($15.75)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,000 ($94.49)

9.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
Washington average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Walla Walla County, WA  2.41% ($38,588 average AGI)


10.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.92%
Washington average:

7.07%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Walla Walla County, WA  3.41% ($33,939 average AGI)
to Spokane County, WA  0.90% ($26,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Starbuck:

  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KALE (960 AM; 5 kW; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Starbuck:

  • KZHR (92.5 FM; DAYTON, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KHSS (100.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: TWO HEARTS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KNLT (95.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWWS (89.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KGTS (91.3 FM; COLLEGE PLACE, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KRKL (93.3 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOLW (97.9 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXRX (97.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUJ-FM (99.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCLK-FM (94.1 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Starbuck Cell Site: 316 Fletcher Rd (Lat: 46.552944 Lon: -118.191083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN489
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 12/07/2020, Certifier: Gregory A Maras
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Terry C Miller, Dry Hollow - 9 Miles East (Lat: 46.504222 Lon: -117.942222), Type: 35.6, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 3607057001, Millert@wsdot.Wa.Gov, 724 QUINCE STREET SE
  • Terry C Miller, Dry Hollow - 9 Miles East (Lat: 46.504222 Lon: -117.942222), Type: 35.6, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 3607057001, Millert@wsdot.Wa.Gov, 724 QUINCE STREET SE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Dry Hollow, 9 Mi East (Lat: 46.504222 Lon: -117.942222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.6 m, Call Sign: WPWW287
    Assigned Frequencies: 867.100 MHz, 868.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/27/2012, Expiration Date: 01/28/2023, Certifier: Alan C Hull
    Registrant: State Of; Department Of Transportation Washington, 7345 Linderson Way Sw / Tumwater, Wa, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DRY HOLLOW, 9 Miles East Of Starbuck (Lat: 46.504222 Lon: -117.942222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35.7 m, Call Sign: WPQS333
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/2010, Expiration Date: 09/14/2020, Certifier: Alan C Hull
    Registrant: Washington State Department Of Transportation, 724 Quince Street Se, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7046, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:
  • STATION, Pgt Co Compressor Sta 7 On Barstow Rd 8.1 Mi W Of (Lat: 46.536250 Lon: -118.294667), Overall height: 20.4 m, Call Sign: KCD96
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/12/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019
    Registrant: Anr Pipeline Company, 5250 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098, Phone: (248) 205-4572, Fax: (248) 205-4672, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7

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