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Median resident age:  40.7 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99130

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,294 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Steptoe:

$41,294
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,700

Steptoe CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,737 (it was $78,100 in 2000)
Steptoe:

$117,737
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $159,951; Detached houses: $175,982; Townhouses or other attached units: $101,079; Mobile homes: $87,001; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,158

Steptoe, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

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  • White alone - 2,048 (96.9%)
  • Hispanic - 34 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.09%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Steptoe: 151.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2311 feet




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

Steptoe CCD:  1.1% ($842)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Steptoe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (42.7 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (242.5 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (899.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Garfield, WA (2.3 miles ), Oakesdale, WA (2.3 miles ), Farmington, WA (3.0 miles) , Palouse, WA (3.5 miles ), Colfax, WA (3.7 miles ), Tekoa, WA (3.7 miles ), Rosalia, WA (3.8 miles ), Latah, WA (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 47.06 N, Longitude: 117.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Steptoe household income distribution Steptoe 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 (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Steptoe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 55% 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 90.2 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 44.4 miles away from Steptoe 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 73.8 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 89.8 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 39.4 miles away from Steptoe 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 44.3 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 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).

Birthplace of: Lyle Smith - Football and basketball player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers near Steptoe:

  • TEKOA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; TEKOA, WA)
  • WHITMAN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Physician, about 15 miles away; COLFAX, WA)
  • WHITMAN HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COLFAX, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in Steptoe, WA

Amtrak station near Steptoe:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Steptoe:

  • Washington State University (about 23 miles; Pullman, WA; Full-time enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 25 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 35 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)
  • Spokane Community College (about 44 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Gonzaga University (about 44 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 45 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 46 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)

Public elementary/middle school in Steptoe:

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Notable location: Whitman County Fire District 11 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Bethel Cemetery (1). 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:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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

11.7%
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 Steptoe, WA

Steptoe compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Steptoe CCD (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 Steptoe:

  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KCLX (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Steptoe:

  • KRAO-FM (102.5 FM; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KZZL-FM (99.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Steptoe:

  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWSU-TV (Channel 10; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K40EE (Channel 40; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)


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