Valleyford, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 2,451.
Males: 1,234  (50.4%)
Females: 1,217  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99023

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,080 (it was $53,333 in 2000)
Valleyford:

$68,080
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,415 (it was $24,215 in 2000)

Valleyford CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $302,457 (it was $192,300 in 2000)
Valleyford:

$302,457
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $383,118; Detached houses: $415,710; Mobile homes: $153,543
Valleyford races chart
  • White alone - 2,190 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Valleyford: 205.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2480 feet

Land area: 78.8 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Valleyford, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Valleyford:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valleyford CCD:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 68.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

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

Valleyford CCD:  1.2% ($2,229)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Valleyford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (9.1 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (231.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (932.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Rockford, WA (2.7 miles ), Opportunity, WA (2.7 miles ), Veradale, WA (2.7 miles ), Dishman, WA (2.9 miles ), Green Acres, WA (2.9 miles ), Spokane Valley, WA (3.0 miles ), Liberty Lake, WA (3.1 miles ), Millwood, WA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 47.54 N, Longitude: 117.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

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

5.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Financial managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Average climate in Valleyford, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Valleyford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 290.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 375.6 miles away from Valleyford center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 248.8 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 254.0 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 240.5 miles away from Valleyford center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 487.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 6, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Valleyford:

  • FMC VALLEY DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • MISSION GOOD SAMARITAN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • VALLEY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • FAMILY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SVS /SPOKANE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • WATERFORD ON SOUTH HILL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)
  • TOUCHMARK ON SOUTH HILL NURSING (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPOKANE, WA)

Amtrak station near Valleyford:

  • 13 miles: 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valleyford:

  • Spokane Community College (about 12 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,482)
  • Gonzaga University (about 13 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 16 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Whitworth University (about 18 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 19 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • North Idaho College (about 21 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Washington State University (about 57 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

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Notable locations in Valleyford: Lockwood (A), Mica Peak (B), Sharon (C), Excelsior (D), Spokane County Fire District 8 Station 85 (E), Spokane County Fire District 8 Station 82 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mica Cemetery (1), Mica Creek Cemetery (2), Mica Peak Cemetery (3), Evergreen Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Olson Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Valleyford: Valleyford County Park (1). Display/hide its location 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.13. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.13
U.S.:

0.30

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.44. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.44
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  82.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

1.0%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

0.4%
Whole state:

4.6%
9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Valleyford compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (37%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Coal or coke (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

Religion statistics for Valleyford CCD (based on Spokane County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.11%
Here: 36.1%
USA: 50.2%

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%

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($953 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.10%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.35% ($41,868 average AGI)
from Kootenai County, ID  0.30% ($35,118)
from Stevens County, WA  0.25% ($29,833)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($556 average AGI)
Spokane County:

0.10%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  0.46% ($36,196 average AGI)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.36% ($35,279)
to Stevens County, WA  0.21% ($35,777)

Strongest AM radio stations in Valleyford:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KMBI (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KAQQ (1280 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLI (630 AM; 1 kW; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valleyford:

  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, 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)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KEZE (96.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • K262AG (100.3 FM; SPOKANE, ETC., WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Valleyford:

  • 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.)
  • KSPS-TV (Channel 7; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE SCHOOL DISTRICT #81)
  • K09FZ (Channel 9; SPOKANE, ETC., WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSKN (Channel 22; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KSKN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGPX (Channel 34; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: PAXSON SPOKANE LICENSE, INC.)
  • KHBA-LP (Channel 52; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K14IF (Channel 14; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KQUP-LP (Channel 47; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: PULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 5 Mi Nw (Lat: 47.568500 Lon: -117.346028), Type: Building, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KAL296
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2011, Expiration Date: 09/29/2021
    Registrant: Gillespie, Prudhon & Associates, Clackamas, OR 97015, Phone: (503) 657-0424, Fax: (503) 657-0361, Email:
  • Weger Rd 3 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 47.537944 Lon: -117.315472), Call Sign: KNFU577, Licensee ID: L00108583
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/1997, Expiration Date: 12/15/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/12/2002
    Registrant: Gordon Schoedel, Valleyford, WA 99036

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Flory Home, Lat: 47.569583 Lon: -117.245083, Type: Building, Structure height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WQLN905
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/2010, Expiration Date: 03/18/2020, Certifier: William B Geibel Jr
    Registrant: Wired Or Wireless, Inc., 17813 E Appleway Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99016, Phone: (509) 892-5877, Fax: (509) 892-5876, Email:
  • LaShaw Home, Lat: 47.459083 Lon: -117.075833, Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Call Sign: WQLN905
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/2010, Expiration Date: 03/18/2020, Certifier: William B Geibel Jr
    Registrant: Wired Or Wireless, Inc., 17813 E Appleway Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99016, Phone: (509) 892-5877, Fax: (509) 892-5876, Email:
  • Benson Home, Lat: 47.517333 Lon: -117.253000, Type: Pole, Structure height: 1.5 m, Call Sign: WQLN905
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/2010, Expiration Date: 03/18/2020, Certifier: William B Geibel Jr
    Registrant: Wired Or Wireless, Inc., 17813 E Appleway Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99016, Phone: (509) 892-5877, Fax: (509) 892-5876, Email:
  • Wakker Home, Lat: 47.564306 Lon: -117.235028, Type: Building, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQLN905
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/2010, Expiration Date: 03/18/2020, Certifier: William B Geibel Jr
    Registrant: Wired Or Wireless, Inc., 17813 E Appleway Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99016, Phone: (509) 892-5877, Fax: (509) 892-5876, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valleyford)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Valleyford)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Valleyford

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