Wilson Creek, Washington

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Population in 2013: 211 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 87  (41.7%)
Females: 124  (58.3%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98860.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,421 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Wilson Creek:

$48,421
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,494 (it was $11,464 in 2000)

Wilson Creek town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,033 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Wilson Creek:

$83,033
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $84,948; Detached houses: $97,372; Mobile homes: $58,201

Median gross rent in 2013: $764.

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  • Races in Wilson Creek, WA (2010)

    Wilson Creek races chart
    • 17685.9%White alone
    • 178.3%Hispanic
    • 73.4%Two or more races
    • 31.5%American Indian alone
    • 21.0%Asian alone

Races in Wilson Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wilson Creek: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.9%), Irish (16.6%), English (8.0%), Russian (7.0%), Dutch (4.3%), Norwegian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 1275 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 214 people per square mile   (very low).

Wilson Creek,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Wilson Creek:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilson Creek town:

  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $876 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $572 (0.6%)

Wilson Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (81.8 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (142.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (923.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Krupp, WA (2.5 miles) , Coulee City, WA (3.9 miles ), Gloyd, WA (4.0 miles ), Banks Lake South, WA (4.0 miles) , Soap Lake, WA (4.2 miles ), Lakeview, WA (4.2 miles ), Hartline, WA (4.3 miles) , Moses Lake North, WA (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 47.42 N, Longitude: 119.12 W

Area code: 509

Wilson Creek household income distribution Wilson Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +57 (+33.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Wilson Creek, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wilson Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 133% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 158.8 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 163.9 miles away from Wilson Creek 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 150.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 345.6 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 452.0 miles away from Wilson Creek center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 485.6 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 Grant County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Wilson Creek:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilson Creek:

  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 57 miles; Wenatchee, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,951)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 72 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Central Washington University (about 73 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 80 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 82 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Gonzaga University (about 83 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Whitworth University (about 83 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)

Public high school in Wilson Creek:

Public elementary/middle school in Wilson Creek:

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Notable location: Grant County Fire District 12 Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 29.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 6.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.36
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.8%
(34.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wilson Creek compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Washington average:

11.4

Wilson Creek travel time to work - commute Wilson Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (89%)
  • Wood (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wilson Creek town (based on Grant County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,5009
Evangelical Protestant9,11376
Other7,58423
Mainline Protestant3,45822
Black Protestant531
None54,412-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Grant County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Grant County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Grant County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

30.6%
Washington:

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

15.6%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$960
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$75
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$941
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,976

Wilson Creek government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($99.53)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($61.61)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($47.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($47.39)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($47.39)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($33.18)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($33.18)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($9.48)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($113.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Wilson Creek government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($14.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $32,000 ($151.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($23.70)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.48)
    Rents: $2,000 ($9.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($142.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($66.35)
    All Other: $4,000 ($18.96)
    General Support: $2,000 ($9.48)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($94.79)
    Total General Sales: $9,000 ($42.65)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($28.44)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.74)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $92,000 ($436.02)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,668 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Adams County, WA  0.42% ($30,532 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.40% ($38,378)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.36% ($39,748)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  0.53% ($32,532 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.43% ($28,794)
to Benton County, WA  0.40% ($44,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilson Creek:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KBSN (1470 AM; 5 kW; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: KSEM, INC.)
  • KWIQ (1020 AM; 3 kW; MOSES LAKE NORTH, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KULE (730 AM; 1 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilson Creek:

  • KWLN (103.3 FM; WILSON CREEK, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KULE-FM (92.3 FM; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLWS (91.5 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KWWW-FM (96.7 FM; QUINCY, WA; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC..)
  • KZML (95.9 FM; QUINCY, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTAC (93.9 FM; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KKRV (104.7 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMLW (88.3 FM; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 589Total average daily traffic
  • 88Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,119Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wilson Creek)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Sw 1/4 Cor S 26t23n R 29 Ewm (Lat: 47.449861 Lon: -119.151139), Call Sign: KFO888
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2004, Expiration Date: 02/12/2015
    Registrant: Grand County Fire Protection District 12, Wilson Creek, WA 98860, Phone: (509) 754-3276, Email:
  • 1 Mi N On Wilson Creek Rd (Lat: 47.334306 Lon: -119.123917), Call Sign: KNGM910
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/1998, Expiration Date: 04/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2003
    Registrant: H & K Bohnet Incorporated, Wilson Creek, WA 98860
  • Burlington Northern Depot (Lat: 47.422083 Lon: -119.123917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 38 m, Call Sign: KOH447
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.650 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz, 161.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/18/2021
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Stratford HBD, Bnsf Ls37 Mp1580.2 - Stratford Hbd (Lat: 47.432389 Lon: -119.203222), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.7 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNGJ463
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 07/09/2021
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Stratford Bnrr Tracks Mp 1580 7.8 Mi W (Lat: 47.421806 Lon: -119.281694), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNGJ464
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 07/09/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2013
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Stratford HBD, Bnsf Ls37 Mp1580.2 - Stratford Hbd (Lat: 47.432389 Lon: -119.203222), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.7 m, Overall height: 7.3 m, Call Sign: WQJW928
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2009, Expiration Date: 01/29/2019, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 47.426139 Lon: -119.120722, Call Sign: WQNR692
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, 72.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/02/2011, Expiration Date: 05/02/2021, Certifier: Brad Smedley
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WILSON CREEK, 20877 Blackrock Road Ne (Lat: 47.391250 Lon: -119.092944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQLH797
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2010, Expiration Date: 01/25/2020, Certifier: Mary Allen
    Registrant: Multi Agency Communications Center, 6500 32nd Ave, Ste 911, Moses Lake, WA 98837, Phone: (509) 760-2142, Fax: (509) 355-5885, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BLACKMAN ROGER L P 40 C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 302C , Serial Number: 001
    Registrant (Individual): Roger L Blackman, Po Box 137, Wilson Creek, WA 98860
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4871A , Serial Number: 18-4967, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 09/22/1970
    Registrant (Partnership): David Stevens, Po Box 56, Wilson Creek, WA 98860, Other Owners: Derek Stevens, Tom Pfeifer, Hoesel Chris

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Wilson Creek, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Fred379.9 years
Kenneth362.4 years
Marie378.0 years
William368.0 years
Ralph378.7 years
David265.5 years
Clyde264.9 years
Floyd283.0 years
James272.4 years
Charles273.0 years
Most common last names in Wilson Creek, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mordhorst480.0 years
Pfeifer479.0 years
Ralls463.2 years
Anderson370.6 years
Mccoy369.9 years
Crawford372.7 years
Suhrbier378.0 years
Wilhelm373.7 years
Gross276.0 years
Arlt274.5 years
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