Spokane County, Washington (WA)

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County population in 2012: 475,735 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 417,939 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 87,561
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 33,202
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 107,166
Renter-occupied apartments: 66,404 (it was 56,445 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

36%

Land area: 1764 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 269 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Spokane County: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Spokane County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years
Males: 232,696  (43.5%)
Females: 238,525  (56.5%)

Spokane County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Spokane County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,576 ($37,308 in 1999)

This county:

$47576
Washington:

$58405

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $657 (lower quartile is $511, upper quartile is $837)
This county:

$657
State:

$867


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $179,300 (it was $111,200 in 2000)
Spokane:

$179,300
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,100 - $264,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $219,774
Here:

$219,774
State:

$329,559

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,231
Here:

$167,231
State:

$270,940

In 2-unit structures: $124,806
Here:

$124,806
State:

$280,281

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,959
Here:

$106,959
State:

$202,515

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,574
Here:

$101,574
State:

$245,538

Mobile homes: $86,860
Here:

$86,860
State:

$98,688
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,307
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $440

Institutionalized population: 5,666

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Spokane County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
78.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
81.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
70.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
34.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2139 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2008: 1173 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2009: 809 buildings, average cost: $167,800

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,199 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,069 (1.2%)

Spokane County household income distribution in 2009 Spokane County home values distribution Spokane County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.2% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.1% for American Indian residents, 38.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.9% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
Spokane County:

17.1%
Washington:

14.1%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.4% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 39.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.8% for other race residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Spokane, WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Spokane County is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $634 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $870 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spokane, Spokane Valley, Opportunity, Dishman, Veradale, Colbert, Cheney, Mead, Fairwood, Otis Orchards-East Farms.

Spokane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Spokane County:

Carbon Monoxide: 5 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.080 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.067 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 28 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 142 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 32 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Spokane County: Cheney Gun Club (A), Fancher Memorial Airway Beacon (B), Green Bluff Substation (C), Hangman Valley Golf Course (D), Camp Caro (E), Camp Fosseen (F), Camp Sekani (G), Rock Creek Gun Club (H), Spokane State Game Farm (I), Circle Bar J Boys Ranch (J), Cheney Rodeo Grounds (K), Indian Rock Paintings (L), Spokane Plains Battlefield (M), Cooks Cabin (N), Camp Hager (O), Foothills (P), Fort Spokane Historic Site (Q), Fothills (R), Four Mound Fire Station (S), Harmony School (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Spokane County include: Mater Cleri Seminary (A), Christ Church of Deer Park (B), Elk Community Church (C), The Open Bible Country Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Mound Cemetery (1), Greenwood Memorial Terrace (2), Lance Hill Cemetery (3), Latah Cemetery (4), Marshall Cemetery (5), Medical Lake Cemetery (6), Mica Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Little Mason Lake (A), Little Trout Lake (B), Lonelyville Lake (C), Long Lake (D), Martin Lake (E), Mason Lake (F), Spring Lake (G), Lake Eleanor (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Dragoon Creek (C), Little Spokane River (D), Otter Creek (E), Ecks Creek (F), Liberty Creek (G), Burping Brook (H), California Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Spokane County include: Dishman Hills Natural Area (1), Dragoon Creek State Park (2), Little Spokane River Park (3), Harvard Park (4), Historical Monument (5), Liberty Lake Regional Park (6), Indian Rock Paintings State Park (7), Captain J Mullen Historical Monument (8), Aubrey L White Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Sandy Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Benewah County, Idaho , Bonner County, Idaho , Lincoln County , Pend Oreille County , Kootenai County, Idaho , Stevens County , Whitman County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 30,682
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,711 (43% naturalized citizens)

Spokane County:

4.5%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5,814
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,317
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,769
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,395
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,168
  • 1970 to 1974: 712
  • 1970 to 1974: 721
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,815

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.6%

Spokane County marital status for males Spokane County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Spokane County with a mortgage: 64,179 (8,928 second mortgage, 5,504 home equity loan, 254 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,751

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Spokane County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic61,57527
Evangelical Protestant58,417217
Other29,62184
Mainline Protestant23,24081
Orthodox7543
Black Protestant6824
None296,932-
Spokane County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
Spokane County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
This 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.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 281
This county:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Spokane County:

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Spokane County:

27.2%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Spokane County:

Average size of farms: 289 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,181
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $245.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.85%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,304
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.00%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,915
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.01
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.61%
All wheat for grain: 143897 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,174 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 796 acres

Tornado activity:

Spokane County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 19595255.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Spokane County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 111% 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 302.3 miles away from Spokane County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 240.9 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 387.2 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 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 246.5 miles away from the county 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 232.5 miles away from Spokane County center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 495.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (15%)
  • Ukraine (9%)
  • Russia (8%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Spokane County (%):

  • German (22%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Spokane County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 146,707 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 23,544 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5,152 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 26 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 68 (0%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 74 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 236 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,099 (1%)
  • Walked: 5,412 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,024 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,838 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Spokane County, Washington in 2000:

  • 3,913 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,350 people in nursing homes
  • 2,087 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,822 people in state prisons
  • 1,127 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 698 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 652 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 353 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 338 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 191 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 191 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 190 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 184 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 151 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 142 people in other group homes
  • 121 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 109 people in halfway houses
  • 106 people in religious group quarters
  • 48 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 39 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 30 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 6 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Spokane County, Washington in 2010:

  • 5,739 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,330 people in state prisons
  • 2,044 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 931 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 649 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 629 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 604 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 513 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 429 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 293 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 161 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 131 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 96 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 75 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 60 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,733.

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%

1.96% relocated from other counties in Washington ($13,898 average AGI)
2.89% relocated from other states ($24,012 average AGI)
Spokane County:

2.89%
Washington average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Whitman County, WA  0.13% ($31,121)
from Pierce County, WA  0.13% ($38,178)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.13% ($35,058)
from Benton County, WA  0.09% ($56,261)


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%

2.04% relocated to other counties in Washington ($13,437 average AGI)
3.11% relocated to other states ($21,532 average AGI)
Spokane County:

3.11%
Washington average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Pierce County, WA  0.15% ($34,384)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.15% ($34,429)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($38,577)
to Benton County, WA  0.12% ($38,619)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Spokane County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Spokane County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Spokane County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 61,613 (51,627 aged, 9,986 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.15
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12306.61
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 294.280
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32620.67

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1218.950
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 869.970
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.22

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52.85
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103.920

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 38.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 16.2
  • Other - 22.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 156.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 80.1
  • Poisoning - 41.0
  • Suffocation - 25.8
  • Other - 9.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 456,529

Size of family households: 53,311 2-persons, 26,439 3-persons, 22,221 4-persons, 9,893 5-persons, 3,928 6-persons, 2,420 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 53,622 1-person, 12,030 2-persons, 2,038 3-persons, 744 4-persons, 286 5-persons, 144 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

72,314 married couples with children.
26,546 single-parent households (6,454 men, 20,092 women).

93.4% of residents of Spokane County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,678,950,000 ($6149 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $417,460,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,142,576,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $484,171,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,071,000
Federal grants: $495,841,000
Federal procurement contracts: $144,137,000 ($72,479,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $400,154,000 ($204,435,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $66,676,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $406,674,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,270,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 28,573
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 19,305
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,640
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,516
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Spokane County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 109.85 millions of gallons per day (100% from ground, 0% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,833
  • 2000 to 2004: 29,547
  • 1990 to 1999: 28,407
  • 1980 to 1989: 19,279
  • 1970 to 1979: 38,560
  • 1960 to 1969: 14,473
  • 1950 to 1959: 23,560
  • 1940 to 1949: 13,399
  • 1939 or earlier: 34,285
Rooms in houses/apartments in Spokane County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 244
  • 2 rooms: 1,178
  • 3 rooms: 3,212
  • 4 rooms: 11,028
  • 5 rooms: 17,581
  • 6 rooms: 18,031
  • 7 rooms: 17,319
  • 8 rooms: 15,401
  • 9+ rooms: 23,172
  • 1 room: 3,730
  • 2 rooms: 7,120
  • 3 rooms: 10,696
  • 4 rooms: 14,360
  • 5 rooms: 9,175
  • 6 rooms: 5,128
  • 7 rooms: 2,879
  • 8 rooms: 1,869
  • 9+ rooms: 1,488
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Spokane County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 472
  • 1 bedroom: 3,820
  • 2 bedrooms: 24,929
  • 3 bedrooms: 43,147
  • 4 bedrooms: 25,832
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8,966
  • no bedroom: 4,535
  • 1 bedroom: 16,668
  • 2 bedrooms: 22,269
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,182
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,900
  • 5+ bedrooms: 891
Cars and other vehicles available in Spokane County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,790
  • 1 vehicle: 26,524
  • 2 vehicles: 48,529
  • 3 vehicles: 19,807
  • 4 vehicles: 5,971
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,545
  • no vehicle: 10,563
  • 1 vehicle: 26,931
  • 2 vehicles: 14,676
  • 3 vehicles: 3,127
  • 4 vehicles: 831
  • 5+ vehicles: 317

52% of Spokane County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Washington.

Spokane County:

51.9%
State average:

50.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $88,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Spokane County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.5%)
  • Electricity (19.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.1%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (61.9%)
  • Utility gas (29.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,866
Here:

10.1%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,834
Here:

7.0%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,490
Here:

21.0%
Washington:

15.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Spokane County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,978,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,251,000
    General - Other: $643,000
    Financial Administration: $41,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $43,297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,343,000
    Police Protection: $28,046,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,409,000
    Regular Highways: $13,505,000
    General - Other: $10,565,000
    Financial Administration: $9,974,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,111,000
    Sewerage: $6,978,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,506,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,105,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,164,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,420,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,542,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,031,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $366,000
    Transit Utilities: $20,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,324,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $12,111,000
    General - Other: $2,284,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,134,000
    Police Protection: $850,000
    Sewerage: $258,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $101,000
    Health - Other: $55,000
    Financial Administration: $38,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,342,000

Spokane County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,097,000
    All Other: $10,197,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,376,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $44,000
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,142,000
    All Other: $1,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
    Natural Resources: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $32,060,000
    Highways: $2,662,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,342,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,561,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,003,000
    Special Assessments: $2,719,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,527,000
    Rents: $2,000,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,401,000
    Sale of Property: $417,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $150,000
    Transit Utilities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $27,601,000
    Highways: $23,255,000
    All Other: $9,655,000
    Public Welfare: $8,684,000
    General Local Government Support: $544,000
    Education: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $52,833,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,716,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,890,000
    Other License: $4,745,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,370,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,124,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,949,000
    Severance: $140,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $9,000

Spokane County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,442,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,357,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,281,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,196,000

Spokane County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,455,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $144,996,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $970,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Spokane County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Spokane County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 106 full 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 ORIGINATED3,040$162,4172,276$178,95914,921$174,5521,024$109,62338$723,816916$147,241610$130,705
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED145$170,455222$186,1621,344$184,949108$90,8702$965,000116$142,49182$104,024
APPLICATIONS DENIED362$156,873339$158,5844,105$180,981372$76,8603$205,667316$126,889225$117,631
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN400$151,760387$180,1193,482$177,192200$106,4603$150,667210$125,871137$134,635
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS40$163,32532$197,375578$185,69234$80,4710$024$126,45821$112,286
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 104 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED390$208,010443$211,2808$143,1252$146,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED127$215,827205$217,48311$159,6362$164,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED117$191,863150$220,9478$125,8753$112,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN33$185,81857$212,6142$171,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$188,00013$221,0002$188,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Spokane County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,50275.5 years
William2,01675.2 years
Robert1,93371.6 years
Mary1,89580.5 years
James1,57772.0 years
George1,30276.6 years
Charles1,18576.0 years
Helen1,06281.1 years
Margaret1,02580.7 years
Dorothy90079.2 years
Most common last names in Spokane County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,04976.7 years
Smith94675.8 years
Anderson71477.7 years
Miller57477.9 years
Brown50275.2 years
Jones45076.0 years
Nelson41278.3 years
Williams40476.0 years
Davis39676.8 years
Wilson33675.9 years
Businesses in Spokane County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven9Kohl's2
AT&T8Kroger10
Abercrombie & Fitch1La Quinta1
Ace Hardware8La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant1
Albertsons9Lane Furniture3
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters2
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza6
Apple Store1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's3Lowe's3
Arby's6Macy's3
Ashley Furniture2Marriott3
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets14
AutoZone5Maurices2
BMW1Mazda1
Banana Republic1McDonald's24
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins6Motel 62
Bath & Body Works4Motherhood Maternity6
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance13
Ben & Jerry's1Nike34
Best Western2Nissan2
Blockbuster4Nordstrom2
Budget Car Rental2Office Depot3
Burger King7Old Country Buffet2
Carl\s Jr.7Old Navy1
Casual Male XL2Olive Garden2
Catherines1Outback2
Chevrolet2Outback Steakhouse2
Chico's1Pac Sun2
Chuck E. Cheese's2Panda Express7
Cold Stone Creamery2Papa John's Pizza3
Comfort Inn2Payless6
Costco2Penske5
Cricket Wireless16PetSmart2
Crossland Economy Studios1Pier 1 Imports3
Curves5Pizza Hut14
Dairy Queen7Plato's Closet2
Days Inn2Pottery Barn1
Deb2Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Dennys3Quality3
Discount Tire2Quiznos8
Domino's Pizza10RadioShack8
DressBarn2Ramada4
Dressbarn2Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Red Robin3
Eddie Bauer1Rite Aid11
Express1Rodeway Inn1
Famous Footwear3Rue211
Fashion Bug2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx52SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Sears5
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sephora2
Foot Locker2Spencer Gifts2
Ford2Sprint Nextel5
Forever 211Staples3
GNC12Starbucks40
GameStop6Subaru2
Gap2Super 82
Gymboree3T-Mobile20
H&R Block18T.J.Maxx2
Haworth1Taco Bell11
Hilton3Target2
Hobby Lobby1Torrid1
Holiday Inn4Toyota2
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us4
Home Depot3Trader Joe's1
Honda2Travelodge1
Hot Topic2True Value4
Howard Johnson1U-Haul18
IHOP3UPS68
J. Jill1Vans6
JCPenney2Verizon Wireless9
Jack In The Box10Victoria's Secret2
Jamba Juice1Volkswagen1
Jimmy John's2Vons11
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens11
Jones New York9Walmart4
Journeys2Wendy's7
Justice2Wet Seal2
KFC6Wingate1
Kincaid1YMCA4
Kmart2

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