Electric City, Washington

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Population in 2019: 1,002 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.7%
 
Males: 526  (52.5%)
Females: 476  (47.5%)
Median resident age:

56.7 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 99123, 99133.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,870 (it was $42,321 in 2000)
Electric City:

$67,870
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,161 (it was $19,388 in 2000)

Electric City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $233,180 (it was $79,500 in 2000)
Electric City:

$233,180
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $221,037; detached houses: $222,900; mobile homes: $195,243

Median gross rent in 2019: $787.

March 2019 cost of living index in Electric City: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.3%
  • Races in Electric City, WA (2019)
    • 73379.8%White alone
    • 15917.3%American Indian alone
    • 222.4%Two or more races

Races in Electric City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (28.4%), English (13.4%), German (10.0%), Swedish (8.2%), European (3.7%), Danish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1950

Elevation: 1655 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,854 people per square mile   (low).

Electric City, Washington map

10 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,354 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,116 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (77.6 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (147.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (958.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Grand Coulee, WA (1.3 miles ),
Coulee Dam, WA (1.9 miles ),
Elmer City, WA (2.5 miles ),
Almira, WA (4.0 miles ),
Nespelem Community, WA (4.0 miles ),
Nespelem, WA (4.1 miles ),
Hartline, WA (4.1 miles),
Keller, WA (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 47.93 N, Longitude: 119.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Distribution of median household income in Electric City, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Electric City, WA in 2019
Electric City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

5.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in Electric City, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Utilities (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (26.2%)
  • Utilities (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.8%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.5%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Electric City, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Plant and system operators (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Plant and system operators (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Electric City, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Electric City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1056% 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 168.3 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 175.5 miles away from Electric City center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 180.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 159.4 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 366.3 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 463.2 miles away from Electric City center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Electric City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Electric City:

  • COULEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 2 miles away; GRAND COULEE, WA)

Airports located in Electric City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Electric City:

  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 70 miles; Wenatchee, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,951)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 74 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 76 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Whitworth University (about 77 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Gonzaga University (about 79 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 80 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Central Washington University (about 96 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Electric City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Dennis Oppenheim - Artist.

Grant 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 town:

2.2 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.5%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Electric City:

Marital status in Electric City, WA
  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

For population 25 years and over in Electric City:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Electric City, WA (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Grant County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

9.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

30.6%
State:

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

15.6%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Electric City:

51.3%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Electric City:

47.4%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.1%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.5%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

55.4%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.4%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Electric City, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 3$13,052$52,2080$0
Financial Administration 3$11,483$45,9321$121
Solid Waste Management 1$4,638$55,6562$2,645
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 7$29,173$50,0114$3,016

Electric City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $460,000 ($459.08)
    General - Other: $390,000 ($389.22)
    Regular Highways: $111,000 ($110.78)
    Financial Administration: $74,000 ($73.85)
    General Public Buildings: $56,000 ($55.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000 ($29.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($17.96)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($15.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($15.97)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($4.99)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($3.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($23.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $320,000 ($319.36)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $220,000 ($219.56)
    Other - Police Protection: $124,000 ($123.75)
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($1.00)
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($1.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($94.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($2.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $333,000 ($332.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $78,000 ($77.84)

Electric City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $753,000 ($751.50)
    Sewerage: $200,000 ($199.60)
    Other: $126,000 ($125.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $33,000 ($32.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $8,000 ($7.98)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($4.99)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($2.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.00)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $475,000 ($474.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($34.93)
    Highways: $23,000 ($22.95)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($12.97)
  • Tax - Property: $131,000 ($130.74)
    Other Selective Sales: $71,000 ($70.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $70,000 ($69.86)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $59,000 ($58.88)
    Motor Vehicle License: $11,000 ($10.98)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,000 ($9.98)
    Other License: $6,000 ($5.99)
    Amusements Sales: $4,000 ($3.99)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($2.00)

Electric City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,543,000 ($2537.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,524,000 ($2518.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000 ($134.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $116,000 ($115.77)

5.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  0.49% ($77,304 average AGI)
from Adams County, WA  0.43% ($41,557)
from Spokane County, WA  0.35% ($35,402)


5.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Spokane County, WA  0.55% ($40,208 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.35% ($29,616)
to Adams County, WA  0.33% ($38,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Electric City:

  • KEYG (1490 AM; 1 kW; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOMW (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Electric City:

  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K219DQ (90.5 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • K220DV (91.9 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWS (90.1 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KZBE (104.3 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K236AE (95.1 FM; TWISP, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZI-FM (93.5 FM; CHELAN, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLR (106.3 FM; TWISP, WA; Owner: VALLEY AIR LLC.)
  • KNCW (92.7 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Electric City:

  • K12FM (Channel 12; FORT STOCKTON, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF MIDLAND-ODESSA, L.L.C.)
  • K08BY (Channel 8; GRAND COULEE, ETC., WA; Owner: GRAND COULEE T.V., INC.)
  • K10FV (Channel 10; GRAND COULEE, ETC., WA; Owner: GRAND COULEE T.V., INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.7mTotal length
  • $1,282,000Total costs
  • 1,202Total average daily traffic
  • 144Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,192Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 19 took place in 2002, and the least - 3 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Electric City, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (70.1%), and Structure Fires (12.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Electric City, WA
    • 8270.1%Outside Fires
    • 1412.0%Structure Fires
    • 1210.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 97.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Electric City, WA
Most common first names in Electric City, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George876.0 years
James770.3 years
John773.8 years
Charles671.5 years
Richard579.2 years
Mary575.6 years
Edward477.0 years
Helen478.2 years
Lillian480.8 years
Margaret472.5 years
Most common last names in Electric City, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith576.4 years
Hopkins385.7 years
Irwin365.4 years
Johnson386.6 years
Hilson377.4 years
Hoy381.3 years
French373.0 years
Neal379.0 years
Perry380.4 years
Taylor383.7 years


Electric City compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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