Ritzville, Washington

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Population in 2019: 1,654 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 
Males: 838  (50.7%)
Females: 816  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 99169.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,250 (it was $32,560 in 2000)
Ritzville:

$43,250
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,238 (it was $18,308 in 2000)

Ritzville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $131,715 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Ritzville:

$131,715
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $131,642; detached houses: $138,541; mobile homes: $31,000

Median gross rent in 2019: $803.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ritzville: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.7%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.6% for Black residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 7.5% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ritzville, WA (2019)
    • 1,39680.8%White alone
    • 1599.2%Hispanic
    • 915.3%Two or more races
    • 331.9%Asian alone
    • 271.6%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ritzville, Washington as of June 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ritzville is 557 to 1.


Crime rates in Ritzville by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(57.1)
1
(58.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(170.6)
1
(58.9)
2
(116.6)
1
(59.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.8)
3
(183.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(571.1)
21
(1,225)
16
(930.2)
16
(921.7)
12
(682.2)
20
(1,177)
22
(1,282)
17
(1,013)
15
(892.3)
17
(1,017)
21
(1,263)
41
(2,536)
32
(1,962)
18
(1,094)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(3,312)
54
(3,151)
48
(2,791)
42
(2,419)
51
(2,899)
40
(2,354)
43
(2,506)
45
(2,680)
36
(2,142)
51
(3,052)
77
(4,630)
60
(3,711)
46
(2,820)
38
(2,310)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(175.0)
3
(174.4)
3
(172.8)
4
(227.4)
1
(58.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(119.1)
3
(178.5)
3
(179.5)
5
(300.7)
5
(309.2)
4
(245.2)
1
(60.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.8)
1
(61.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index183.9284.1190.7175.1233.1193.1277.4199.5162.4267.5297.7412.5306.6222.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ritzville, WA

Crime rate in Ritzville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Washington average:

1.44
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Ancestries: German (20.6%), American (18.2%), European (8.9%), English (7.6%), Irish (2.7%), Norwegian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 1825 feet

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,284 people per square mile   (low).

Ritzville, Washington map

76 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

4.4%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,442 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,316 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (59.0 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (180.7 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (902.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Lind, WA (3.9 miles ),
Odessa, WA (4.5 miles ),
Sprague, WA (4.7 miles ),
Lamont, WA (4.8 miles),
Harrington, WA (5.0 miles ),
Washtucna, WA (5.1 miles ),
La Crosse, WA (5.6 miles ),
Hatton, WA (5.7 miles)

Latitude: 47.13 N, Longitude: 118.38 W

Area code: 509

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

5.8%
Washington:

5.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in Ritzville, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.4%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Public administration (10.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Ritzville, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Ritzville, Washington

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Ritzville, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.05. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.05
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Ritzville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1133% 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 194.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 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 305.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 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 197.9 miles away from Ritzville 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 204.6 miles away from Ritzville center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 411.8 miles away from Ritzville center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 186.3 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 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 Adams County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ritzville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ritzville:

  • EAST ADAMS RURAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 903 SOUTH ADAMS)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF RITZVILLE (506 SOUTH JACKSON)

Airports and heliports located in Ritzville:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ritzville:

  • Eastern Washington University (about 45 miles; Cheney, WA; Full-time enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 58 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 60 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 61 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Whitworth University (about 63 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Washington State University (about 64 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 70 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high schools in Ritzville:

  • LIND-RITZVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 209 E WELLSANDT RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • RITZVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 209 E WELLSANDT AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Ritzville:

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Library in Ritzville:

  • RITZVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $124,115; Location: 302 W MAIN; 17,885 books; 464 audio materials; 697 video materials; 11 state licensed databases; 76 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ritzville: Adams County Public Hospital District 2 (A), Adams County Fire District 1 (B), Ritzville Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Burrough's Museum (408 West Main Avenue).

Hotels: Best Western Bronco Inn (105 West Galbreath Way), Best Western of Ritzville (105 West Galbreath Way), LA Quinta Inn (1513 South Smittys Boulevard), Colwell Best Value Inn (Bv) (501 W 1st Ave), Empire Motel (101 West 1st Avenue), Comfort Inn (1513 South Smittys Boulevard).

Courts: Adams County - Superior Court Judge (210 West Broadway Avenue Basement), Adams County - Superior Court Clerk (210 West Broadway Avenue Basement), Ritzville City - District Court (210 West Broadway Avenue Basement).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ritzville and their reported violations in the past:

THOMPSON WELL INC (Serves ID, Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
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: 0.1% of all households
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
51 people in nursing homes in 2000
15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Ritzville (2011 data):

  • Wheatland Bank: Ritzville Branch at 101 E 1st Ave, branch established on 1976/07/01. Info updated 2011/05/09: Bank assets: $274.8 mil, Deposits: $238.6 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Group, Inc.
  • Columbia State Bank: Ritzville Branch at 201 West Main Street, branch established on 1989/12/16. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Ritzville Branch at 101 East Main, branch established on 1935/12/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Ritzville Branch at 108 East First Avenue, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Ritzville:

Marital status in Ritzville, WA
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

For population 25 years and over in Ritzville:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ritzville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ritzville, WA (based on Adams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other2,24810
Evangelical Protestant2,21219
Catholic2,0244
Mainline Protestant1,5279
None10,717-
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: 2
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Adams County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Adams County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Adams County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

10.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.9%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ritzville:

51.3%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ritzville:

47.0%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Ritzville:

28.7
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.1%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.6%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.5%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ritzville, 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
Police Protection - Officers 4$22,515$67,5451$870
Water Supply 3$14,099$56,3960$0
Financial Administration 3$11,216$44,8640$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,555$54,6600$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,261$39,1320$0
Sewerage 1$4,181$50,1720$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$770
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$268
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,530
Totals for Government 13$59,827$55,22513$3,438

Ritzville government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $198,000 ($119.71)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $401,000 ($242.44)
    Water Utilities: $380,000 ($229.75)
    Financial Administration: $270,000 ($163.24)
    Sewerage: $221,000 ($133.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000 ($129.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $199,000 ($120.31)
    Regular Highways: $181,000 ($109.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $65,000 ($39.30)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($26.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($26.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000 ($19.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($12.09)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($3.02)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($2.42)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($1.81)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($1.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $189,000 ($114.27)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $144,000 ($87.06)
    Other - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($19.95)
    Other - Police Protection: $18,000 ($10.88)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($4.23)
    Other - General - Other: $5,000 ($3.02)
    Other - Sewerage: $4,000 ($2.42)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($2.42)
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($22.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($7.86)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($6.65)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($6.05)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($3.63)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($2.42)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.60)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $736,000 ($444.98)

Ritzville government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $615,000 ($371.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $406,000 ($245.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000 ($32.65)
    Other: $29,000 ($17.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($11.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $115,000 ($69.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($5.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $65,000 ($39.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($13.91)
    General Revenue - Other: $16,000 ($9.67)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($3.63)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $709,000 ($428.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $254,000 ($153.57)
    Other: $43,000 ($26.00)
    General Local Government Support: $22,000 ($13.30)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $410,000 ($247.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000 ($224.30)
    Property: $315,000 ($190.45)
    Other Selective Sales: $118,000 ($71.34)
    Other License: $16,000 ($9.67)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,000 ($3.02)

Ritzville government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,622,000 ($4003.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,390,000 ($3863.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $470,000 ($284.16)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,000 ($143.89)
Businesses in Ritzville, WA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1McDonald's1
Circle K1RadioShack1
FedEx1Starbucks1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Strongest AM radio stations in Ritzville:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSN (1470 AM; 5 kW; MOSES LAKE, WA; Owner: KSEM, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ritzville:

  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWLN (103.3 FM; WILSON CREEK, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Ritzville fatal accident list:

May 8, 1985 07:50 PM, Washngtnst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 272ft / 83.2mTotal length
  • $45,113,000Total costs
  • 120,175Total average daily traffic
  • 27,733Total average daily truck traffic
  • 59,913Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ritzville, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 111950-1959
  • 21980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ritzville, WA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ritzville)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ritzville, WA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ritzville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1919Q , Serial Number: 177RG0319, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 04/25/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Bernard L Erickson, 679-B W Rosenoff Rd, Ritzville, WA 99169
  • Aircraft: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP. M20K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3671H , Serial Number: 25-0443, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 09/01/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Erickson Orchards Inc, 679b W Rosenoff Rd, Ritzville, WA 99169
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 737WT , Serial Number: 17269737, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 09/11/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Curtis Hennings, 57 N Marcellus Rd, Ritzville, WA 99169

Most common first names in Ritzville, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3081.6 years
William2574.3 years
Mary2286.5 years
Henry1980.8 years
Anna1886.3 years
Robert1777.4 years
Fred1681.4 years
Walter1482.6 years
Lydia1388.1 years
Helen1381.1 years
Most common last names in Ritzville, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Heimbigner2178.1 years
Miller1677.9 years
Wellsandt1487.7 years
Koch1482.8 years
Schafer1380.2 years
Smith1374.7 years
Thiel1283.3 years
Weber1182.3 years
Oestreich1177.6 years
Telecky1179.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ritzville, WA
  • 67.9%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Electricity
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ritzville, WA
  • 57.6%Electricity
  • 35.1%Utility gas
  • 2.9%No fuel used
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Ritzville compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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