Spokane, WA

215,964 Population
68.7 square miles 3,141.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.0%
was 3.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WA
Population Density
3,141.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.8%
was 50.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.4%
was 6.2%
Ranked 16th Highest in WA
Percent Under 18
23.0%
was 21.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in WA
Percent 65 and Over
14.5%
was 15.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in WA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.4
was 6.6
Ranked 20th Lowest in WA
Percent Living in Poverty
17.7%
was 18.3%
Ranked 15th Lowest in WA
Median Household Income
$43,274
was $44,350
Ranked 16th Highest in WA
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.7
47.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.6
was 5.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
522.3
was 687.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
7,508.8
was 9,321.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
95,944
was 96,337
Ranked 2nd Highest in WA
Median Rent
$825
was $740
Ranked 13th Highest in WA
Total Building Permits
463
was 383
 
Occupied Housing Units
88,076
was 87,867
 
Homeownership Rate
55.4%
was 54.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in WA
Single Family Building Permits
321
was 207
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,395.8
was 1,401.5
Ranked 8th Highest in WA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.7%
was 17.5%
Ranked 3rd Highest in WA
Multifamily Building Permits
142
was 176
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.3
Ranked 16th Highest in WA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.8
was 4.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.2
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.1%
was 98.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in WA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.6%
Ranked 7th Highest in WA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in WA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.7%
was 93.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in WA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.2%
was 30.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in WA

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