Census 2010: Washington › Spokane

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Square miles: 60.0 Population per sq. mile: 3,526.2

  • 2010 population: 208,916
  • 2000 population: 195,629
  • Total change: 13,287 (6.8%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 30.0%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 35 years old

Spokane population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native4,1492.0%3,4441.8%20.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1,2100.6%3720.2%225.3%
Other race2,8001.3%1,7270.9%62.1%
Two or more races9,5174.6%6,6173.4%43.8%
*Hispanic origin10,4675.0%5,8573.0%78.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 46,700 (22.4%)

Diversity Index: 47.8%

Ages 18+

Population: 162,223 (77.6%)

Diversity Index: 26.6%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native1,2802.7%2,8721.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander4621.0%7480.5%
Other race9202.0%1,8801.2%
Two or more races4,79010.3%4,7242.9%
*Hispanic origin4,1008.8%6,3723.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population101,853 (48.8%)
Median age33.7
Population107,063 (51.2%)
Median age36.3
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1027,00012.9%13,80013.5%13,20012.3%
10 to 19 years26,70012.8%13,50013.3%13,30012.4%
20 to 29 years36,30017.4%18,00017.7%18,30017.1%
30 to 39 years27,20013.0%13,90013.6%13,30012.4%
40 to 49 years26,40012.6%13,20013.0%13,20012.3%
50 to 59 years27,70013.3%13,30013.1%14,30013.4%
60 to 69 years18,2008.7%8,5508.4%9,6409.0%
70 to 79 years10,3004.9%4,4004.3%5,9005.5%
80 and older9,1404.4%3,1603.1%5,9805.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.0
Households 49,204 (56.4%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.3
Households 38,067 (43.6%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 19,973 22.9% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 13,630 15.6% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 1,857 2.1% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 2,514 2.9% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 4,443 5.1% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 6,787 7.8% ...
Single male living alone 13,248 15.2% n/a
Single female living alone 16,591 19.0% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 8,228 9.4% n/a
Total 87,271 100% n/a
Family households 49,204 56.4% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 22,931 26.3% ...
Non-family households 38,067 43.6% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 19,803 22.7% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.4
Avg. household size2.1
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.3%
Renter-occupied properties8.1%
Overall vacancy rate7.4%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant7,020 7.4%
For rent3,2773.5%
Rented, but unoccupied1340.1%
For sale1,1731.2%
Sold, but unoccupied1820.2%
Seasonal use only4740.5%
Other vacant units1,7801.9%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team