Census 2010: Washington › Ritzville

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Square miles: 1.7 Population per sq. mile: 982.6

  • 2010 population: 1,673
  • 2000 population: 1,736
  • Total change: -63 (-3.6%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 16.3%
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: 48.1 years old

Ritzville population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native130.8%100.6%30.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander00.0%00.0%n/a
Other race402.4%150.9%166.7%
Two or more races281.7%321.8%-12.5%
*Hispanic origin955.7%412.4%131.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 344 (20.6%)

Diversity Index: 31.0%

Ages 18+

Population: 1,329 (79.4%)

Diversity Index: 17.2%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native20.6%110.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander00.0%00.0%
Other race113.2%292.2%
Two or more races154.4%131.0%
*Hispanic origin349.9%614.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population817 (48.8%)
Median age44.7
Population856 (51.2%)
Median age50.4
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1017810.6%10112.4%779.0%
10 to 19 years20412.2%10713.1%9711.3%
20 to 29 years1448.6%789.5%667.7%
30 to 39 years1519.0%769.3%758.8%
40 to 49 years20412.2%9511.6%10912.7%
50 to 59 years26215.7%12815.7%13415.7%
60 to 69 years23113.8%11013.5%12114.1%
70 to 79 years1639.7%708.6%9310.9%
80 and older1368.1%526.4%849.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 2.8
Households 444 (59.1%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.2
Households 307 (40.9%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 249 33.2% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 97 12.9% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 15 2.0% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 18 2.4% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 25 3.3% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 40 5.3% ...
Single male living alone 118 15.7% n/a
Single female living alone 154 20.5% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 35 4.7% n/a
Total 751 100% n/a
Family households 444 59.1% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 155 20.6% ...
Non-family households 307 40.9% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 274 36.5% 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 size2.2
Avg. household size2.1
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties7.1%
Renter-occupied properties10.9%
Overall vacancy rate16.7%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant151 16.7%
For rent273.0%
Rented, but unoccupied10.1%
For sale414.5%
Sold, but unoccupied30.3%
Seasonal use only182.0%
Other vacant units616.8%

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