Spokane, Washington Population 2018

Spokane is located in Spokane County, Washington in the United States. Located in eastern Washington about 90 miles south of the Canadian border, Spokane has an estimated population of 212,000, which makes it the second-largest city in the state.

The Lilac City has a population density of 3,526 people per square mile (1,361/square mile) in the city proper. The urban area has an estimated population of 390,000 while the larger metropolitan area has a population of 545,000, which ranks 101st in the country. The Spokane-Spokane Valley-Coeur d'Alene Combined Statistical Area (CSA) has a population of 685,000.

Spokane Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the racial composition of Spokane was: 87% White, 2% African American, 2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, and 0.6% Pacific Islander. 1.3% of people were from other races while 4.6% were from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race accounted for 5% of the population.

While Spokane has long been criticized for its lack of diversity, the city is becoming more diverse now that people from former Soviet Union countries are forming a larger part of the city's demographics. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, many immigrants -- particularly Ukrainians and Russians -- made their way to Spokane. In 2000, people of Ukrainian or Russian ancestry accounted for 2% of Spokane County's population.

Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing demographic in the city and they are believed to be the 3rd largest minority group in Spokane County after Ukrainian and Russians and Latinos.

Spokane formerly had a large Asian community in Chinatown, which was demolished in the 1970's due to urban blight.

Spokane, and the Pacific Northwest area as a whole, is part of what is termed the "Unchurched Belt," which refers to the region's low church membership and religious affiliation rates. Out of the population of 212,000 people, there are about 64,000 Evangelical Protestants, 66,000 Catholics, and 25,000 Mainline Protestants. The Spokane Islamic Center became the first mosque in the city in 2009. The city also has at least 3 Jewish congregations, including the Emanu-El congregation, which opened the first synagogue in the state in 1892. Spokane is also home to the Mormon Spokane Washington Temple District and it's the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane.

Spokane Population Growth

Spokane is predicted to grow fairly steadily over the next 15 years, eventually gaining 22% growth between 2005 and 2030.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017217,1081,9940.93%
2016215,1142,8711.35%
2015212,2431,6330.78%
2014210,6108470.40%
2013209,7635040.24%
2012209,2593570.17%
2011208,902-586-0.28%
2010209,48813,8597.08%
2000195,62918,43310.40%
1990177,1965,8963.44%
1980171,3007840.46%
1970170,516-11,092-6.11%
1960181,60819,88712.30%
1950161,72139,72032.56%
1940122,0016,4875.62%
1930115,51411,07710.61%
1920104,437350.03%
1910104,40267,554183.33%
190036,84816,92684.96%
189019,9220.00%

Spokane Population in 2018Source: By Murderbike [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White182,299
Two or More Races10,991
Asian6,418
Black or African American4,936
American Indian and Alaska Native3,625
Some Other Race2,543
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,266

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Spokane Population Pyramid 2018

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Spokane Median Age

35.8


Total

34.5


Male

37.3


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 169,344 adults in Spokane.

Spokane Age Dependency

57

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Spokane Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.5
Houses Without Mortgage
14,827
Houses With Mortgage
33,154
Vacancy Rate
8.9
Median Rent
770
Median Home Value
160,800
Renter-Occupied Units
39,258
Owner-Occupied Units
47,981
Total Housing Units
95,742

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Spokane for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.6% and the labor force participation rate is 60%.

Spokane Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.35
Average Family Size
3.02
Total Households
87239
Married Couple Households
34524
Male Householder (no wife) Families
3731
Female Householder (no husband) Families
10871
Non Family Households
38113
Total Families
49126
Households With Own Children
22394
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
8.1
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Spokane Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
8,365
$10,000 to $14,999
5,904
$15,000 to $24,999
11,176
$25,000 to $34,999
10,411
$35,000 to $49,999
12,864
$50,000 to $74,999
15,376
$75,000 to $99,999
9,858
$100,000 to $149,999
8,302
$150,000 to $199,999
2,800
Over $200,000
2,183

Spokane Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Spokane

Washington

$43,274

$62,848

$59,736

$84,022

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0450.090.1350.18

Spokane Education Data

Spokane Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
3,4592.44%
9th to 12th Grade
8,0575.68%
High School Graduate
35,67225.16%
Some College
37,53326.47%
Associates Degree
16,25111.46%
Bachelors Degree
24,46917.26%
Graduate Degree
16,33411.52%