Moses Lake, Washington Population 2020

25,991
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Moses Lake is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 25,991, it is the 43rd largest city in Washington and the 1472nd largest city in the United States. Moses Lake is currently growing at a rate of 3.96% annually and its population has increased by 27.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,366 in 2010. Spanning over 21 miles, Moses Lake has a population density of 1,453 people per square mile.

The average household income in Moses Lake is $65,652 with a poverty rate of 11.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $894 per month, and the median house value is $162,300. The median age in Moses Lake is 32.1 years, 32.1 years for males, and 32.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males.

Moses Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Moses Lake was:

  • White: 76.39%
  • Other race: 12.10%
  • Two or more races: 6.34%
  • Asian: 2.34%
  • Native American: 1.48%
  • Black or African American: 1.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Moses Lake, Washington is 25,991, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,009.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,366.

Moses Lake, Washington Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020100,3511,5101.50%
201998,8411,5101.53%
201897,3311,5101.55%
201795,8211,3091.37%
201694,5128420.89%
201593,6707020.75%
201492,9681,2191.31%
201391,7494170.45%
201291,3327210.79%
201190,6111,0421.15%
201089,5690.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,31276.39%
Some Other Race2,74212.10%
Two or More Races1,4366.34%
Asian5312.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native3361.48%
Black or African American3061.35%
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Moses Lake Population Pyramid 2020

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Moses Lake Median Age

32.1


Total

32.1


Male

32.1


Female

Moses Lake Adults

There are 16,220 adults, (3,261 of whom are seniors) in Moses Lake.

Moses Lake Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Moses Lake Sex Ratio

Female

12,052

53.18%

Male

10,611

46.82%

Moses Lake Households and Families

Moses Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Moses Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male78.6%21.4%
Married69.7%30.3%
All52.7%47.3%
Female40.8%59.2%
Non Family35.6%64.4%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2452.7252.7
Married3,2803.7669.7
Non Family2,9951.2735.6
Female1,4793.2240.8
Male4913.1378.6

3.43

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

9.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Moses Lake Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7255.33%
9th to 12th Grade1,56711.52%
High School Graduate3,90128.67%
Some College3,25823.94%
Associates Degree1,2579.24%
Bachelors Degree2,03514.95%
Graduate Degree8656.36%
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Moses Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2888,4212,037
Hispanic3,4032,173674
Other Race1,588988135
Multiple Races44333512
Asian304291141
Native American27213236
Black231156

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.38%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,054$46,029$29,181
Less Than High School$29,366$30,131$
High School Grad$31,972$45,549$27,785
Some College$39,181$53,408$28,273
Bachelors Degree$45,952$56,875$35,000
Graduate Degree$68,767$79,208$66,750

$38,054

Average Earnings

$46,029

Average Male

$29,181

Average Female

Moses Lake Language

Moses Lake Language by Age

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Moses Lake Language

74.62% of Moses Lake residents speak only English, while 25.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.02% of the population.

Moses Lake Poverty

Moses Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,2751,51111.38%
Hispanic7,7991,02413.13%
Other2,70253319.73%
Multiple1,43019213.43%
Asian5246712.79%

11.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.92%

Male Poverty Rate

11.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Moses Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Moses Lake is Other, with 19.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Moses Lake is White, with 11.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.81%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.54%
High School11.40%
Some College7.48%
Bachelors or Greater5.09%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed55.36%
Female Employed4.48%
Male Employed4.22%

Moses Lake Income

Moses Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,800$65,652
Families$57,838$70,885
Married Families$72,603-
Non Families$35,275$51,211
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Moses Lake Marital Status

Moses Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Moses Lake Married by Age and Sex

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Moses Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Moses Lake Marital Status by Race

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Moses Lake Veterans

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1,410

Number of Veterans

1,232

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War529
Vietnam380
Second Gulf War215
Korea76
World War II7
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54624
75+282
65 to 74256
55 to 64124
18 to 34124
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2639.96%
Hispanic43310.15%
2 or More6711.92%
Indian4418.64%
Other361.84%

Moses Lake Veterans by Education

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1.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Moses Lake Employment Status

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63.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.27%

Born in Washington

90.03%

Native Born

9.97%

Foreign Born

6.12%

Non Citizen

3.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.03% of Moses Lake residents were born in the United States, with 54.27% having been born in Washington. 6.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,9919913.96%
201925,0009914.13%
201824,0095482.34%
201723,4619914.41%
201622,4706462.96%
201521,8242921.36%
201421,5323631.71%
201321,1691480.70%
201221,0211710.82%
201120,8503541.73%
201020,4965,5433.20%
200014,9533,7182.90%
199011,2356060.56%
198010,6293190.31%
197010,310-989-0.91%
196011,2998,62015.48%
19502,6790.00%