Moses Lake, Washington Population 2021

24,698
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Moses Lake is a city located in Grant County Washington. With a 2020 population of 24,698, it is the 46th largest city in Washington and the 1562nd largest city in the United States . Moses Lake is currently growing at a rate of 1.25% annually and its population has increased by 21.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,366 in 2010. Moses Lake reached it's highest population of 24,698 in 2021. Spanning over 21 miles, Moses Lake has a population density of 1,380 people per square mile.

The average household income in Moses Lake is $67,731 with a poverty rate of 11.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $898 per month, and the median house value is $164,700. The median age in Moses Lake is 32.2 years, 31 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

Moses Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 74.22%
  • Other race: 14.72%
  • Two or more races: 6.52%
  • Asian: 1.99%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Native American: 1.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Moses Lake, Washington is 24,698 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,780.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,366.

Moses Lake, Washington Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202199,8551,0611.06%
202098,7941,0611.07%
201997,7331,0611.09%
201896,6721,3151.36%
201795,3571,1361.19%
201694,2216940.74%
201593,5276300.67%
201492,8971,1961.29%
201391,7014010.44%
201291,3007060.77%
201190,5941,0361.14%
201089,5580.00%

Moses Lake Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,11274.22%
Some Other Race3,39314.72%
Two or More Races1,5046.52%
Asian4581.99%
Black or African American3291.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native2601.13%
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Moses Lake Population by Race

Moses Lake Population Pyramid $2021

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Moses Lake Median Age

32.2


Total

31


Male

33.5


Female

Moses Lake Adults

There are 16,602 adults, (3,225 of whom are seniors) in Moses Lake.

Moses Lake Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Moses Lake Sex Ratio

Female

12,058

52.30%

Male

10,998

47.70%

Moses Lake Population by Age

Moses Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Moses Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89.8%10.2%
Married69.4%30.6%
All55.5%44.5%
Female44.8%55.2%
Non Family42.2%57.8%

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Moses Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1852.7955.5
Married3,1813.8269.4
Non Family2,9671.2742.2
Female1,6553.4244.8
Male3823.389.8

3.52

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Moses Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7795.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,57411.27%
High School Graduate3,98128.50%
Some College3,18622.81%
Associates Degree1,43210.25%
Bachelors Degree2,15715.44%
Graduate Degree8596.15%
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Moses Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Moses Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,2668,3752,054
Hispanic3,8072,465816
Other Race1,7681,131173
2+ Races51541031
Asian28428499
Black214188
Native American20110332

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.86%.

Moses Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,917$44,497$30,009
Less Than 9th Grade$26,324$31,137$21,099
High School Graduate$30,930$41,930$27,188
Some College$38,275$50,361$30,015
Bachelors Degree$49,219$66,667$40,368
Graduate Degree$68,538$91,591$67,174

$37,917

Average Earnings

$44,497

Average Male

$30,009

Average Female

Moses Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Moses Lake Language by Age

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Moses Lake Language

71.39% of Moses Lake residents speak only English, while 28.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.66% of the population.

Moses Lake Language

Moses Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic8,9571,37915.40%
White12,5771,31410.45%
Other3,35458817.53%
Multiple1,49916110.74%
Asian4526414.16%

11.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

11.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Moses Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Moses Lake is Other, with 17.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Moses Lake is White, with 10.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.58%.

Moses Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.24%
High School8.38%
Some College6.35%
Bachelors or Greater6.26%

Moses Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed74.14%
Female Unemployed27.78%
Male Employed5.44%
Female Employed3.89%

Moses Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Moses Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,272$67,731
Families$56,271$73,025
Married Families$78,535-
Non Families$35,341$53,136
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Income by Household Type

Moses Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

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 Marital Status

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1,433

Number of Veterans

1,299

Male Veterans

134

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War543
Vietnam423
Second Gulf War239
Korea44
World War II9

Moses Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54503
65 to 74363
75+274
18 to 34147
55 to 64146

Moses Lake Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,36410.79%
Hispanic3707.42%
Other Race371.54%
Native American1710.06%
2+ Races152.42%

Moses Lake Veterans by Race

Moses Lake Veterans by Education

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2.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Moses Lake Veterans by Education

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Moses Lake Employment by Age

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Moses Lake Employment by Race

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Moses Lake Employment by Education

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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55.73%

Born in Moses Lake

88.33%

Native Born

11.67%

Foreign Born

7.41%

Non Citizen

4.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.33% of Moses Lake residents were born in the United States, with 55.73% having been born in Washington. 7.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Moses Lake Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,6983061.25%
202024,3923061.27%
201924,0863061.29%
201823,7804872.09%
201723,2939324.17%
201622,3616012.76%
201521,7602691.25%
201421,4913521.67%
201321,1391410.67%
201220,9981650.79%
201120,8333471.69%
201020,4865,5333.20%
200014,9533,7182.90%
199011,2356060.56%
198010,6293190.31%
197010,310-989-0.91%
196011,2998,62015.48%
19502,6790.00%

Moses Lake Population by Year