Spokane, Washington Population 2024

231,132

Spokane is a city located in Spokane County Washington. Spokane has a 2024 population of 231,132. It is also the county seat of Spokane County.Spokane is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 0.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 229,187 in 2020.

The average household income in Spokane is $84,416 with a poverty rate of 14.8%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Spokane is 37 years, 36.2 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Spokane is located in Spokane County, Washington in the United States. Located in eastern Washington about 90 miles south of the Canadian border.

Spokane Diversity and Religion

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 more significant part of the city's demographics. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, many immigrants -- mainly 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 Ukrainians, Russians, and Latinos. Spokane formerly had a large Asian community in Chinatown, which was demolished in the 1970s 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 reasonably steadily over the next 15 years, eventually gaining 22% growth between 2005 and 2030. The city growth over time has seen intense periods of positive growth, followed by decades of slowed growth. After a loss of approximately 6% in the 1970s, growth has returned at an even slower rate. Only time will tell if this city will pick up their previous population growth rates.

Spokane Demographics

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

  • White: 81.97%
  • Two or more races: 8.72%
  • Black or African American: 2.64%
  • Asian: 2.63%
  • Other race: 1.91%
  • Native American: 1.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.89%
Land Area (mi²)
68.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,361.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.85% (1,945)
The current population of Spokane, Washington is 231,132 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 229,187.

Spokane, Washington Population 2024

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Spokane Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White186,82081.97%
Two or more races19,8668.72%
Black or African American6,0062.64%
Asian5,9872.63%
Other race4,3431.91%
Native American2,8821.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2,0180.89%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Spokane Population by Race

Spokane Population Pyramid 2024

Spokane Median Age

37

Total

36.2

Male

37.9

Female

Spokane Adults

There are 181,693 adults, (36,836 of whom are seniors) in Spokane.

Spokane Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Spokane Sex Ratio

Female114,28250.14%
Male113,64049.86%

Spokane Population by Age

Spokane Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All96,0072.357.542.5
Non Family43,8561.334357
Married36,3973.178.821.2
Female11,0943.1145.154.9
Male4,6603.256.843.2
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Spokane Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Spokane Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spokane Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.61%.

Spokane Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,459

Average Earnings

$47,943

Average Male

$39,233

Average Female

Spokane Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spokane Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Spokane Language

91.87% of Spokane residents speak only English, while 8.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.69% of the population.

Spokane Language

Spokane Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White177,45124,14613.61%
Multiple19,3363,23816.75%
Hispanic15,8822,84617.92%
Black5,8611,28021.84%
Other4,0281,04425.92%
Native2,67798136.65%
Asian5,77087215.11%
Islander2,00158329.14%
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14.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.7%

Male Poverty Rate

15.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spokane

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spokane is Native, with 36.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spokane is White, with 13.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.45%.

Spokane Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.88%
High School17.47%
Some College13.81%
Bachelors or Greater5.11%
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Spokane Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed38.43%
Female Unemployed37.36%
Female Employed7.78%
Male Employed5.43%
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Spokane Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spokane Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Spokane Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Spokane Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Spokane Marriage

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

Spokane Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Spokane Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17,237

Number of Veterans

15,077

Male Veterans

2,160

Female Veterans

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Spokane Veterans by War

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Spokane Veterans by Age

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Spokane Veterans by Race

Spokane Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spokane Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Spokane Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Spokane Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Spokane Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.4%

Born in Spokane

94.21%

Native Born

5.79%

Foreign Born

2.79%

Non Citizen

3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.21% of Spokane residents were born in the United States, with 54.4% having been born in Washington. 2.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Spokane Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029233,5624860.21%
2028233,0764860.21%
2027232,5904860.21%
2026232,1044860.21%
2025231,6184860.21%
2024231,1324860.21%
2023230,6464860.21%
2022230,1604860.21%
2021229,6744870.21%
2020229,1877,3833.33%
2019221,8042,5361.16%
2018219,2681,8290.84%
2017217,4392,1410.99%
2016215,2982,6031.22%
2015212,6951,4770.7%
2014211,2181,0870.52%
2013210,1317600.36%
2012209,3712920.14%
2011209,079-458-0.22%
2010209,53713,9087.11%
2000195,62918,43310.4%
1990177,1965,8963.44%
1980171,3007840.46%
1970170,516-11,092-6.11%
1960181,60819,88712.3%
1950161,72139,72032.56%
1940122,0016,4875.62%
1930115,51411,07710.61%
1920104,437350.03%
1910104,40267,554183.33%
190036,84816,92684.96%
189019,922
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Spokane Population by Year