Spokane, Washington Population 2022

233,003
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Spokane is a city located in Spokane County Washington. It is also the county seat of Spokane County. With a 2020 population of 233,003, it is the 2nd largest city in Washington and the 101st largest city in the United States. Spokane is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually and its population has increased by 1.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 228,989 in 2020. Spanning over 69 miles, Spokane has a population density of 3,389 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spokane is $68,877 with a poverty rate of 16.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Spokane is 36.2 years, 34.8 years for males, and 37.8 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 Spokanewas:

  • White: 83.74%
  • Two or more races: 6.80%
  • Asian: 2.74%
  • Black or African American: 2.40%
  • Other race: 1.80%
  • Native American: 1.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.95%
The current population of Spokane, Washington is 233,003 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 228,989.

Spokane, Washington Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Spokane Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Spokane Population by Race

Spokane Population Pyramid 2022

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Spokane Median Age

36.3


Total

35


Male

37.9


Female

Spokane Adults

There are 172,878 adults, (34,359 of whom are seniors) in Spokane.

Spokane Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Spokane Sex Ratio

Female

111,709

50.97%

Male

107,476

49.03%

Spokane Population by Age

Spokane Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Spokane Household Types

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Spokane Households and Families

2.92

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Spokane Households by Type

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Spokane Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spokane Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.12%.

Spokane Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,206

Average Earnings

$40,169

Average Male

$33,054

Average Female

Spokane Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spokane Language by Age

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Spokane Language

91.89% of Spokane residents speak only English, while 8.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.59% of the population.

Spokane Language

Spokane Poverty by Race

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16.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.73%

Male Poverty Rate

17.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spokane

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spokane is Islander, with 44.89% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.42%.

Spokane Poverty

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Spokane Poverty Rate by Education

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Spokane Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spokane Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Spokane Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Spokane Married by Age and Sex

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Spokane Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Spokane Marital Status by Race

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Spokane Marital Status

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16,669

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Spokane Veterans by War

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Spokane Veterans by Age

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Spokane Veterans by Race

Spokane Veterans by Education

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9.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spokane Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Spokane Employment by Age

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Spokane Employment by Race

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Spokane 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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53.96%

Born in Spokane

94.07%

Native Born

5.93%

Foreign Born

2.94%

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.07% of Spokane residents were born in the United States, with 53.96% having been born in Washington. 2.94% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Spokane Population by Year