Spokane County, Washington Population 2021

Spokane County, Washington's estimated population is 541,188 with a growth rate of 1.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Spokane County, Washington is the 5th largest county in Washington. The 2010 Population was 472,081 and has seen a growth of 14.64% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021541,1889,1951.73%
2020531,9939,1951.76%
2019522,7989,1951.79%
2018513,6037,9801.58%
2017505,6238,7341.76%
2016496,8898,2791.69%
2015488,6105,7531.19%
2014482,8574,5250.95%
2013478,3322,8850.61%
2012475,4472,0110.42%
2011473,4361,3550.29%
2010472,081110,71730.64%
1990361,36419,5295.71%
1980341,83554,34818.90%
1970287,4879,1543.29%
1960278,33356,77225.62%
1950221,56156,90934.56%
1940164,65214,1759.42%
1930150,4779,1886.50%
1920141,2891,8851.35%
1910139,40481,862142.26%
190057,54220,05553.50%
189037,48733,225779.56%
18804,2620.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.73%
County Website
Founded
January 29, 1858 and October 30, 1879
County Seat
2010 Population
472,081
Growth (since 2010)
14.64%
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Spokane County, Washington Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White443,79187.79%
Two or More Races24,2124.79%
Asian11,5532.29%
Black or African American8,4441.67%
Some Other Race7,8891.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,8171.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,7990.55%
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Spokane County, Washington Population by Race

Spokane County, Washington Population Pyramid 2021

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Spokane County, Washington Median Age

37.6


Total

36.2


Male

39


Female

Spokane County, Washington Adults

There are 393,177 adults, (79,841 of whom are seniors) in Spokane County, Washington.

Spokane County, Washington Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Spokane County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

254,783

50.40%

Male

250,722

49.60%

Spokane County, Washington Population by Age

Spokane County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Spokane County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All62.4%37.6%
Male54%46%
Non Family45.8%54.2%
Female45.5%54.5%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Spokane County, Washington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All202,8112.4162.4
Married95,9713.0780
Non Family75,2131.345.8
Female21,8373.0645.5
Male9,7903.1254

2.97

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Spokane County, Washington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,9241.72%
9th to 12th Grade15,3624.45%
High School Graduate80,19223.24%
Some College92,12326.70%
Associates Degree45,27913.12%
Bachelors Degree67,05319.43%
Graduate Degree39,11211.34%
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Spokane County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spokane County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White303,182287,33895,671
Hispanic14,95012,7663,663
Multiple Races10,0359,1932,337
Asian7,9236,2683,180
Black5,2864,780904
Other Race4,3823,465907
Native American4,3353,923598
Islander1,4651,339122

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.14%.

Spokane County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,980$43,448$32,333
Less Than High School$24,756$28,979$20,459
High School Grad$30,783$34,920$25,895
Some College$34,308$40,450$30,377
Bachelors Degree$48,992$58,555$40,844
Graduate Degree$66,654$82,598$57,614

$37,980

Average Earnings

$43,448

Average Male

$32,333

Average Female

Spokane County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spokane County, Washington Language by Age

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Spokane County, Washington Language

92.64% of Spokane County, Washington residents speak only English, while 7.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.70% of the population.

Spokane County, Washington Language

Spokane County, Washington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White417,32951,66312.38%
Hispanic27,4165,77821.08%
Multiple22,9764,82721.01%
Other7,3841,90325.77%
Native6,2901,73927.65%
Black7,7691,70821.98%
Islander2,7351,30147.57%
Asian10,9461,10710.11%

13.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.56%

Male Poverty Rate

13.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spokane County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spokane County, Washington is Islander, with 47.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spokane County, Washington is Asian, with 10.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.72%.

Spokane County, Washington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.11%
High School14.89%
Some College11.40%
Bachelors or Greater4.82%

Spokane County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.57%
Male Unemployed32.72%
Female Employed7.37%
Male Employed6.33%

Spokane County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spokane County, Washington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,904$76,487
Families$73,838$92,975
Married Families$84,911$106,475
Non Families$33,412$44,540
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Income by Household Type

Spokane County, Washington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Spokane County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

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Spokane County, Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Spokane County, Washington Marital Status by Race

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Spokane County, Washington Marital Status

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43,294

Number of Veterans

38,979

Male Veterans

4,315

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam15,949
First Gulf War11,031
Second Gulf War9,328
Korea2,798
World War II1,086

Spokane County, Washington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5411,403
65 to 7410,847
75+8,534
55 to 648,369
18 to 344,141

Spokane County, Washington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White40,07211.49%
2 or More1,2739.62%
Hispanic1,0385.51%
Black83613.16%
Indian4979.76%
Asian3373.62%
Other1843.15%
Hawaiian955.19%

Spokane County, Washington Veterans by Race

Spokane County, Washington Veterans by Education

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7.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spokane County, Washington Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Spokane County, Washington Employment by Age

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Spokane County, Washington Employment by Race

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Spokane County, Washington 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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53.94%

Born in Washington

94.59%

Native Born

5.41%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

3.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.59% of Spokane County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 53.94% having been born in Washington. 2.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Spokane County, Washington Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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