Spokane County, Washington Population 2020

Spokane County, Washington's estimated population is 505,928 with a growth rate of 1.77% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Spokane County, Washington is the 4th largest county in Washington.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018514,6318,7031.72%
2017505,9288,7851.77%
2016497,1438,3941.72%
2015488,7495,8231.21%
2014482,9264,5580.95%
2013478,3682,9150.61%
2012475,4532,0520.43%
2011473,4011,3120.28%
2010472,089110,72530.64%
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%

How Many People Live in Spokane County, Washington?

505,928

Spokane County, Washington Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White438,83888.14%
Two or More Races23,0934.64%
Asian11,1172.23%
Black or African American8,0091.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,2481.46%
Some Other Race7,0631.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,5070.50%

Spokane County, Washington Population Pyramid 2020

Spokane County, Washington Median Age

37.5


Total

36.1


Male

39


Female

Spokane County, Washington Adults

There are 386,681 adults, (76,680 of whom are seniors) in Spokane County, Washington.

Spokane County, Washington Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Spokane County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

250,969

50.41%

Male

246,906

49.59%

Spokane County, Washington Households and Families

Spokane County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Spokane County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.1%19.9%
All62.6%37.4%
Male51.8%48.2%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Female44.1%55.9%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All198,4892.4362.6
Married94,8623.0880.1
Non Family72,5841.2846.7
Female21,8633.0744.1
Male9,1803.1951.8

2.99

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Spokane County, Washington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,2061.84%
9th to 12th Grade15,0714.46%
High School Graduate79,81023.61%
Some College90,04326.64%
Associates Degree44,22413.08%
Bachelors Degree64,64519.12%
Graduate Degree38,04811.26%

Spokane County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White298,172282,58292,963
Hispanic14,03311,6033,291
Multiple Races9,4818,6222,200
Asian7,5696,0002,772
Black5,0134,539925
Native American4,2423,792533
Other Race3,9813,004769
Islander1,2971,132141

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 36.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,896$43,016$31,509
Less Than High School$22,362$27,721$16,083
High School Grad$29,941$33,547$24,481
Some College$32,601$39,336$28,774
Bachelors Degree$49,234$57,205$40,802
Graduate Degree$64,949$80,915$54,979

$36,896

Average Earnings

$43,016

Average Male

$31,509

Average Female

Spokane County, Washington Language

Spokane County, Washington Language by Age

Spokane County, Washington Language

92.83% of Spokane County, Washington residents speak only English, while 7.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.80% of the population.

Spokane County, Washington Poverty

Spokane County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White412,34953,42912.96%
Hispanic26,1925,91122.57%
Multiple21,9295,02422.91%
Native6,8382,18731.98%
Black7,2802,08928.70%
Other6,5791,89228.76%
Asian10,6191,14410.77%
Islander2,4491,01841.57%

14.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.14%

Male Poverty Rate

14.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spokane County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spokane County, Washington is Islander, with 41.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spokane County, Washington is Asian, with 10.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.47%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.72%
High School15.26%
Some College11.87%
Bachelors or Greater5.13%

Spokane County, Washington Income

Spokane County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,852$73,704
Families$71,291$89,585
Married Families$82,712$102,690
Non Families$31,869$42,409

Spokane County, Washington Marital Status

Spokane County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Spokane County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

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

Spokane County, Washington Veterans

43,351

Number of Veterans

38,933

Male Veterans

4,418

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam15,594
First Gulf War10,775
Second Gulf War9,067
Korea3,054
World War II1,621
Name Veterans % of Total
White40,07311.64%
2 or More1,2339.88%
Hispanic1,1816.59%
Black91515.12%
Indian4468.66%
Asian3303.68%
Other2274.37%
Hawaiian1277.52%

$Spokane County, Washington Veterans by Education

7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spokane County, Washington Employment Status

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Spokane County, Washington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.30%

Born in Washington

94.60%

Native Born

5.40%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.60% of Spokane County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 54.30% having been born in Washington. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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