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Census Data

This page contains Population and Housing data from both the 1990 Census and the 2000 Census at the TRACT level only. Because some of the tract boundaries changed between the two counts, no comparison should be made between 1990 and 2000 Census data. Comparisons can be made between the 1980 and 1990 tract information. The additional links will take you to more detailed information off-site.

2000 Census Population and Housing by Tract

This page contains Population and Housing Units data from the 2000 Census. An interactive map divides the county into 9 geographical subareas. Choose a subarea; when you move the mouse over the tract, the numbers will be displayed.

Population and Housing Summary by County Subarea

To view a map of a specific subarea, click on the desired area in the 'Subarea' column.

Summary of Population and Housing by County Subarea

Subarea 2000 Population 2000 Housing *
North Metro 31,956 15,215 estimated
West Metro 4,445 2,016 estimated
South Metro 9,645 4,655 estimated
East Valley Metro 23,580 9,246
West Valley Metro 79,747 33,912
North Rural 29,393 10,945
West Rural 32,046 10,799
South Rural 11,897 4,953 estimated
City of Spokane 195,285 87,941
TOTAL 417,939 175,005

* Block data for Housing Units has not been provided to the County yet. Because of split tracts between subareas, we are unable to give accurate numbers of housing units until block data is available.

1990 Census Summary of Change

This page contains Population and Housing Units data from the 1990 and 1980 Censuses. The table shows the change in numbers as well as the percentage change during the ten years between 1980 and 1990.

Summary of Change by County Subarea 1980-1990

This page displays the amount of change that took place in the County over a ten-year period. It shows the percent of change for both population and housing.

Subarea 1980 Pop. 1990 Pop. Change % Change 1980 Housing 1990 Housing Change % Change
North Metro 27,107 28,471 1,364 5.0 9,123 10,499 1,376 15.1
West Metro 4,384 4,473 89 2.0 1,627 1,668 41 2.5
South Metro 5,557 6,673 1,116 20.1 1,844 2,343 499 27.1
East Valley 14,473 16,974 2,501 17.3 5,207 6,211 1,004 19.3
West Valley 67,263 69,954 2,691 4.0 26,088 28,381 2,293 8.8
North Rural 17,142 20,709 3,567 20.8 6,364 8,070 1,706 26.8
West Rural 25,014 26,265 1,251 5.0 7,869 9,019 1,150 14.6
South Rural 9,595 10,649 1,054 11.0 3,510 4,039 529 15.1

1993-2003 OFM Population Projections

The Washington State Office of Financial Management annually produces a forecast of population trends for each of the Counties. During the development of the new Comprehensive Plan, these figures were used in determining where potential growth would occur.

Population of Cities, Towns, and the County OFM Report 1995-2007

City/Town 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Spokane County 401,200 417,939 422,400 425,600 428,600 432,000 436,300 443,800 451,200
Unincorporated 191,406 199,0019 202,710 201,453 119,844 120,726 121,848 123,411 126,887
Incorporated 209,794 218,920 219,690 224,147 308,756 311,724 314,452 320,389 324,313
Airway Heights 2,910 4,500 4,490 4,565 4,590 4,590 4,640 4,840 5,030
Cheney 8,240 8,832 9,200 9,305 9,470 9,855 10,070 10,130 10,210
Deer Park 2,750 3,017 3,035 3,045 3,055 3,045 3,100 3,135 3,235
Fairfield 630 494 591 590 586 576+ 589+ 629+ 627+
Latah 225 202 205 200 194 204* 212* 207* 192*
Liberty Lake n/a n/a n/a 4,480@ 4,640 4,950 5,255 5,805 6,580
Medical Lake 3,650 3,815 3,877 3,885 4,215 4,120 4,350 4,510 4,695
Millwood 1,705 1,649 1,650 1,655 1,655 1,645 1,645 1,645 1,665
Rockford 525 413 509 500 533 511+ 484+ 488+ 504+
Spangle 250 240 295 290 275 297+ 269+ 275+ 275+
Spokane(City) 188,800 195,629 195,700 195,500 197,400 197,400 198,700 201,600 202,900
Spokane (Val) n/a n/a n/a n/a 82,005@ 83,950 85,010 87,000 88,280
Waverly 109 129* 138* 132* 138* 131* 128* 125* 120*

 

Liberty Lake, Spokane County, incorporated on August 31, 2001. Spokane Valley, Spokane County, incorporated on March 31, 2003. The county and municipal populations shown for 2000 are, with a few exceptions, the 2000 federal census Public Law 94-171 counts. Some 2000 counts may differ from the federal census.

* - State Certified Special Census.
+ - Informal population count. Does not meet criteria for a special census.
$ - Indicates a correction to the federal 2000 census count and/or a revised state estimate.
@ - Incorporation Base. First Office of Financial Management April 1 estimate after incorporation. 

Population Projections Graph

OFM graph projecting population growth through 2005