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1.66% growth
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Median Household Income
9.3% growth
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8.04% growth
Median Property Value
3.55% growth

About the photo: The Bowl & Pitcher at Riverside State Park, Spokane, WA


The economy of Spokane County, WA employs 229,740 people. The economy of Spokane County, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.42; 1.37; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Spokane County, WA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (39,732), Retail trade (28,144), and Educational Services (20,729), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,625), Utilities ($62,835), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,259).

Median household income in Spokane County, WA is $53,043. Males in Spokane County, WA have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,973. The income inequality of Spokane County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Spokane County, WA. In Spokane County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 91 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,423. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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Spokane County, WA is home to a population of 499,072 people, from which 97.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Spokane County, WA is composed of 424,091 White residents (85%), 27,420 Hispanic residents (5.49%), 18,156 Two+ residents (3.64%), 11,579 Asian residents (2.32%), and 8,821 Black residents (1.77%). The most common foreign languages in Spokane County, WA are Spanish (9,807 speakers), Russian (7,683 speakers), and Other Slavic (2,024 speakers), but compared to other places, Spokane County, WA has a relative high number of Russian (7,683 speakers), Other Slavic (2,024 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (1,208 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Spokane County, WA awarded 9,889 degrees. The student population of Spokane County, WA is skewed towards females, with 4,026 male students and 5,863 female students. Most students in Spokane County, WA are White (7,396 and 74.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (695 and 7.03%), Unknown (441 and 4.46%), and Two or more races (387 and 3.91%). The largest universities in Spokane County, WA by number of graduates are Eastern Washington University (2,932 and 29.6%), Gonzaga University (2,246 and 22.7%), and Spokane Community College (1,748 and 17.7%). The most popular majors in Spokane County, WA are General Psychology (288 and 2.91%), General Biological Sciences (262 and 2.65%), and General Business (238 and 2.41%). The median tuition costs in Spokane County, WA are $39,600 for private four year colleges, and $6,110 and $22,502 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spokane County, WA is $201,300, which is 0.98 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $194,400 to $201,300, a 3.55% increase. The homeownership rate of Spokane County, WA is 62.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Spokane County, WA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Spokane County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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