Location of Spokane, Missouri
|• Total||0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)|
|• Land||0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,335 ft (407 m)|
|• Density||210.7/sq mi (81.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0726870|
Spokane is a census-designated place in Christian County, Missouri, United States. The population was 177 at the 2010 census, but is well over 200 as of 2013. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The place was founded in 1893, and named after Spokane, Washington, but it is not pronounced like its namesake; instead, the "a" is long (that is, "spō-kān") and rhymes with "cane". It is hoped that by 2013 Spokane will begin the stages of organizing an incorporated city government.
Public School District
The local school district, Christian County School District #7, is also referred to as the Spokane R-VII School District  officially. However, quite often local residents will refer to it as the Spokane-Highlandville School District, referencing the other major town located within the districts borders.
Commerce & Trade
The local chamber of commerce is the Spokane/Highlandville Chamber of Commerce. The deux-nommés chamber denotes the strong link between Spokane, Missouri and the town of Highlandville, Missouri to the north, thus the two-named chamber of commerce. Spokane has fewer residents and encompasses less area than Highlandville to the north, but is the main location for the local public junior high and high schools, and has more commercial structures and businesses.
Spokane is located at .(36.861839, -93.304152)
As of the census of 2010, there were 177 people, 56 households, and 50 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 210.7 inhabitants per square mile (81.4 /km2). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 76.2 per square mile (29.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.9% White and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 56 households of which 55.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 10.7% were non-families. 8.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 3.28.
The median age in the CDP was 29.3 years. 39% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 13.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the CDP was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 133 people, 38 households, and 34 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 168.4 people per square mile (65.0/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 58.3/sq mi (22.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.74% White and 2.26% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.
There were 38 households out of which 63.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.9% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.9% were non-families. 7.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.50 and the average family size was 3.69.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 42.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $31,786 versus $13,958 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,157. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.
Local Internet Resources
Spokane R-VII School District - 
City of Highlandville - 
Highlandville Saddle Club - 
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