Spokane metropolitan area

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Spokane metropolitan area
Spokane–Spokane Valley
Map of Spokane metropolitan area
A map of the Spokane MSA.
Country United States
State(s) Washington
Largest city Spokane (213,272)
Other cities  - Spokane Valley (94,919)
 - Cheney (11,534)
 - Liberty Lake (8,906)
 - Airway Heights (6,639)
Area
 • Total 5,641.5 sq mi (14,611 km2)
Highest elevation 7,320 ft (2,230 m)
Lowest elevation 1,273 ft (338 m)
Population
 • Total 556,634
 • Rank 98th in the U.S.
 • Density 97/sq mi (37/km2)

The Spokane–Spokane Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of Spokane, Stevens, and Pend Oreille Counties in Washington State, anchored by the city of Spokane and its largest suburb, Spokane Valley. As of 2016 the MSA had a population of 556,634. The Spokane Metropolitan Area and the neighboring Coeur d'Alene metropolitan area, make up the larger Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Combined Statistical Area. The urban areas of the two MSAs largely follow the path of Interstate 90 between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. The Spokane area has suffered from suburbanization and urban sprawl in past decades, despite Washington's use of urban growth boundaries; the city ranks low among major Northwest cities in population density and smart growth.[1]

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50,001 to 200,000 inhabitants[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

As of 2013, there were 535,189 people and 208,513 households residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 86% White, 2% Black, 1% Native, 2% Asian, 0% Islander, and 5% Hispanic.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $47,485. The per capita income for the MSA was $24,559.[2]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,992
1870 2,734 37.2%
1880 5,507 101.4%
1890 41,828 659.5%
1900 68,058 62.7%
1910 164,701 142.0%
1920 169,257 2.8%
1930 176,182 4.1%
1940 191,083 8.5%
1950 247,554 29.6%
1960 303,131 22.5%
1970 310,197 2.3%
1980 379,394 22.3%
1990 401,227 5.8%
2000 469,737 17.1%
2010 527,753 12.4%
Est. 2016 556,634 5.5%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven Northwest Cities: The Smart-Growth Ranking". Sightline Institute. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census Reporter". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-31.