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The 2000 Census showed that Spokane County had a population of 417,939 people. This represented 7.09% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Spokane had a population of 468,684 people. This is an increase of 12.14% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010471,221+12.75%+0.54% since 2009
2009468,684+12.14%+1.36% since 2008
2008462,408+10.64%+1.36% since 2007
2007456,187+9.15%+2.01% since 2006
2006447,211+7%+1.61% since 2005
2005440,145+5.31%+1.18% since 2004
2004435,011+4.08%+0.96% since 2003
2003430,867+3.09%+0.89% since 2002
2002427,045+2.18%+1% since 2001
2001422,803+1.16%+1.16% since 2000
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2000417,939The Last Census

Spokane County had 175,005 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Spokane County has a total area<3> of 1,780 square miles [4,612 km²]. Of this total, 1,763 square miles [4,567 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.96%) being water (17.09 square miles [44.25 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Spokane County had a population density of 237 people per square mile [91.5 people/km²], making it the state's 8th most densely populated county (out of 39 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Spokane County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Spokane and the state of Washington.

Click here for the Spokane County QuickFact (QF-53063).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Spokane County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
SpokaneQF-5367000203,268195,6293.9%
CheneyQF-531182510,8428,83222.76%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Spokane County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Benewah (ID)QF-16009   SE9,2589,1710.95%
Bonner (ID)QF-16017   NE41,40336,83512.4%
Kootenai (ID)QF-16055   E139,390108,68528.25%
LincolnQF-53043   W10,24810,1840.63%
Pend OreilleQF-53051   N12,94611,73210.35%
StevensQF-53065   NW42,33440,0665.66%
WhitmanQF-53075   S42,68940,7404.78%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Spokane. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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