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Time Zone: Spokane County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Spokane is the Seat for Spokane County.

Spokane County was founded in 1879 and was created by taking area from StevensCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Spokane had a population of 468,684 people. This is an increase of 12.14% since the last Census (which gave a population of 417,939 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Spokane represented 7.09% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

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

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
2000417,939The Last Census

More information can be found on the Spokane County Census Page for Spokane County.


Below are some of the communities located in Spokane County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Spokane County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Spokane   203,268195,6293.9% increase  
Cheney   10,8428,83222.76% increase  
Airway Heights   5,5234,50022.73% increase  
Medical Lake   4,8353,75828.66% increase  
Deer Park   3,5493,01717.63% increase  

Websites for Spokane County

Official Website:   www.spokanecounty.org/

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

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