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Welcome to Ritzville ...

The city of Ritzville is located in Adams County<1> and is the County Seat for Adams County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ritzville has a population of 1,656 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ritzville.

Ritzville is 1,810 feet [552 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Ritzville: (509)

The ZIP code for Ritzville: 99169<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ritzville had an population of 1,656 people. This is a decrease of 1.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ritzville had a population of 1,673 people (or 8.93% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Ritzville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ritzville represents 0.02% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 172nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,673 people, the population of Ritzville decreased 3.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,736 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ritzville.

Communities near Ritzville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ritzville.

  • Lind [Adams County]
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    • Lind [Adams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ritzville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lind<6>
  • Mohler [Lincoln County]
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    • Mohler [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Ritzville
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  • Odessa [Lincoln County]
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    • Odessa [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Ritzville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odessa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odessa<6>
  • Lamont [Whitman County]
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    • Lamont [Whitman County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the east of Ritzville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamont<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sprague [Lincoln County]
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      • Sprague [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Ritzville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sprague<6>
    • Harrington [Lincoln County]
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      • Harrington [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the north of Ritzville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrington<6>
    • Washtucna [Adams County]
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      • Washtucna [Adams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the south of Ritzville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washtucna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washtucna<6>
    • Hooper [Whitman County]
    • Bluestem [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluestem
      • Bluestem [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ritzville
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    • Cunningham [Adams County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ritzville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ritzville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ritzville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ritzville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ritzville. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ritzville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ritzville ...

Looking for more information about Ritzville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ritzville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ritzville.

Adding Ritzville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ritzville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ritzville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ritzville on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ritzville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ritzville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ritzville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ritzville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ritzville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ritzville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ritzville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RitzvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ritzville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1276, Longitude: -118.3800    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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