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Welcome to Spokane ...
The pronunciation of Spokane: spo-KAN<2>
Spokane was established in 1871.
When the people of Spokane refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Spokanite<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Spokane has a population of 221,804 people<4> (see below for details).
The community of Spokane is 1,890 feet [576 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Spokane lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Spokane: (509)
The ZIP code for Spokane: 99202<6>
Websites for Spokane ...
Official Website: www.spokanecity.org/
Junior League: www.jlspokane.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spokane had an population of 221,804 people. This is an increase of 6.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.38% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Spokane had a population of 208,916 people (which is 44.34% of the total population of Spokane County). This makes Spokane the county's most populous community.
The population of Spokane represents 3.11% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 208,916 people, the population of Spokane increased 6.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 195,629 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Spokane.
Communities Also Named Spokane ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Spokane - they are located in Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and South Dakota.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spokane.
Communities near Spokane ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spokane.
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 Spokane. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spokane.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spokane. 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 Spokane.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spokane. Our list includes 75 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Spokane.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spokane ...
Looking for more information about Spokane? 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 Spokane, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spokane.
Adding Spokane to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Spokane in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Spokane was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>
We also found Spokane in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Spokane.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Spokane: www.spokanecity.org/
The official website for Spokane County: www.spokanecounty.org/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Dec 2023