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Welcome to Spokane ...

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

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:

Junior League:

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.

  • Spokane Valley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Cheney
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Airway Heights
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Liberty Lake
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Medical Lake
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Deer Park
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Millwood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
    • Millwood is located in Spokane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,801 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Millwood
  • Hauser
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hauser have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hauser
    • Hauser is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hauser
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hauser <7>
  • Rockford
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Spangle
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)

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>

From that list, the Spokane post office opened in 1891.

We also found Spokane in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Spokane.

The official website for Spokane:

The official website for Spokane County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Spokane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Spokane. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Spokane refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Spokane may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spokane.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spokane - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Spokane). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Spokane or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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