About Spokane

Spokane is located in the heart of the Inland Northwest and is the second most populous city in Washington. The Spokane River runs through the city and beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. An array of enjoyable outdoor activities are right out our back door; including ski resorts, white-water rafting, camping areas, hiking trails, lakes, and the Centennial trail.

Spokane has been selected as an All-America City three times in the past 41 years, including in 2015 when it was one of 10 honored throughout the country. The city hosts many great community events, festivals and gatherings, and is home to the Lilac Bloomsday Run, the largest timed road race in the nation, and the largest three-on-three basketball tournament, Hoopfest.

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  • Tree City USA Logo
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Population Demographics

The City of Spokane is home to 230,160 residents in 2022*

  • Median Resident Age: 35.7 Years**
  • Number of Households in Spokane in 2018: 94,748**
  • Average persons per household: 2.33**

*Source: Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, US Census Bureau
**Source: 2021 ACS 1-Year Estimates US Census Bureau

Income and Cost of Living

  • Estimated median household income in 2021: $58,714*
  • Estimated per capita income in 2021: $32,991**
  • Estimated median value of owner-occupied housing units in 2021: $318,200*
  • Median gross rent in 2021: $986*

*Source: 2021 ACS 1-Year Estimates US Census Bureau
**Source: ACS 5-Year Estimates US Census Bureau Quick Facts

Employment and Business

Unemployment in 2021: 5.5%

Source: WA State Employment Security Department

Largest City of Spokane Employers Source: Unity Home Group

  1. State of Washington
  2. Spokane Public Schools
  3. Providence Health Care
  4. Fairchild Air Force Base

Largest Spokane County Employers: Source: Journal of Business 2023 Market Fact Book

  1. Fairchild Air Force Base
  2. Providence Health Care
  3. State of Washington
  4. Spokane Public Schools
  5. Amazon.com, Inc.
  6. MultiCare Health System INW
  7. City of Spokane
  8. Spokane County
  9. Central Valley School District
  10. URM Stores Inc.