Spokane metropolitan area
Spokane–Spokane Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area
Map of Spokane metropolitan area
A map of the Spokane MSA.
CountryUnited States
State(s)Washington
Largest citySpokane (222,081)
Other cities - Spokane Valley (101,060)
 - Cheney (12,403)
 - Liberty Lake (10,594)
 - Airway Heights (9,200)
Area
 • Total5,641.5 sq mi (14,611 km2)
Highest elevation
7,320 ft (2,230 m)
Lowest elevation
1,273 ft (338 m)
Population
 • Total593,466
 • Rank98th in the U.S.

The Spokane–Spokane Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of Spokane and Stevens counties in Washington state, anchored by the city of Spokane and its largest suburb, Spokane Valley.[1] As of July 1, 2021, the MSA had an estimated population of 593,466.[2] The Spokane Metropolitan Area and the neighboring Coeur d'Alene metropolitan area, make up the larger Spokane–Coeur d'Alene combined statistical area. The urban areas of the two MSAs largely follow the path of Interstate 90 between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. In 2010, the Spokane–Spokane Valley MSA had a gross metropolitan product of $20.413 billion.[3]

Counties

Communities

Spokane metropolitan area map
Spokane metropolitan area map

Over 200,000 inhabitants

50,000 to 199,999 inhabitants

10,000 to 49,999 inhabitants

5,000 to 9,999 inhabitants

1,000 to 4,999 inhabitants

1,000 inhabitants or fewer

Unincorporated places

Demographics

As of 2020, there were 585,784 people and 224,385 households residing within the MSA.[4] The racial makeup of the MSA was 86% White, 2% Black, 1% Native, 2% Asian, 0% Islander, and 5% Hispanic. According to the Association of Religion Data Archives' 2010 Metro Area Membership Report, the denominational affiliations of the Spokane MSA are 64,277 Evangelical Protestant, 682 Black Protestant, 24,826 Mainline Protestant, 754 Orthodox, 66,202 Catholic, 31,674 Other, and 339,338 Unclaimed.[5]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,992
18702,73437.2%
18805,507101.4%
189041,828659.5%
190068,05862.7%
1910164,701142.0%
1920169,2572.8%
1930176,1824.1%
1940191,0838.5%
1950247,55429.6%
1960303,13122.5%
1970310,1972.3%
1980379,39422.3%
1990401,2275.8%
2000469,73717.1%
2010527,75312.4%
2020585,78411.0%
2021 (est.)593,46612.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6][2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Combined Statistical Areas of the United States and Puerto Rico" (PDF). census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b "QuickFacts: Stevens County, Washington; Spokane County, Washington". census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  3. ^ "GDP & Personal Income". United States Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "QuickFacts: Spokane County, Washington; Stevens County, Washington". census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA". Metro-Area Membership Report. The Association of Religion Data Archives, Pennsylvania State University. 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2020.