Spokane County is located in east-central Washington. The County Seat is Spokane and the largest city is Spokane. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.spokanecounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 484,318 and the 2010 census population was 471,221. The land area is 1,763.79 square miles and there are 267.2 persons per square mile.
90% of the population is White, 1.9% is Black or African American, 5% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.7% is two or more races. 92.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $184,700, there are 187,572 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,661, the median household income is $49,233, and 15.4% of the persons in Spokane County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 38,017. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,741,223, and sales per capita were $14,777. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.2%.
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