Income/capita 15%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 2%
Income per capita$25,362$32,999$29,829
Median household income$43,274$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,690$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,808$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$31,150$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$23,983$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level19.7%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Spokane is 15% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Spokane is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Spokane is 2% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Spokane is 30% higher than the national average

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      Spokane median earnings by income bracket

      Spokane employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.0%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector11.3%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.3%5.5%
      Wholesale & retail services17.7%13.5%
      Public administration4.2%5.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%1.6%
      Education, health & social services15.2%38.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Green Bluff, WA685$74,31834%
      Rockford, WA364$61,40611%
      Town and Country, WA5,048$60,76810%
      Mead, WA7,044$56,1281%
      Millwood, WA1,655$54,0002%
      Spokane, WA212,078$43,27422%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oakville, ON212,353n/a 
      Birmingham, AL212,424$32,40441%
      Des Moines, IA212,859$48,08813%
      Rochester, NY210,291$31,68443%
      San Bernardino, CA214,581$38,45630%
      Spokane, WA212,078$43,27422%
      Source: The Spokane, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).