Spokane County

Spokane County, Washington

1116 W Broadway Ave
Spokane, WA 99260
Phone: (509) 477-2265
Fax: (509) 477-2274

On central eastern border of WA; organized Jan 29, 1864 (prior to statehood) from Stevens County (an earlier Spokane County was merged with Stevens County in 1863). It is the only WA county with township governments in each township. Name Origin: For the Spokane Indians, or for the city or river also named for the tribe. The meaning of the name is uncertain; possibly 'sun people' or 'children of the sun', or the name may be from Chief Illum Spokane, whose village was at the base of what became known as Spokane Falls

Area (sq mi):: 1780.72 (land 1763.64; water 17.09) Population per square mile: 249.90
Population 2005: 440,706 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 5.40%; 1990-2000 15.70% Population 2000: 417,939 (White 89.80%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 1.90%; Other 5.20%). Foreign born: 4.50%. Median age: 35.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,233; median household $37,308; Population below poverty level: 12.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,010-$27,218
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Spokane County seat (196,721)
  • Spokane Valley (81,189)
  • Cheney (10,076)

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    Barthelmess' library experience includes 11 years at the Spokane County Library District, three years at the Austin Public Library District in Austin, Texas, and most recently, six years teaching future librarians at the Graduate School of Library Information Science at Dominican University in Illinois.
    Smoky conditions grounded helicopters and airplanes that had been fighting the fires, and air quality was rated as unhealthy for some people in Spokane County, which has nearly 500,000 residents.
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    At a recent City Council meeting, City Administrator Katy Allen provided the governing board with an update on continuing discussions with Spokane County over the future of local garbage disposal.

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