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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    Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that Spokane County will receive $1,583,493 in grant money from the U.S.
    Steeneck is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court on a charge of first-degree theft.
    Rypien was taken to the Spokane County Jail on Sunday afternoon after his arrest near a bank on the north side of the city.
    The median resale price for a home in King County at the end of 2018 was $657,000, compared to $247,000 in Spokane County.
    Like the Rolling Stone piece and many of the other recent broadsides against Shea, the New York Daily News hit piece quotes Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who has become Shea's full-time critic and nemesis.
    Spokane County's cost of living is 14 percent below the Seattle area's and 5 percent below the national average, he said.
    Caption: Friends Barbara and Dave talking it up at Native American Heritage Day, Spokane County Fairgrounds, 19 November 2010.
    Additionally, a Spokane County study showed the reinstatement program resulted in the county receiving payments on fines that were previously designated as "uncollectible".
    Earlier, she failed to appear in Spokane County Superior Court to face charges of second-degree attempted theft and filing a false insurance claim in connection with a diamond ring claim.
    Bossard, 35, was arrested for first-degree murder, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, which ruled the incident a domestic violence homicide.
    The shooting took place shortly after 10:00am local time at Freeman High School in Rockford, Spokane County, in Eastern Washington state, Xinhua news agency reported.
    He was taken into custody by Spokane County police and was put in a juvenile detention center, (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-washington-school-shooting/student-opens-fire-at-washington-state-school-killing-classmate-idUSKCN1BO2FM) reports said.

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