Spokane is a relatively large city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 229,071 people and 75 constituent neighborhoods, Spokane is the second largest community in Washington.
Also of interest is that Spokane has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.57% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Spokane, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Spokane is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Spokane a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The overall education level of Spokane citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.43% of adults in Spokane have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Spokane in 2018 was $32,991, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,964 for a family of four. However, Spokane contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spokane is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Spokane home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spokane residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Spokane include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Spokane is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.