Spokane, Washington is a mid-sized city with just over 213,000 residents. The city's residents, with an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in Washington. Home ownership is more common than renting in Spokane, and 45% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $872 a month, which is $335/month less than the state average.
Spokane has an average commute time of about 22 minutes, faster than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (38%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't used extensively. A small percentage of residents walk to work.
Spokane has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 20% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Spokane residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 21% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Spokane workers take home an average annual income of just under $59,000, less than the average Washington resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).