Census 2010: Washington › Moses Lake

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Moses Lake

Square miles: 18.8 Population per sq. mile: 1,292.7

  • 2010 population: 20,366
  • 2000 population: 14,953
  • Total change: 5,413 (36.2%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 53.3%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 32.1 years old

Moses Lake population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native2131.0%1521.0%40.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander280.1%100.1%180.0%
Other race3,04414.9%2,30915.4%31.8%
Two or more races8994.4%4783.2%88.1%
*Hispanic origin6,12330.1%3,80025.4%61.1%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 6,025 (29.6%)

Diversity Index: 73.6%

Ages 18+

Population: 14,341 (70.4%)

Diversity Index: 59.5%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native581.0%1551.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander110.2%170.1%
Other race1,15919.2%1,88513.1%
Two or more races4697.8%4303.0%
*Hispanic origin2,53142.0%3,59225.0%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population10,052 (49.4%)
Median age31
Population10,314 (50.6%)
Median age32.9
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 103,59517.7%1,83918.3%1,75617.0%
10 to 19 years2,98414.7%1,51615.1%1,46814.2%
20 to 29 years3,00314.7%1,52415.2%1,47914.3%
30 to 39 years2,77713.6%1,36613.6%1,41113.7%
40 to 49 years2,33111.4%1,19811.9%1,13311.0%
50 to 59 years2,27511.2%1,14911.4%1,12610.9%
60 to 69 years1,6338.0%7647.6%8698.4%
70 to 79 years9474.6%4084.1%5395.2%
80 and older8214.0%2882.9%5335.2%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.3
Households 4,995 (65.7%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.7
Households 2,605 (34.3%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 1,830 24.1% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 1,690 22.2% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 169 2.2% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 304 4.0% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 364 4.8% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 638 8.4% ...
Single male living alone 995 13.1% n/a
Single female living alone 1,104 14.5% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 506 6.7% n/a
Total 7,600 100% n/a
Family households 4,995 65.7% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 2,632 34.6% ...
Non-family households 2,605 34.3% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 1,819 23.9% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.7
Avg. household size2.6
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.7%
Renter-occupied properties10.9%
Overall vacancy rate9.1%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant765 9.1%
For rent3984.8%
Rented, but unoccupied80.1%
For sale1231.5%
Sold, but unoccupied130.2%
Seasonal use only1221.5%
Other vacant units1011.2%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team