Census 2010: Washington › West Richland

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West Richland

Square miles: 22.1 Population per sq. mile: 538.9

  • 2010 population: 11,811
  • 2000 population: 8,385
  • Total change: 3,426 (40.9%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 25.6%
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: 35.4 years old

West Richland population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native1361.2%420.5%223.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander230.2%20.0%1050.0%
Other race2862.4%1561.9%83.3%
Two or more races3763.2%1872.2%101.1%
*Hispanic origin8447.1%4054.8%108.4%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 3,494 (29.6%)

Diversity Index: 39.4%

Ages 18+

Population: 8,317 (70.4%)

Diversity Index: 24.3%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native591.7%770.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander60.2%170.2%
Other race1032.9%1832.2%
Two or more races2126.1%1642.0%
*Hispanic origin37910.8%4655.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population5,968 (50.5%)
Median age34.6
Population5,843 (49.5%)
Median age36.2
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 101,87415.9%98416.5%89015.2%
10 to 19 years1,92016.3%1,02517.2%89515.3%
20 to 29 years1,24110.5%60510.1%63610.9%
30 to 39 years1,58613.4%76712.9%81914.0%
40 to 49 years1,90116.1%93215.6%96916.6%
50 to 59 years1,74814.8%88614.8%86214.8%
60 to 69 years9428.0%4878.2%4557.8%
70 to 79 years4183.5%2003.4%2183.7%
80 and older1811.5%821.4%991.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.2
Households 3,253 (78.5%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.9
Households 892 (21.5%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 1,378 33.2% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 1,346 32.5% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 63 1.5% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 105 2.5% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 142 3.4% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 219 5.3% ...
Single male living alone 381 9.2% n/a
Single female living alone 322 7.8% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 189 4.6% n/a
Total 4,145 100% n/a
Family households 3,253 78.5% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 1,670 40.3% ...
Non-family households 892 21.5% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 698 16.8% 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 size2.9
Avg. household size2.8
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties0.8%
Renter-occupied properties3.6%
Overall vacancy rate3.6%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant153 3.6%
For rent200.5%
Rented, but unoccupied30.1%
For sale310.7%
Sold, but unoccupied220.5%
Seasonal use only200.5%
Other vacant units571.3%

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