Home / Select Cities  /  Comparing Spokane, WA vs. Portland, OR

Compare Cities:
Spokane, WA to Portland, OR

Change Cities
Spokane, Washington
Portland, Oregon
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Spokane is 53% less densely populated than Portland.
People are 5.3% less likely to be married in Portland.
The Median Age is 1.0 years younger in Spokane.

Metro Areas in OR / WA
Counties in OR / WA
Cities in OR / WA
Zip Codes in OR / WA
PEOPLE
 Spokane, WAPortland, ORUnited States
 Population213,272632,309321,418,820
 Population - 2010206,541566,686308,745,538
 Population - 2000195,629529,121285,036,114
 Population - 1990177,196437,319251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now20.36%44.59%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now9.02%19.50%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,1034,73891
 Land Area691333,531,905
 Water Area112264,837
 Median Age35.436.437.4
 Female Population51.41%50.64%50.81%
 Male Population48.60%49.36%49.19%
 space
 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Spokane, WAPortland, ORUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.88%5.88%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.14%5.43%6.51%
 Age 10 to 145.48%4.65%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.52%2.83%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.59%3.35%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.28%5.73%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.54%19.50%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.05%16.54%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.44%13.00%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.53%6.36%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.61%5.78%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.21%6.19%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.54%3.01%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.21%1.77%1.85%
 space1
 RACE
 Spokane, WAPortland, ORUnited States
 White83.11%71.79%62.77%
 Black2.59%5.92%12.24%
 Asian2.85%7.45%4.95%
 Native American1.54%0.61%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.34%0.51%0.16%
 Other0.09%0.22%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.83%3.87%2.13%
 Hispanic5.66%9.64%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic94.34%90.36%83.10%
 space2
 FAMILY
 Spokane, WAPortland, ORUnited States
 Households87,235252,185116,211,000
 Family Households49,636129,68476,958,100
 Non Family Households37,599122,50139,253,000
 Household Size2.332.332.63
 Married Population45.02%42.62%50.58%
 Single Population54.98%57.38%49.42%
 Now Married43.46%40.84%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.56%1.78%2.17%
 Never Married33.74%40.30%32.55%
 Widowed6.28%4.37%5.95%
 Divorced14.97%12.72%10.92%
 Married, w/children29.57%31.75%31.68%
 Married, no children40.66%41.53%41.44%
 Single, w/children19.49%16.31%16.94%
 Single, no children10.29%10.41%9.95%

View More Data >


 Most Recent Searches On Compare Cities

 Compare CityCompared To This City
 Lynchburg, VirginiaRocky Mount, North CarolinaCompare
 Murrieta, CaliforniaCalimesa, CaliforniaCompare
 Astoria, OregonSalem, OregonCompare
 Elk Grove, CaliforniaGainesville, FloridaCompare
 Reno, NevadaHemet, CaliforniaCompare
 Elgin, TexasBuda, TexasCompare
 Monument, ColoradoBoulder, ColoradoCompare
 Bend, OregonGreenfield Town, MassachusettsCompare
 Lexington, South CarolinaWilmore, KentuckyCompare
 Kingsport, TennesseeSpringfield, MissouriCompare
 Eugene, OregonAlbany, OregonCompare
 Elkins, West VirginiaColumbus, OhioCompare
 Southlake, TexasProsper, TexasCompare
 Sandy, UtahOrlando, FloridaCompare
 Lexington, MassachusettsArlington, MassachusettsCompare
 New Bern, North CarolinaHavelock, North CarolinaCompare
 Brentwood, TennesseeBrentwood, TennesseeCompare
 Madison, WisconsinIndianapolis, IndianaCompare
 St. Louis, MissouriGreenville, South CarolinaCompare
 Sandy, UtahOrlando, FloridaCompare

Bert Suggests test-driving a neighborhood in Spokane with an affordable short term rental.Click here to find the right place on Airbnb.
Or test-driving a neighborhood in Portland with an affordable short term rental.Click here to find the right place on Airbnb.
 COMMENTS
Comments about Spokane

City that needs jobs, less liberals and an identit: Spokane is a city that seems to have lost it's identity. Not a bad place to live or raise kids. Like all areas, it has ghettos and crime in particular areas. Democrats... (read more)

To See All SperlingViews for Spokane Click Here

Comments about Portland

re: Keep Portland Weird - 1/12/2014: This post is a perfect example of the completely upside down PR hype about Portland. The reality on the ground is exactly the opposite of everything written by Jasmyn.... (read more)

To See All SperlingViews for Portland Click Here


Popular Comparisons

SAFEST PLACES TO LIVE
Corvallis, OR
vs. Salem, OR
Compare Now

MOST SCHOOL SPENDING
Riverton, WY
vs. Malone, NY
Compare Now


More Popular Comparisons
HIGHEST POPULATION
New York, NY
vs. Los Angeles, CA
Compare Now

HEALTHIEST RETIREMENT
Seattle, WA
vs. Minneapolis, MN
Compare Now


More Popular Comparisons
BEST COST OF LIVING
Pecos, TX
vs. Lamesa, TX
Compare Now

LONGEST AUTO COMMUTE
Raymondville, TX
vs. Summerville, GA
Compare Now

Join BestPlaces