Coulee Dam, Washington

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Coulee Dam, Washington

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High Points

Coulee Dam strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Washington):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Coulee Dam Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Coulee Dam Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Coulee Dam Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Coulee Dam, Washington

Comparing Coulee Dam to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Washington (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Male Share of the Population 6 4
Racial Diversity 5 1
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 6
People Above Poverty 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 4 8
Low Violent Crime 3 3

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Coulee Dam Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles W of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Okanogan
Standard Zip Codes 99116
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.965
Longitude -118.975

Coulee Dam Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 11.1 inches
Station WILBUR
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13 inches
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 10.4 inches
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Coulee Dam Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,044 100%
Male 504 48.3%
Female 540 51.7%
Under 18 239 22.9%
18+ 805 77.1%
65+ 212 20.3%
Median Age 44.5
Average Family Size 2.74
White 674 64.6%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 5 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 304 29.1%
Other 6 0.6%
Mixed Race 52 5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 29 2.8%

Estimated Coulee Dam Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,080
Growth 36
Growth % 3.4%

Coulee Dam Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 40%
German 15.2%
Irish 9%
English 7.1%
US/American 5.8%
Norwegian 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Scottish 2.4%
Polish 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.4%
European 1.3%
Italian 1.2%
Swedish 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Romanian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Coulee Dam, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mason City (99116)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Coulee Dam 1,044 $45,066
Almira 302 $34,107
Electric City 922 $47,969
Elmer City 267 $38,000
Grand Coulee 897 $29,375
Nespelem 212 $27,500
Wilbur 914 $37,431
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Coulee Dam High Schools (2004)

Serves 291 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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