Garfield, Washington

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Garfield, Washington

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Garfield Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Garfield Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Garfield Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Garfield Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Garfield Affordability of Property Taxes
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Garfield College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Garfield, Washington

Comparing Garfield 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 5
People Above Poverty 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 10
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 6 10

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Garfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles S of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 246 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Whitman
Standard Zip Codes 99130
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.008
Longitude -117.14

Garfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 45 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Station COLFAX
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 62 F
Annual Precip 20 inches
Distance 42.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 17.1 inches
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Garfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 641 100%
Male 321 50.1%
Female 320 49.9%
Under 18 197 30.7%
18+ 444 69.3%
65+ 104 16.2%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 3.09
White 625 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 11 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Garfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 632
Growth -9
Growth % -1.4%

Garfield 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
German 24.4%
English 17.5%
Irish 12.3%
US/American 11%
Scotch-Irish 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Norwegian 3.2%
Scottish 3.2%
Danish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Polish 1.9%
Italian 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
Swiss 1.1%
Bulgarian 0.9%
Finnish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
European 0.4%
British 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Garfield 641 $41,923
Albion 616 $45,893
Colfax 2,844 $47,589
Farmington 153 $39,063
Oakesdale 420 $42,813
Palouse 1,011 $41,125
Tekoa 826 $36,771
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