Grand Coulee, Washington

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Grand Coulee, Washington

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Grand Coulee Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Grand Coulee Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 10% Grand Coulee Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Grand Coulee Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Grand Coulee, Washington

Comparing Grand Coulee 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 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 4
Female Share of the Population 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
College Educated Adults 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Affordability of Rents 6 10
Housing Recently Built 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 2
Low Property Crime 1 2

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Grand Coulee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles W of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 99133
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.941
Longitude -119.002

Grand Coulee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 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
Distance 18.6 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
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 58 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 10.8 inches
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Grand Coulee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 897 100%
Male 431 48%
Female 466 52%
Under 18 202 22.5%
18+ 695 77.5%
65+ 212 23.6%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.71
White 729 81.3%
African-American 10 1.1%
Asian 12 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 112 12.5%
Other 25 2.8%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 44 4.9%

Estimated Grand Coulee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 925
Growth 28
Growth % 3.1%

Grand Coulee 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) 26.1%
German 14.9%
US/American 12.6%
Irish 11.7%
English 6.9%
Swedish 3.8%
Norwegian 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Scottish 3.1%
Polish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
French Canadian 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Italian 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
British 1.1%
Finnish 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Welsh 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Grand Coulee 897 $29,375
Almira 302 $34,107
Coulee Dam 1,044 $45,066
Electric City 922 $47,969
Elmer City 267 $38,000
Hartline 134 $35,625
Nespelem 212 $27,500

Grand Coulee Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(509) 633-1753
Emergency Service: Yes

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Grand Coulee High Schools (2004)

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Serves 41 students.

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