Wilbur, Washington

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Wilbur, Washington

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Wilbur Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Wilbur Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Wilbur Short Commute Times
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 14% Wilbur Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Wilbur, Washington

Comparing Wilbur 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
Female Share of the Population 7 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
People Living Alone 6 6
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 6 9

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Wilbur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles W of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 99185
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.758
Longitude -118.704

Wilbur Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WILBUR
Distance 1.2 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 19.9 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
Station ODESSA
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 52 to 86 F
Oct Temp 33 to 63 F
Annual Precip 10.8 inches
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Wilbur Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 914 100%
Male 432 47.3%
Female 482 52.7%
Under 18 214 23.4%
18+ 700 76.6%
65+ 197 21.6%
Median Age 46.3
Average Family Size 2.83
White 882 96.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.2%
Other 5 0.5%
Mixed Race 13 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.8%

Estimated Wilbur Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 901
Growth -13
Growth % -1.4%

Wilbur 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 29.3%
English 11.4%
US/American 9.1%
Irish 7.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
Norwegian 7.7%
Italian 5.5%
Scottish 2.9%
Swedish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
French Canadian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Russian 1.5%
Danish 1.4%
Czech 1.1%
Welsh 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
Austrian 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
British 0.5%
Finnish 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wilbur 914 $37,431
Almira 302 $34,107
Coulee Dam 1,044 $45,066
Creston 232 $33,250
Electric City 922 $47,969
Grand Coulee 897 $29,375
Hartline 134 $35,625
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Wilbur High Schools (2004)

Serves 129 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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