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Overview

Introduction to Moses Lake, Washington

Moses Lake, Washington, in Grant county, is 63 miles N of Kennewick, Washington (center to center) and 146 miles E of Seattle, Washington.

Moses Lake History

Moses Lake was originally known as Neppel. It was later renamed in honor of Chief Moses, chief of the Native Americans called Sinkiuse-Columbia, who had inhabited the area before the arrival of the white settlers. Chief Moses was arrested for the 1878 murder of a white couple whose bodies were found near Rattlesnake Springs. He was tried for murder but found innocent. After he was freed, Chief Moses met with President Rutherford B. Hayes and surrendered control of Columbia basin to the United States Government. The area was then opened up for homesteading. The earliest white settlers were mostly farmers.

Moses Lake and nearby Attractions

  • Centennial Theatre
  • Farmers Market
  • Highlander Greens Golf & Practice Centre
  • Moses Lake Family Aquatic Center
  • Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
  • Municipal Ice Skating Rink

Things To Do In Moses Lake

Moses Lake offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, sight-seeing, sports, and aquatic activities. The Surf ‘n Slide Waterpark has an Olympic-size swimming pool, diving boards, a 300-foot lazy river, a couple of 200-foot water slides, and a FlowRider surfing stimulator. Memorial Day Weekend is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show.

Moses Lake Transportation

Grant County International Airport is nearby.

Moses Lake Higher Education

Higher education facilities are available at Big Bend Community College. Also, Columbia Basin College and Wenatchee Valley College are other institutions in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,038
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+9,433
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,504
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,924

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,475
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$901
Median House Value$149,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.8%
English7.1%
Irish5.7%
French Except Basque4.1%
Norwegian3.2%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.8%
Ukrainian1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Italian1.4%
Russian1.2%
Polish0.8%
Canadian0.7%
African0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Basque0.2%
Greek0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
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Moses Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grant County
Standard Zip Codes98837
Phone Area Codes509
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.19
Approximate Longitude-119.3

Moses Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationEPHRATA AP
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip7.6 inches
StationOTHELLO 6 ESE
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp54 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip8.4 inches
StationCONNELL 1 W
Distance37.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp55 to 89 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip8.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ephrata7,956$64,635
Othello7,797$53,093
Royal City1,587$30,893
Soap Lake1,539$45,195
Warden2,740$47,188
Wilson Creek256$47,188

Moses Lake Hospitals

Samaritan Healthcare
(Government - District/authority)
801 E. Wheeler Rd
(509) 765-5606

Moses Lake Public Schools

Chief Moses Middle School
1111 E Nelson Road
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2661
Middle
Total Enrollment 882
Columbia Basin Secondary School
7942 Randolph Road N.e.
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2667
Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center
900 E Yonezawa Blvd
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2650
High
Total Enrollment 71
Endeavor Middle School
6527 Patton Blvd
ZIP: 98837
(360) 725-6000
Middle
Total Enrollment 262
Frontier Middle School
517 West Third Avenue
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2662
Middle
Total Enrollment 685
Garden Heights Elementary
707 E Nelson Road
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2651
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Knolls Vista Elementary
454 W Ridge Road
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2652
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Lakeview Terrace Elementary
780 S. Clover Drive
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2653
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Larson Heights Elementary
700 Lindberg Lane
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2655
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Longview Elementary
9783 Apple Road Ne
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2656
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Midway Elementary
502 South C St
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2657
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Moses Lake High School
803 E. Sharon Ave.
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2666
High
Total Enrollment 2383
North Elementary
1200 West Craig Street
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2654
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Park Orchard Elementary School
417 N Paxson Drive
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2699
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Peninsula Elementary
2406 W. Texas Street
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2658
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Sage Point Elementary School
4000 Peninsula Drive
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-2650
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Skill Source Learning Center
309 E. 5th Ave.
ZIP: 98837
(509) 766-6300
High
Total Enrollment 55
Wsd Columbia Basin J.c.
6739 24th Avenue North East
ZIP: 98837
(509) 258-4535
High
Total Enrollment 34

Moses Lake Private Schools

Crestview Christian School & Brite Beginnings
1601 W Valley Rd
ZIP: 98837
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
Moses Lake Christian Academy
1475 Nelson Rd Ne Ste A
ZIP: 98837
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 208
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