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Dishman, Washington
Location of Dishman, Washington
Location of Dishman, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Spokane
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,985 ft (605 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 10,031
 • Density 2,969.7/sq mi (1,146.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code 53-17985
GNIS feature ID 1512151

Dishman is a former census-designated place (CDP) in Spokane County, Washington, United States. Founded by A.T. Dishman, who operated a nearby rock quarry, its population was 10,031 at the 2000 census. Dishman has been part of Spokane Valley since 2003.

Geography

Dishman is located at 47°39′24″N 117°16′40″W / 47.65667°N 117.27778°W / 47.65667; -117.27778 (47.656544, -117.277809).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,031 people, 4,151 households, and 2,565 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,969.7 people per square mile (1,145.9/km²). There were 4,408 housing units at an average density of 1,305.0/sq mi (503.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.93% White, 0.81% African American, 1.81% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

There were 4,151 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 24.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,512, and the median income for a family was $40,085. Males had a median income of $30,929 versus $23,388 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,721. About 10.4% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

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