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Finley, Washington
Finley shown with industrial complexes along Columbia River and orchards in the foreground
Finley shown with industrial complexes along Columbia River and orchards in the foreground
Location of Finley, Washington
Location of Finley, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Benton
 • Total 14.6 sq mi (37.7 km2)
 • Land 11.5 sq mi (29.8 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (7.9 km2)
354 ft (108 m)
 • Total 6,012
 • Density 501.2/sq mi (193.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-23865
GNIS feature ID 1504879

Finley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Benton County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,012 at the 2010 census. It is located to the southeast of the larger city of Kennewick.


A post office called Finley was established in 1906, and remained in operation until 1935. The community was named after George E. Finley, a pioneer settler.


Finley is located at 46°10′32″N 119°3′26″W / 46.17556°N 119.05722°W / 46.17556; -119.05722 (46.175660, -119.057361).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.6 square miles (37.7 km²), of which, 11.5 square miles (29.8 km²) of it is land and 3.0 square miles (7.9 km²) of it (20.88%) is water.


Finley in the foreground - Columbia River in distance - looking northeast - July 2013
Finley, Washington
Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 4,897
2000 5,770 17.8%
2010 6,012 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,770 people, 1,987 households, and 1,585 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 501.2 people per square mile (193.6/km2). There were 2,082 housing units at an average density of 180.8/sq mi (69.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.40% White, 0.03% African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 4.71% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.99% of the population.

There were 1,987 households, out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 29.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,820, and the median income for a family was $47,983. Males had a median income of $41,103 versus $23,818 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,282. About 6.2% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

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