Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
558,635
1.54% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.4
0.524% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.9%
6.06% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,656
5.75% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$243,000
9.26% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
256,167
2.69% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA had a population of 559k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $59,656. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA grew from 550,160 to 558,635, a 1.54% increase and its median household income grew from $56,410 to $59,656, a 5.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.42%), White (Hispanic) (3.06%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%).

None of the households in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA are Eastern Washington University (3,098 degrees awarded in 2020), Gonzaga University (2,252 degrees), and Spokane Community College (1,760 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA was $243,000, and the homeownership rate was 64.4%.

Most people in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA was 2 cars per household.

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA borders Coeur d'Alene, ID, Pullman, WA, and Sandpoint, ID.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA is home to a population of 559k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.16% of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA residents were born outside of the country (28.7k people).

In 2020, there were 19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (470k people) in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 17.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2020 Citizenship
97.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.7% of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    470k ± 984
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 1.47k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 1.12k
5.82%
Hispanic Population
32.5k people

In 2020, there were 19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (470k people) in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 17.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.82% of the people in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA are hispanic (32.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.16%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
28.7k people
5.19%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
28.4k people

As of 2018, 5.16% of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA residents (28.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA was 5.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,416 ± 810
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,721 ± 887
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,933 ± 620

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA employs 256k people. The largest industries in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,478 people), Retail Trade (29,905 people), and Educational Services (24,212 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,324), Utilities ($67,333), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,889).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

256k
2020 Value
± 3,957
2.69%
1 Year growth
± 2.04%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA grew at a rate of 2.69%, from 249k employees to 256k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (30,979 people), Sales & Related Occupations (26,082 people), and Management Occupations (25,619 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

256k
2020 Value
± 3,957
2.69%
1 Year growth
± 2.04%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA grew at a rate of 2.69%, from 249k employees to 256k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,478 people), Retail Trade (29,905 people), and Educational Services (24,212 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, though some of these residents may live in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,760
Median earning men ± $1,167
$32,201
Median earning women ± $532

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($67,813), Information ($54,491), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,183).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($51,689), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,690), and Construction ($37,469).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,924
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,641
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 3,101
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $6.27M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $3.61M
    Manufacturing
  3. $2.57M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA awarded 9,705 degrees. The student population of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 14,062 male students and 20,602 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA are White (6,669 and 71.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (916 and 9.77%), Unknown (593 and 6.32%), and Two or More Races (529 and 5.64%).

The largest universities in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Washington University (3,098 and 31.9%), Gonzaga University (2,252 and 23.2%), and Spokane Community College (1,760 and 18.1%).

The most popular majors in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,045 and 10.8%), General Business (415 and 4.28%), and General Business Administration & Management (342 and 3.52%).

The median tuition costs in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA are $45,050 for private four year colleges, and $2,947 and $3,772 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 34,664 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 34,664 students enrolled in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,281 records, of which 60.1% were women and 39.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 265 degree-majors awarded
  2. 229 degree-majors awarded
  3. 326 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA was General Psychology with 265 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,098 degrees awarded
  2. 2,252 degrees awarded
  3. 1,760 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Washington University with 3,098 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,082 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, which is 0.726 times less than the 5,623 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,669 degrees mean that there were 7.28 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 916 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($45,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,030) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,134) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA was $243,000 in 2020, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $222,400 to $243,000, a 9.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA is 64.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA is $59,656. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA was King County, WA with a value of $99,158, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $89,273 and $78,969.

Property

$243,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,664
$144,426
Median Property Taxes
±$2,645

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.4%
Homeownership
2020
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.4% of the housing units in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA was King County, WA with a value of $99,158, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $89,273 and $78,969.

The following map shows all of the counties in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,656
Median Household Income
± $823
224k
Number of Households
± 3,584

In 2020, the median household income of the 224k households in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA grew to $59,656 from the previous year's value of $56,410.

The following chart displays the households in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.39%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.95%)

In 2020, 76.2% of workers in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.39%) and those who worked at home (7.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (70.1k out of 543k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.7% of the population of Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.83% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 251 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1,183 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.29%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
21.4%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
2.83%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA declined by 2.2% from 5.41% to 5.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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