Fairchild AFB CDP, Washington
Population 3,092

Overview

Housing
Median Monthly Rent
$1,080
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1983
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$43,000
Poverty Rate
6%
Unemployment Rate
7.9%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
99%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
48%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
11%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
96%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School
Demographics
Children
32%
Under 18
Young Adult Singles
23%
Ages 18-39

The city of Fairchild AFB is a suburb of Spokane, WA. It is home to the Fairchild Air Force Base and Fairchild Air Force Base. Fairchild AFB is located in eastern Washington. While many may refer to it as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). The city of Fairchild AFB is one of 13 cities in Spokane County.

Fairchild AFB, WA is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Fairchild AFB, WA is a part of the Spokane, WA Metro Area.

Housing

1983

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

4.7%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

0.7%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

$1,080

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

47%

Housing Cost Burdened Renters

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

Employment

$42,587

Median Household Income

Household Income

35.3

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

6%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$29,688

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

60%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Fairchild AFB, WA generally make around 5952% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.

7.9%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Fairchild AFB, WA, 18% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

82%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Fairchild AFB, WA, 18% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
88%
15-34 Hours per Week
7%
1-14 Hours per Week
4%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
98%
15-34 Hours per Week
1%
1-14 Hours per Week
1%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
59%
15-34 Hours per Week
26%
1-14 Hours per Week
15%

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
63%
Public transportation
1%
Taxi
0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
12%
Worked at Home
24%

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Leaving for WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Arriving at WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
0.6%
High School Graduate
51.1%
Associate's degree
19.5%
Bachelor's degree
17.7%
Master's degree
9.9%
Professional school degree
1.2%
Doctorate degree
0.0%
99%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

48%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

11%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and only 64% of children in this age range were enrolled in Fairchild AFB, WA.

Enrolled in Public School
93%
Enrolled in Private School
4%
Not Enrolled in School
2%
96%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

3,092

Total Population

Total Population By Age

24%

Children Under 10

8%

Children Ages 10-17

23%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
86%
Single Female Families
4%
Single Male Families
0%
Householder Living Alone
9%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
0%

Race

White
76%
Black
10%
American Indian or Alaskan
7%
Asian
2%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
3%
Two Plus Races
2%
45

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Fairchild AFB, WA are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Fairchild AFB, WA weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at SPOKANE AP.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 74% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 58% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 81% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSWA
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0214570
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0008366
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS9
State FIPS2013 ACS53
Place FIPS2013 ACS22955
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusFairchild AFB CDP
Name2013 ACSFairchild AFB CDP, Washington
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779804
Place ANSI2010 Census02408102
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US5322955
GEOID2013 ACS5322955
Population2010 Census2,776
Population2013 ACS3,092
Housing Units2010 Census858
Housing Units2013 ACS881
Land Area2013 ACS6.5 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS473.5 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[47.588725,-117.691751], [47.643006,-117.623374],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS47.618788548581, -117.64812172747
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusM2
Place Size Code2010 Census12