Kettle Falls, WA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,527. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,588 (+4.0% change)
Males: 747 (48.9%), Females: 780 (51.1%)

Stevens County

Zip code: 99141

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $27,031 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,000 (year 2000)

Races in Kettle Falls:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.9%)
  • American Indian (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (14.8%), United States (13.8%), English (10.3%), Irish (7.6%), Norwegian (6.0%), Swedish (3.6%).

Elevation: 1625 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kettle Falls

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kettle Falls city

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

2.0% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.7% North America, 0.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +187 (+14.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Kettle Falls:

  • MOUNT CARMEL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; COLVILLE, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL OF CHEWELAH (about 33 miles; CHEWELAH, WA)
  • FERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 47 miles; REPUBLIC, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kettle Falls:

  • FAIRCHILD AFB (about 75 miles; SPOKANE, WA; ID: SKA)
  • SPOKANE INTL (about 78 miles; SPOKANE, WA; ID: GEG)
  • COEUR D’ALENE AIR TERM (about 104 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; ID: COE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kettle Falls:

  • COLVILLE MUNI (about 14 miles; COLVILLE, WA; ID: 63S)
  • AVEY FIELD STATE (about 29 miles; LAURIER, WA; ID: 69S)
  • SAND CANYON (about 31 miles; CHEWELAH, WA; ID: 1S9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kettle Falls:

  • SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,284)
  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,860)
  • SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; SPOKANE, WA; FT enrollment: 5,564)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; CHENEY, WA; FT enrollment: 7,852)
  • NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (about 110 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; PULLMAN, WA; FT enrollment: 18,110)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 155 miles; MOSCOW, ID; FT enrollment: 9,823)

Schools

Public high school in Kettle Falls:

  • KETTLE FALLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 1275 JUNIPER ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Kettle Falls:

  • KETTLE FALLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: E 225 8TH ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • KETTLE FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: W 105 11TH; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • KETTLE FALLS HOME LINK (Students: 43; Location: W 105 11TH ST; Grades: KG – 12)

Libraries

Library in Kettle Falls:

  • KETTLE FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,459; Location: 605 MEYERS ST.; 14,183 books; 174 audio materials; 193 video materials; 74 serial subscriptions)