About Spokane, Washington

Spokane is the second most populated city in the state of Washington and is located in Spokane County. The estimated population for the city is currently 209,525 residents. Spokane also ranked 4th in the United States for metropolitan areas with the highest wages in the health care industry according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Spokane became an incorporated city on November 29, 1881. It was originally known as Spokane Falls and had only 350 residents. In 1889, there was a massive fire that destroyed 32 blocks and the city suffered a huge setback.

Today, Spokane is the major hub for the inland Northwest and is home to many industries such as construction and mining, transportation, manufacturing, real estate, communication and networking utilities.


Spokane is known for its humid continental climate and is a particularly rare climate due to its elevation and significant winter rain. Temperatures vary from a high of 69.5 degrees in July to a low of 27.5 degrees in December.