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Spokane Quick Facts

Spokane City Population: 204,400 Residents
Metro Area Population: 450,000 Residents
Elevation: 2,000 feet
Average High Temperature in July: 82.8 °F
Average High Temperature in December: 35.2 °F
Annual Rainfall: 18.8 Inches
Sunny Weather: 174 Days Per Year
Average Relative Humidity: 65%

City was founded as Spokan Falls in 1872.
Currently the second most populous city in Washington.
Largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis.

2004 All-American City

  National Comments About Spokane

"Downtown Spokane is undergoing a renaissance"
– Seattle Magazine

"Downtown Spokane has been energized by new shopping and great restaurants"
– Sunset Magazine

"Downtown Spokane is convenient, hip, great… the lights are bright again"
– Newsweek Magazine

"Downtown Spokane named one of America’s 50 cities that sizzle"
– America’s Restaurant News

"Downtown Spokane is a throbbing hub of activity, wrapped in scenic beauty"
– Outlook Magazine

"Downtown Spokane is one of the nation's 50 hottest places for business relocation”
– Expansion Management

Did you Know?

Spokane, Washington is unique in many ways:

  • It's the sunny side of the state
  • Spokane means "Children of the Sun" in the local native language
  • Founded in 1872 as Spokan Falls
  • Hosted the 1974 World's Fair
  • Created "Bloomsday," the largest timed running race in the nation
  • Hosts "Hoopfest," the planet's largest three-on-three basketball tournament
  • Features the "Hot Zone," free outdoor wireless internet in a 100 block downtown area
  • Childhood home of Bing Crosby
  • Started Father's Day
  • Home to four universities
  • Major medical and heart research center

City References

Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce
801 W Riverside Ave • (509) 624-1393

Visit Spokane
801 W Riverside, Suite 301 • (509) 624-1341
Visitor info: 201 W Main St • 800-248-3230

Spokane Area Economic Development Council
801 W. Riverside Ste. 302 • 1-800-SPOKANE

Downtown Spokane Partnership
211 N Wall St, Suite 300 • (509) 456-0580

Spokane City Hall
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd

Riverfront Park
507 N Howard St • (509) 625-6600

Spokane Convention Center & Opera House
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd • (509) 353-6500

Spokane Event Contacts
Bloomsday Run • (509) 838-1579
Hoopfest • (509) 624-2414
Lilac Festival • (509) 535-4554
Spokane County Interstate Fair • (509) 477-1766
Spokane Art Fest • (509) 456-3931



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