Moses Lake, WA Population

Population: 14,953. Estimated population in July 2020: 16,793 (+12.3% change)
Males: 7,336 (49.1%), Females: 7,617 (50.9%)

Grant County

Zip code: 98837

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $36,467
Median house value: $95,400

Races in Moses Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.0%)
  • Hispanic (25.4%)
  • Other race (15.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.7%), English (10.9%), Irish (8.2%), United States (6.2%), Norwegian (4.0%), French (3.4%).

Elevation: 1060 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Moses Lake

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moses Lake city

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

10.0% Foreign born (6.7% Latin America, 1.5% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,896 (+24.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Moses Lake:

  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (801 EAST WHEELER ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Moses Lake:

  • OTHELLO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; OTHELLO, WA)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; EPHRATA, WA)
  • QUINCY VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 40 miles; QUINCY, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Moses Lake:

  • GRANT CO INTL (about 6 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; Abbreviation: MWH)
  • TRI-CITIES (about 62 miles; PASCO, WA; Abbreviation: PSC)
  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 66 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Abbreviation: EAT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Moses Lake:

  • MOSES LAKE MUNI (about 4 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; Abbreviation: W20)
  • EPHRATA MUNI (about 20 miles; EPHRATA, WA; Abbreviation: EPH)
  • NEW WARDEN (about 20 miles; WARDEN, WA; Abbreviation: 2S4)
Amtrak station:
MOSES LAKE (1819 KITTLESON RD.) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Moses Lake:

  • BIG BEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,378; Location: 7662 CHANUTE ST; Public; Website: WWW.BBCC.CTC.EDU)
  • CHAR-GLO SCHOOL OF BEAUTY (Location: 1418 PIONEER WAY; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moses Lake:

  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 60 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,420)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 96 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,906)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 98 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,812)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 116 miles; PULLMAN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 18,110)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 119 miles; CHENEY, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,852)

Schools

Public high school in Moses Lake:

  • MOSES LAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,790; Location: 803 E. SHARON AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Moses Lake:

  • MOSES LAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 1001 NORTH GRAPE DR.; Grades: KG – 12)
  • DAY STAR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 106; Location: 6378 ARNOLD DRIVE NE; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Moses Lake:

  • CHIEF MOSES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 840; Location: 1111 E NELSON ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FRONTIER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 517 WEST THIRD AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LONGVIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 501; Location: 9783 APPLE ROAD NE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PENINSULA ELEMENTARY (Students: 493; Location: 2406 W. TEXAS STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GARDEN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 458; Location: 707 E NELSON ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LARSON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 412; Location: 700 LINDBERG LANE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KNOLLS VISTA ELEMENTARY (Students: 409; Location: 454 W RIDGE ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MLC/DISCOVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 404; Location: 502 SOUTH C ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LAKEVIEW TERRACE ELEMENTARY (Students: 368; Location: 780 S. CLOVER DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN SECONDARY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 7942 RANDOLPH ROAD N.E.; Grades: 06 – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Moses Lake:

  • MOSES LAKE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 1023 N STRATFORD RD; Grades: 1 – 8)