Soap Lake, WA Population

Population: 1,733. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,844 (+6.4% change)
Males: 822 (47.4%), Females: 911 (52.6%)

Grant County

Zip code: 98851

Median resident age: 43.6 years
Median household income: $20,459
Median house value: $74,500

Races in Soap Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.7%)
  • Hispanic (11.8%)
  • Other race (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)
  • Black (0.9%)

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

Ancestries: German (14.7%), Irish (9.8%), United States (9.2%), Ukrainian (7.7%), English (6.9%), Norwegian (4.9%).

Elevation: 1074 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Soap Lake

  • High school or higher: 65.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 18.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Soap Lake city

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

18.1% Foreign born (10.7% Europe, 6.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +606 (+53.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Soap Lake:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Soap Lake:

  • GRANT CO INTL (about 18 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; Abbreviation: MWH)
  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 50 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Abbreviation: EAT)
  • TRI-CITIES (about 83 miles; PASCO, WA; Abbreviation: PSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Soap Lake:

Amtrak station near Soap Lake:

  • 7 miles: EPHRATA (24 ALDER ST. NW). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

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

  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,420)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 82 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 92 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,906)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 121 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,812)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 131 miles; CHENEY, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,852)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 133 miles; PULLMAN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 18,110)

Schools

Public high school in Soap Lake:

  • SMOKIAM ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 120 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Soap Lake:

  • SOAP LAKE MIDDLE & HIGH SCH (Students: 252; Location: 527 2ND AVE SW; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • SOAP LAKE ELEMENTARY (Students: 218; Location: 410 GINKGO ST S; Grades: KG – 05)