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Spangle, Washington
—  Town  —
Location of Spangle, Washington
Coordinates: 47°25′50″N 117°22′37″W / 47.43056°N 117.37694°W / 47.43056; -117.37694
Country United States
State Washington
County Spokane
 - Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 - Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,444 ft (745 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 240
 - Density 625.6/sq mi (241.6/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99031
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-66290[1]
GNIS feature ID 1512681[2]

Spangle is a town in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The population was 240 at the 2000 census. The name is from William Spangle, early pioneer.



Some people believe that Spangle is where Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) died from cancer in 1937, but the place and date of this individual's death remains unresolved.


Spangle is located at 47°25′50″N 117°22′37″W / 47.43056°N 117.37694°W / 47.43056; -117.37694 (47.430641, -117.377083)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Spangle is south of Spokane on US Route 195, an important north-south highway.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 240 people, 99 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 625.6 people per square mile (243.9/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 294.6/sq mi (114.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.33% White, 0.42% Native American, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population.

There were 99 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 112.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,393, and the median income for a family was $40,556. Males had a median income of $31,071 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,128. About 10.3% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Spangle is home to several small businesses including a restaurant, convenient store, saloon, auto service center, community center and a welding/fabrication shop. "The Harvester" is a restaurant located just East of Hwy 195 on the North side of E. Cheney-Spangle Road. The convenient store, also a Conoco gas station, is just South of E. Cheney-Spangle Road. Bill's Service is a car repair shop on 1st and Main. If you proceed North on Main Street you will encounter the saloon, the Spangle Service Club, and Cockle Custom Welding on the left.


Spangle is also notable as the home of Upper Columbia Academy and Liberty High School. Upper Columbia Academy, a boarding high school affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is approximately 2 miles Southeast of Spangle. 5.5 miles East of Upper Columbia Academy is Liberty High School, a rural school serving the communities of Spangle, Plaza, Fairfield, Mount Hope, Latah, and Waverly. It is a "B" school that has a total of around 450 students (K-12).[4]


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