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Moses Lake is a city in Grant County.

The community was named after Indian chief

The latitude of Moses Lake is 47.130N. The longitude is -119.276W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,070 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,147.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,467
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Moses Lake demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Neppel
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 63. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Moses Lake received national attention for 1996 school shootings in which two students and a teacher were killed
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Spring Festival - May 24-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Moses Lake web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Moses Lake State Park

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Moses Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98837 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Moses Lake residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Moses Lake ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Moses Lake was $16,644, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Moses Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Moses Lake festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Moses Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $895.


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Libraries in Moses Lake include Moses Lake Community Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Moses Lake include Columbia Basin Herald

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLWS.

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Politics

Grant County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Moses Lake political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Moses Lake workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Moses Lake between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Moses Lake include Ameristay Inn and Suites, Best Value El Rancho Motel, Best Western Hallmark Inn, Heritage Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Inn at Moses Lake, Moses Lake Shilo Inn, Motel 6, Super 8, Travelodge.

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