Banks Lake South, Washington

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Banks Lake South, Washington
Location of Banks Lake South in Washington
Location of Banks Lake South in Washington
Coordinates: 47°37′49″N 119°16′30″W / 47.63028°N 119.27500°W / 47.63028; -119.27500Coordinates: 47°37′49″N 119°16′30″W / 47.63028°N 119.27500°W / 47.63028; -119.27500
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
 • Land2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
1,634 ft (498 m)
 • Total174
 • Density71/sq mi (27.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code53-04125[1]
GNIS feature ID1852937[2]

Banks Lake South is a census-designated place (CDP) in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 174 at the 2010 census.[3]


Banks Lake South is located in northern Grant County at 47°37′49″N 119°16′30″W / 47.63028°N 119.27500°W / 47.63028; -119.27500 (47.630298, -119.274900),[4] adjacent to the eastern border of Coulee City. It is on the east side of Banks Lake near its southern end, part of the Upper Grand Coulee valley.

U.S. Route 2 passes through the CDP, leading east 30 miles (48 km) to Wilbur and west 68 miles (109 km) to Wenatchee. Spokane is 94 miles (151 km) to the east via US 2. Washington State Route 155 leads northeast from Banks Lake 25 miles (40 km) to the city of Grand Coulee near the Grand Coulee Dam.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Banks Lake South CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.3 km2) are land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), or 16.06%, are water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 160 people, 75 households, and 53 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 65.7 people per square mile (25.3/km2). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 35.3/sq mi (13.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.38% White, and 0.62% from two or more races.

There were 75 households, out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.57.

In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 16.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 41.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,588. About 4.3% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.8% of those 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Banks Lake South Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Banks Lake South CDP, Washington". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2017.[dead link]
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.