Nespelem, Colville Reservation
It is one of at least 8 settlements located on the Colville Reservation. Only 4 are predominantly Native American. It includes Nespelem Community which should be included as a part of Nespelem. It is the capitol of the Colville Reservation. Nespelem covers an area of 0.2 sq. mi. Nespelem Community covers 23.1 sq. mi. Nespelem is a town. Nespelem Community is a cdp or census designated place. The 2010 census reported a population of 236 for Nespelem. The town has a total of 77 housing units which gives Nespelem an average housing unit size of 3.0 persons per housing unit, which is below normal for the average Native American housing unit size. Nespelem Community has a population of 253 according to the 2010 census. The cdp of Nespelem Community has 80 housing units which gives Nespelem Community an average housing unit size of 2.1. Native Americans make up 78% of Nespelem's population. Whites make up 10%. Mixed bloods and Hispanics make up 10% of the towns population. Native Americans make up 93% of Nespelem Community's population. Whites make up 4% of the cdp's population. Economically the citizens of both Nespelem and Nespelem Community, are doing well. Only 17% of the towns population lives below the poverty line, while only 12% of the cdp's population lives below the poverty line. Elevation is 1,841 feet above sea level. Zip code is 99155. Below are several links to pictures of Nespelem and Nespelem Community, Colville Reservation.