Baring, Washington

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Baring, Washington
Location of Baring, Washington
Location of Baring, Washington
Coordinates: 47°45′50″N 121°28′34″W / 47.76389°N 121.47611°W / 47.76389; -121.47611Coordinates: 47°45′50″N 121°28′34″W / 47.76389°N 121.47611°W / 47.76389; -121.47611
Country United States
State Washington
County King
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 220
 • Density 139.0/sq mi (53.7/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98224
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-04300[1]
GNIS feature ID 1516134[2]

Baring is a census-designated place (CDP) in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 220 at the 2010 census. It is located on U.S. Highway 2 about 22 miles west of Stevens Pass, along a very flat and straight three-mile section of highway that's been dubbed the Baring Straight since U.S. 2 is otherwise hilly and curvy through the mountains.


Baring is located at 47°45′50″N 121°28′34″W / 47.76389°N 121.47611°W / 47.76389; -121.47611 (47.763755, -121.476079).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (5.62%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 233 people, 105 households, and 59 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 139.0 people per square mile (53.5/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 123.5/sq mi (47.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.56% White, 2.58% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.43% Pacific Islander, and 5.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 105 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 37.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 121.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,875, and the median income for a family was $46,500. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $32,292 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,571. About 6.9% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Baring is a stronghold for the Democratic Party. Baring CDP is located within the Stevens precinct. In the 2004 Presidential election, the Stevens precinct delivered 63% of its vote to John Kerry.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Baring has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Baring". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Baring, Washington