|Motto: Small Town. Real Life.|
|• Total||2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)|
|• Land||2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||89 ft (27 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||7,183|
|• Density||2,710.5/sq mi (1,046.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|Area code(s)||425 844|
|GNIS feature ID||1512165|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||8|
|FIPS code and GNIS feature ID come from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Geological Survey.|
The area that became known as Duvall was historically the home of the Snoqualmie and other ancestral Tulalip Native American tribes. Following their relocation under the Treaty of Point Elliott, the area was homesteaded by veterans of the Civil War. The center of present-day town was located on a hillside homesteaded by Francis and James Duvall, loggers who arrived in 1871.
An early milestone in the settlement of Duvall proper was the relocation of the town of Cherry Valley. Around 1909, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad agreed to move Cherry Valley homes and businesses to Duvall in order to continue the construction of a railroad line along the Snoqualmie River. The newly relocated town, briefly named Cosgrove after Samuel G. Cosgrove, underwent a real estate boom; streets and sidewalks were laid and a train depot was constructed. This was followed by construction of a movie house, a drug store, a new schoolhouse, and several hotels. By 1911, the Duvall Citizen began publishing regular editions of news events.
On April 28, 1968, nearly 3,000 fans attended a rock concert at a farm in Duvall where an upright piano was dropped from a helicopter. Performances included Country Joe and the Fish. This concert is well-known to locals as the Piano Drop. This event inspired the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair which occurred later that year.
The town of Duvall has experienced a great amount of construction during the period of 2008-2009 with the aim of making the one-road town center more accessible and presentable to tourists.
Every spring/summer there is a festival held titled "Duvall Days", also known as Coe's Day. The event is typically marked by a parade (which was cancelled in 2002 due to complaints regarding noise and/or littering, then later reinstated by citizen request), street side vendors, live entertainment, and many games and activities for children. The day kicks off with the Duvall Fun Run that includes both a 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer race.
The day after Duvall Days is the day of the pancake breakfast, which is hosted by the town fire department and provides a breakfast of ham, eggs and pancakes.
Over the last ten years, certain aspects of the event have been banned each year. An example of this would be potato guns and silly string, both now officially banned from sale by vendors during the event. Although some aspects have been banned over the years, the event continues to grow in popularity.
Duvall is located at (47.734149, -121.975493).
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,695 people, 2,224 households, and 1,816 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,710.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,046.5 /km2). There were 2,315 housing units at an average density of 937.2 per square mile (361.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.7% of the population.
There were 2,224 households of which 52.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.3% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.33.
The median age in the city was 34.4 years. 33.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 4.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
Surrounding cities and communities
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- About Duvall from the city's official website
- Duvall Newspaper Index from the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
- Walt Crowley, Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 110-112, 255.
- Duvall Days ~ June 4, 2005
- Fun Runs
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved July 9, 2013.
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