Everson, Washington

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Everson, Washington
City
Bethany Chapel in Everson
Bethany Chapel in Everson
Location of Everson, Washington
Location of Everson, Washington
Coordinates: 48°55′3″N 122°20′56″W / 48.91750°N 122.34889°W / 48.91750; -122.34889Coordinates: 48°55′3″N 122°20′56″W / 48.91750°N 122.34889°W / 48.91750; -122.34889
Country United States
State Washington
County Whatcom
Area[1]
 • Total 1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Land 1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,481
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 2,553
 • Density 2,000.8/sq mi (772.5/km2)
  Demonym: Eversonian
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98247, 98276
Area code 360
FIPS code 53-22745
GNIS feature ID 1504794[4]
Website www.ci.everson.wa.us

Everson is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,481 at the 2010 census.

Everson and the nearby city of Nooksack lie near the foothills of the Cascade mountains in Northwest Washington. Located on the banks of the Nooksack River, the businesses support the surrounding farms and logging industries. The valley is heavily influenced by Dutch settlers who established dairy farms on the fertile flood prone land. Fruit orchards and berry fields also play an important part of the town's economy.

The town's small business district provides all the basic services. There are restaurants, a pharmacy and groceries, auto-repair, and agricultural supply stores. The City Park is located a 1/2 block south off the W. Main St. and Riverside Park is on the banks of the Nooksack River featuring picnic tables and ball fields.

Throughout the year, the area hosts small festivals in town or in the surrounding area, including a summer festival and harvest festival.

Everson, Nooksack and Sumas are part of the Nooksack Valley School District. Nooksack Valley High School is in Everson.

History[edit]

Everson was named for a local pioneer, Ever Everson.[5] Everson was officially incorporated on May 4, 1929.

Geography[edit]

Everson is located at 48°55′3″N 122°20′56″W / 48.91750°N 122.34889°W / 48.91750; -122.34889 (48.917421, -122.348779).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), of which, 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 295
1940 292 −1.0%
1950 345 18.2%
1960 431 24.9%
1970 633 46.9%
1980 898 41.9%
1990 1,490 65.9%
2000 2,035 36.6%
2010 2,481 21.9%
Est. 2013 2,553 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,481 people, 819 households, and 619 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,000.8 inhabitants per square mile (772.5/km2). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 696.8 per square mile (269.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.3% White, 0.3% African American, 2.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 16.6% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.9% of the population.

There were 819 households of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.46.

The median age in the city was 29.8 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 20.1% were from 45 to 64; and 8.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,035 people, 684 households, and 525 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,661.6 people per square mile (644.0/km²). There were 727 housing units at an average density of 593.6 per square mile (230.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.06% White, 0.54% African American, 2.16% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 8.01% from other races, and 3.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.33% of the population.

There were 684 households out of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 34.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,313, and the median income for a family was $40,568. Males had a median income of $33,942 versus $20,547 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,700. About 14.3% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Merging[edit]

In February 2009 there was talk of merging Everson and Nooksack into a single city with a combined population of 3,819 (2010 census). On March 4, 2009, the Bellingham Herald reported a meeting of the Everson City Council to discuss such a merger, which was compared to the merger of four towns to form Bellingham in 1903.[8] Names for the proposed new city include "Nooksack Valley".[9]

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