Lyman, Washington

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Lyman, Washington
Town
Location of Lyman, Washington
Location of Lyman, Washington
Coordinates: 48°31′31″N 122°3′39″W / 48.52528°N 122.06083°W / 48.52528; -122.06083Coordinates: 48°31′31″N 122°3′39″W / 48.52528°N 122.06083°W / 48.52528; -122.06083
Country United States
State Washington
County Skagit
Area[1]
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (30 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 438
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 442
 • Density 653.7/sq mi (252.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98263
Area code 360
FIPS code 53-40770[4]
GNIS feature ID 1522592[5]
Website townoflyman.com

Lyman is a town in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The population was 438 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Mount VernonAnacortes, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Lyman's first postmaster, B.L. Lyman, named the town for himself.[6] Lyman was officially incorporated on May 8, 1909.

Geography[edit]

Lyman is located at 48°31′31″N 122°3′39″W / 48.52528°N 122.06083°W / 48.52528; -122.06083 (48.525158, -122.060892).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), of which, 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 438 people, 160 households, and 111 families residing in the town. The population density was 653.7 inhabitants per square mile (252.4 /km2). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 256.7 per square mile (99.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.4% White, 1.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 160 households of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 18.8% 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 2.74 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the town was 36.1 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.2% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 409 people, 161 households, and 105 families residing in the town. The population density was 621.2 people per square mile (239.3/km²). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 262.8 per square mile (101.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.60% White, 0.98% African American, 1.47% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 161 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,318, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,014. About 11.3% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.