Oakesdale, Washington

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Oakesdale
Town
Oakesdale, Washington
Location of Oakesdale, Washington
Location of Oakesdale, Washington
Coordinates: 47°7′50″N 117°14′40″W / 47.13056°N 117.24444°W / 47.13056; -117.24444Coordinates: 47°7′50″N 117°14′40″W / 47.13056°N 117.24444°W / 47.13056; -117.24444
Country United States
State Washington
County Whitman
Area[1]
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,464 ft (751 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 422
 • Estimate (2013)[3] 429
 • Density 405.8/sq mi (156.7/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99158
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-50325[4]
GNIS feature ID 1507134[5]
Website Town of Oakesdale

Oakesdale is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 422 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Oakesdale was first settled in 1876 by James McCoy.[6] Oakesdale was incorporated in 1890.

Notable natives[edit]

Geography[edit]

Oakesdale is located at 47°7′50″N 117°14′40″W / 47.13056°N 117.24444°W / 47.13056; -117.24444 (47.130573, -117.244359).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 528
1900 928 75.8%
1910 882 −5.0%
1920 816 −7.5%
1930 637 −21.9%
1940 590 −7.4%
1950 576 −2.4%
1960 474 −17.7%
1970 447 −5.7%
1980 444 −0.7%
1990 346 −22.1%
2000 420 21.4%
2010 422 0.5%
Est. 2013 429 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 422 people, 166 households, and 123 families residing in the town. The population density was 405.8 inhabitants per square mile (156.7/km2). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 188.5 per square mile (72.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 166 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.9% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% 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 2.90.

The median age in the town was 44.4 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 420 people, 172 households, and 127 families residing in the town. The population density was 404.2 people per square mile (155.9/km²). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 186.7 per square mile (72.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.33% White, 0.24% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 172 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 25.7% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,094, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $30,714 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,159. About 9.0% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 4.3% 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. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  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. 112. 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. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 24, 2014. 

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