South Bend, Washington

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South Bend, Washington
City
Pacific County Courthouse, South Bend
Pacific County Courthouse, South Bend
Location of South Bend, Washington
Location of South Bend, Washington
Coordinates: 46°39′49″N 123°48′4″W / 46.66361°N 123.80111°W / 46.66361; -123.80111Coordinates: 46°39′49″N 123°48′4″W / 46.66361°N 123.80111°W / 46.66361; -123.80111
Country United States
State Washington
County Pacific
Area[1]
 • Total 2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Land 1.63 sq mi (4.22 km2)
 • Water 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,637
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,609
 • Density 1,004.3/sq mi (387.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98586
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-65625[4]
GNIS feature ID 1509692[5]
Website www.southbend-wa.gov

South Bend is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. It is the county seat[6] of Pacific County. The population was 1,637 as of the 2010 census. The town is widely known for its oysters and scenery.

History[edit]

South Bend was officially incorporated on September 27, 1890. The name of the city comes from its location on the Willapa River.[7] The county seat was relocated from Oysterville to South Bend in 1893. The Pacific County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. The old South Bend Courthouse was the site of the first and only execution carried out in Pacific County, when convicted murderer Lum You was hanged in 1902.

Geography[edit]

South Bend is located at 46°39′49″N 123°48′4″W / 46.66361°N 123.80111°W / 46.66361; -123.80111 (46.663477, -123.801176)[8] on the Willapa river.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.01 square miles (5.21 km2), of which, 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2) is land and 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2) is water.[1]

South Bend is the Oyster Capital of the World.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for South Bend, WA
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 46
(8)
50
(10)
54
(12)
57
(14)
62
(17)
66
(19)
70
(21)
72
(22)
69
(21)
60
(16)
51
(11)
46
(8)
58.6
(14.9)
Average low °F (°C) 32
(0)
33
(1)
35
(2)
37
(3)
42
(6)
47
(8)
50
(10)
50
(10)
45
(7)
39
(4)
36
(2)
33
(1)
39.9
(4.5)
Precipitation inches (mm) 12.05
(306.1)
10.75
(273.1)
9.25
(235)
6.31
(160.3)
4.03
(102.4)
2.84
(72.1)
1.45
(36.8)
1.47
(37.3)
3.24
(82.3)
6.82
(173.2)
12.67
(321.8)
12.76
(324.1)
83.64
(2,124.5)
Source: The Weather Channel[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 711
1910 3,023 325.2%
1920 1,948 −35.6%
1930 1,798 −7.7%
1940 1,771 −1.5%
1950 1,857 4.9%
1960 1,671 −10.0%
1970 1,795 7.4%
1980 1,686 −6.1%
1990 1,551 −8.0%
2000 1,807 16.5%
2010 1,637 −9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,637 people, 684 households, and 414 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,004.3 inhabitants per square mile (387.8 /km2). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 478.5 per square mile (184.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.2% White, 0.2% African American, 3.4% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 13.3% from other races, and 5.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.4% of the population.

There were 684 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 43.9 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,807 people, 702 households, and 471 families residing in the city.

The population density was 999.4 people per square mile (385.5/km²). There were 815 housing units at an average density of 450.7 per square mile (173.9/km²).

The racial makeup of the city was 83.45% White, 9.24% Hispanic or Latino, 4.93% Asian, 3.71% Native American, 0.17% African American, and 0.17% Pacific Islander. 3.76% identified themselves as some other race and 3.82% as two or more races. 17.7% were of German, 11.6% American, 9.1% Irish and 7.7% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

Of the 702 households, 52.3% consisted of married couples living together, 32.9% were non-family households, 29.5% contained children under the age of 18, 26.9% were made up of individuals only, 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, and 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,211, and the median income for a family was $35,221. Males had a median income of $35,069 versus $23,906 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,776. About 12.8% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Washington Place Names Index. Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Monthly Averages for South Bend, WA". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 

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