Spangle, Washington

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Spangle, Washington
City
Location of Spangle, Washington
Location of Spangle, Washington
Coordinates: 47°25′50″N 117°22′37″W / 47.43056°N 117.37694°W / 47.43056; -117.37694Coordinates: 47°25′50″N 117°22′37″W / 47.43056°N 117.37694°W / 47.43056; -117.37694
Country United States
State Washington
County Spokane
Area[1]
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,444 ft (745 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 278
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 283
 • Density 772.2/sq mi (298.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99031
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-66290
GNIS feature ID 1512681[4]

Spangle is a city[5][6] in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The population was 278 at the 2010 census. The name is from William Spangle, early pioneer.

History[edit]

Spangle was first settled in 1872 by William Spangle. The townsite was platted in 1879.[7] It was incorporated in 1888.[6]

Some people[who?] believe that Spangle is where Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) died from cancer in 1937, but the place and date of this individual's death remains unresolved.

Geography[edit]

Spangle is located at 47°25′50″N 117°22′37″W / 47.43056°N 117.37694°W / 47.43056; -117.37694 (47.430641, -117.377083).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.[1]

Spangle is south of Spokane along US Route 195, an important north-south highway. The highway used to run through town, however a re-alignment of 195 by-passed it and several other small towns. The old highway is still open between Spangle and Rosalia, 14 miles (23 km) to the south, and offers a nice alternate route.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 36
1890 303 741.7%
1900 331 9.2%
1910 299 −9.7%
1920 291 −2.7%
1930 218 −25.1%
1940 203 −6.9%
1950 242 19.2%
1960 208 −14.0%
1970 179 −13.9%
1980 276 54.2%
1990 229 −17.0%
2000 240 4.8%
2010 278 15.8%
Est. 2013 283 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 278 people, 118 households, and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 772.2 inhabitants per square mile (298.1 /km2). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 350.0 per square mile (135.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 1.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 118 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 240 people, 99 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 625.6 people per square mile (243.9/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 294.6 per square mile (114.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.33% White, 0.42% Native American, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population.

There were 99 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 112.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,393, and the median income for a family was $40,556. Males had a median income of $31,071 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,128. About 10.3% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Spangle is also notable as the home of Upper Columbia Academy and Liberty High School. Upper Columbia Academy, a boarding high school affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is approximately 2 miles southeast of Spangle. 5.5 miles East of Upper Columbia Academy is Liberty High School, a rural school serving the communities of Spangle, Plaza, Fairfield, Mount Hope, Latah, and Waverly. It is a "B" school that has a total of around 450 students (K-12).[10]

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 2014-05-30. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Profile of Spangle". Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ Liberty High School http://www.liberty.wednet.edu/libertydistrict/site/default.asp