The Sultan post office
Location of Sultan, Washington
|• Mayor||Carolyn Eslick|
|• Total||3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)|
|• Land||3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||108 ft (33 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||4,750|
|• Density||1,476.5/sq mi (570.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1526700|
Sultan is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States, located where the Sultan River flows into the Skykomish. The population was 4,651 at the 2010 census. There is an annual 3-day street fair held in July, known as the 'Sultan Shindig'. Carnival rides, street vendors and logging games are a popular part of the fair.
Sultan was originally settled around 1880, but not officially incorporated until June 28, 1905. Both the Sultan River and the town of Sultan were named by prospectors for the chief of a Snohomish sub-tribe who lived on the Skykomish River in the 1870s. His name as Tsul-tad or Tseul-tud, which was anglicized by the miners into Sultan. For generations Sultan remained a small logging community.
In 1968, the town was visited by more than 20,000 hippies during The Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair, one of the first outdoor rock festivals. The event took place on a farm near town. The lineup included Santana, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Youngbloods, Country Joe and the Fish, It's A Beautiful Day, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Muddy Waters, Buffy St. Marie, John Fahey, guitarist Sandy Bull, Seattle psychedelic band Easy Chair and others. Also on hand was the young comedian Richard Pryor.
Schools within Sultan School District
- Sultan High School
- Sultan Middle School
- Sultan Elementary School
- Gold Bar Elementary School
- Sky Valley Options High School
Sultan is located at (47.866435, -121.809042).
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,651 people, 1,607 households, and 1,142 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,476.5 inhabitants per square mile (570.1/km2). There were 1,752 housing units at an average density of 556.2 per square mile (214.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.2% White, 0.2% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 7.1% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.2% of the population.
There were 1,607 households of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.36.
The median age in the city was 32.3 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32% were from 25 to 44; 21.6% were from 45 to 64; and 7.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.
As of the 2000 census, there were 3,344 people, 1,211 households, and 858 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,121.2 people per square mile (433.3/km²). There were 1,291 housing units at an average density of 432.8 per square mile (167.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.30% White, 0.27% African American, 1.20% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 4.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.78% of the population.
There were 1,211 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the city the age distribution of the population shows 31.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,619, and the median income for a family was $51,038. Males had a median income of $38,924 versus $26,096 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,822. About 4.9% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.
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