Tokeland, Washington

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tokeland, Washington
CDP
Post office in Tokeland
Post office in Tokeland
Location of Tokeland, Washington
Location of Tokeland, Washington
Coordinates: 46°42′33″N 123°59′16″W / 46.70917°N 123.98778°W / 46.70917; -123.98778Coordinates: 46°42′33″N 123°59′16″W / 46.70917°N 123.98778°W / 46.70917; -123.98778
Country United States
State Washington
County Pacific
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 151
 • Density 379.0/sq mi (146.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98590
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-71680[1]
GNIS feature ID 1512729[2]

Tokeland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pacific County, Washington, United States. The population was 151 at the 2010 census, a sharp decrease from the 194 at the 2000 census.

The town was named after Chief Toke, an Indian chief of the 19th century.[3]

Geography[edit]

Tokeland is located at 46°42′33″N 123°59′16″W / 46.70917°N 123.98778°W / 46.70917; -123.98778 (46.709115, -123.987763).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Tokeland has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 194 people, 89 households, and 50 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 379.0 people per square mile (146.9/km²). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 384.8/sq mi (149.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.21% White, 5.67% Native American, 1.03% Asian, and 3.09% from two or more races. 43.0% were of American, 14.5% Irish, 9.2% French and 5.7% Finnish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 89 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 18.0% from 25 to 44, 34.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,531, and the median income for a family was $30,208. Males had a median income of $14,327 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,170. About 39.0% of families and 49.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 83.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ [1], accessed on 2007-08-15
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Tokeland, Washington