Uniontown, Washington

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Uniontown, Washington
Town
Location of Uniontown, Washington
Location of Uniontown, Washington
Coordinates: 46°32′21″N 117°5′7″W / 46.53917°N 117.08528°W / 46.53917; -117.08528Coordinates: 46°32′21″N 117°5′7″W / 46.53917°N 117.08528°W / 46.53917; -117.08528
Country United States
State Washington
County Whitman
Area[1]
 • Total 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Land 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,582 ft (787 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 294
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 298
 • Density 316.1/sq mi (122.0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99179
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-73360[4]
GNIS feature ID 1509182[5]
Website uniontown.us

Uniontown is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 294 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Uniontown was first settled in 1878 by Thomas Montgomery.[6] Uniontown was incorporated in 1890.

Geography[edit]

Uniontown is located at 46°32′21″N 117°5′7″W / 46.53917°N 117.08528°W / 46.53917; -117.08528 (46.539098, -117.085331).[7] The elevation is 2582 feet (787 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.41 km2), all of it land.[1]

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, Uniontown has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 279
1900 404 44.8%
1910 426 5.4%
1920 404 −5.2%
1930 360 −10.9%
1940 332 −7.8%
1950 254 −23.5%
1960 242 −4.7%
1970 310 28.1%
1980 286 −7.7%
1990 277 −3.1%
2000 345 24.5%
2010 294 −14.8%
source:[9][10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 294 people, 130 households, and 85 families residing in the town. The population density was 316.1 inhabitants per square mile (122.0 /km2). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 160.2 per square mile (61.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.6% White, 0.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 130 households of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the town was 44.6 years. 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 345 people, 133 households, and 96 families residing in the town. The population density was 380.1 people per square mile (146.4/km²). There were 160 housing units at an average density of 176.3 per square mile (67.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.10% White, 0.58% Asian, 2.32% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.64% of the population.

There were 133 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,042, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $31,607 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,390. About 2.1% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Police[edit]

Uniontown maintains a Part-Time Chief of Police position to provide law enforcement services. When the Chief is off duty or otherwise not available, Whitman County Sheriff's Office handles calls for service and law enforcement in the town. The current Chief is also a full-time police officer in nearby Moscow, ID. In the last decade the former chiefs/officers have all been Moscow Police Department officers looking for additional part-time work with the exception of one officer in 2008-2010, thus bringing experienced officers to the town.

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. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 143. 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. ^ Climate Summary for Uniontown, Washington
  9. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 335.
  10. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Washington 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 

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