Vader, Washington

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Vader, Washington
City
Location of Vader, Washington
Location of Vader, Washington
Coordinates: 46°24′5″N 122°57′29″W / 46.40139°N 122.95806°W / 46.40139; -122.95806Coordinates: 46°24′5″N 122°57′29″W / 46.40139°N 122.95806°W / 46.40139; -122.95806
Country United States
State Washington
County Lewis
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 161 ft (49 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 621
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 614
 • Density 667.7/sq mi (257.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98593
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-73780
GNIS feature ID 1512755[4]

Vader is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 621 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Vader was originally named Little Falls and incorporated as such on January 12, 1906. The name was changed to Sopenah by the Northern Pacific Railway because there was already a Little Falls on their rail lines, Little Falls, Minnesota. The townspeople did not like the new name and petitioned the state legislature to change it to Toronto. A dispute then arose which was resolved by a compromise agreement to name the town after a German resident named Vader. The town name was changed to Vader by the legislature on March 25, 1913. Mr. Vader later moved to Florida.[5]

Geography[edit]

Vader is located at 46°24′5″N 122°57′29″W / 46.40139°N 122.95806°W / 46.40139; -122.95806 (46.401425, -122.958090).[6]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 631
1920 500 −20.8%
1930 465 −7.0%
1940 479 3.0%
1950 426 −11.1%
1960 380 −10.8%
1970 387 1.8%
1980 406 4.9%
1990 414 2.0%
2000 590 42.5%
2010 621 5.3%
Est. 2013 614 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 621 people, 228 households, and 157 families residing in the city. The population density was 667.7 inhabitants per square mile (257.8/km2). There were 258 housing units at an average density of 277.4 per square mile (107.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.9% White, 2.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 7.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 228 households of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 41.4 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 590 people, 208 households, and 151 families residing in the city. The population density was 654.4 people per square mile (253.1/km²). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 255.1 per square mile (98.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.56% White, 0.34% Native American, 1.86% from other races, and 4.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.61% of the population. 16.2% were of German, 12.5% American, 10.7% Irish, 9.5% English and 5.3% Swedish ancestry.

There were 208 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,750, and the median income for a family was $32,188. Males had a median income of $35,139 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,481. About 21.9% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Vader is the only of nine incorporated areas in Lewis County to vote for Democrat John F. Kerry in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election. The Vader precinct was one of only two in the county (the other in an unincorporated area) to vote for Kerry. The results were as follows:

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 2014-05-28. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Vader". Washington Place Names database. Tacoma Public Library. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved May 28, 2014.