Yacolt, Washington

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Yacolt
Town
Yacolt, Washington
Location of Yacolt, Washington
Location of Yacolt, Washington
Coordinates: 45°51′56″N 122°24′25″W / 45.86556°N 122.40694°W / 45.86556; -122.40694Coordinates: 45°51′56″N 122°24′25″W / 45.86556°N 122.40694°W / 45.86556; -122.40694
Country United States
State Washington
County Clark
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,566
 • Estimate (2013)[3] 1,633
 • Density 3,132.0/sq mi (1,209.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98675
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-79975
GNIS feature ID 1528335[4]
Website Town of Yacolt

Yacolt /ˈjæklt/ is a town in Clark County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,566 at the 2010 census.[5]

History[edit]

Yacolt is an Indian term meaning "haunted place"[6] or "place of (evil)spirits" another name it was known by was "the valley of lost children". In September 1902 the town, which consisted of only 15 buildings at the time, was nearly destroyed by the Yacolt Burn, the largest fire in state history. Yacolt was officially incorporated on July 31, 1908.

Geography[edit]

Yacolt is located at 45°51′56″N 122°24′25″W / 45.86556°N 122.40694°W / 45.86556; -122.40694 (45.865506, -122.407028).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 435
1920 520 19.5%
1930 295 −43.3%
1940 207 −29.8%
1950 411 98.6%
1960 375 −8.8%
1970 488 30.1%
1980 544 11.5%
1990 600 10.3%
2000 1,055 75.8%
2010 1,566 48.4%
Est. 2013 1,633 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,566 people, 454 households, and 384 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,132.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,209.3/km2). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 968.0 per square mile (373.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.5% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 454 households of which 55.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 15.4% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.45 and the average family size was 3.68.

The median age in the town was 25 years. 38.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 17% were from 45 to 64; and 5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,055 people, 319 households, and 256 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,075.2 people per square mile (798.7/km²). There were 344 housing units at an average density of 676.7 per square mile (260.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.26% White, 0.47% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population. 22.1% were of American, 17.9% German, 8.6% English, 7.0% Norwegian, and 5.2% Irish ancestry.

There were 319 households, out of which 54.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.71.

In the town, the population was spread out with 40.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 13.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,444, and the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $24,306 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,529. About 6.4% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 146. 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. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 19, 2013. 

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