Bonney Lake, Washington

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Bonney Lake, Washington
Location of Bonney Lake, Washington
Location of Bonney Lake, Washington
Coordinates: 47°11′13″N 122°10′12″W / 47.18694°N 122.17000°W / 47.18694; -122.17000Coordinates: 47°11′13″N 122°10′12″W / 47.18694°N 122.17000°W / 47.18694; -122.17000
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyPierce
Incorporated (town)February 28, 1949
Founded byKenneth Simmons
Government
 • MayorNeil Johnson[1]
Area
 • Total8.29 sq mi (21.46 km2)
 • Land8.22 sq mi (21.28 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
574 ft (175 m)
Population
 • Total17,374
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
21,148
 • Density2,573.38/sq mi (993.57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98391
Area code(s)253
FIPS code53-07170
GNIS feature ID1512017[5]
Websiteci.bonney-lake.wa.us

Bonney Lake is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 17,374 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bonney Lake was incorporated as a town on February 28, 1949, after the establishment of a co-op venture to bring electricity and tap water service to local residents. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to dis-incorporate the town from 1952 to 1972.[6]

The Sumner Grade Fire, ignited in early September 2020, forced the evacuation of an estimated 2,500 residences.[7]

Geography[edit]

Bonney Lake is located at 47°11′13″N 122°10′12″W / 47.187019°N 122.170035°W / 47.187019; -122.170035 (47.187019, −122.170035).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.01 square miles (20.75 km2), of which, 7.94 square miles (20.56 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950275
1960645134.5%
19702,700318.6%
19805,32897.3%
19907,49440.7%
20009,68729.3%
201017,37479.4%
2019 (est.)21,148[4]21.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2018 Estimate[11]

2010[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 17,374 people living in Bonney Lake. There were 5,989 households and 4,632 families living in the city. The population density was 2,188.2 inhabitants per square mile (844.9/km2). There were 6,394 housing units at an average density of 805.3 per square mile (310.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.6% White, 1.1% African American, .8% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.1% of the population.

There were 5,989 households, of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.7% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% 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 3.20.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,687 people, 3,266 households, and 2,583 families living in the city. The population density was 1,780.9 people per square mile (687.5/km2). There were 3,404 housing units at an average density of 625.8 per square mile (241.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.08% White, 0.60% African American, 1.02% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.08% of the population.

There were 3,266 households, out of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 32.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,282, and the median income for a family was $62,644. Males had a median income of $46,813 versus $31,837 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,371. About 3.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayor's Office Archived 2017-05-28 at the Wayback Machine City of Bonney Lake
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Washington: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019". United States Census Bureau. May 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "History of Bonney Lake". City of Bonney Lake. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Crowe, Michael (September 8, 2020). "'Please leave now:' Level 3 fire evacuations for parts of Bonney Lake". KING 5 News. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  11. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Taylor adds a gold, Claye gets engaged". The Seattle Times. August 17, 2016. p. C4.

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