Brewster, Washington

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Brewster
City of Brewster
The outskirts of Brewster
The outskirts of Brewster
Location of Brewster, Washington
Location of Brewster, Washington
Coordinates: 48°5′55″N 119°46′54″W / 48.09861°N 119.78167°W / 48.09861; -119.78167Coordinates: 48°5′55″N 119°46′54″W / 48.09861°N 119.78167°W / 48.09861; -119.78167
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyOkanogan
Area
 • Total1.51 sq mi (3.90 km2)
 • Land1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water0.35 sq mi (0.92 km2)
Elevation
814 ft (248 m)
Population
 • Total2,370
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
2,364
 • Density2,052.08/sq mi (792.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98812
Area code(s)509
FIPS code53-07835
GNIS feature ID1516938[4]
WebsiteCity of Brewster

Brewster is a city in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,370 at the 2010 census.

History

Brewster was founded in 1896.[5] A post office called Brewster has been in operation since 1898.[6] The city derives its name from John Bruster, a pioneer settler.[7]

Geography

Brewster is located on the confluence of the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2), all of it land.[8] The 30–bed Three Rivers Hospital serves the city as the largest hospital in the county. The radio telescope located in Brewster is the northernmost of ten dishes comprising the Very Long Baseline Array.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910296
192039433.1%
19304134.8%
19404478.2%
195085190.4%
196094010.5%
19701,05912.7%
19801,33726.3%
19901,63322.1%
20002,18934.0%
20102,3708.3%
Est. 20182,364[3]−0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2015 Estimate[10]
An aerial view of Brewster, adjacent to the Columbia River.

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,370 people, 699 households, and 535 families living in the city. The population density was 1,991.6 inhabitants per square mile (769.0/km2). There were 730 housing units at an average density of 613.4 per square mile (236.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 50.8% White, 0.3% African American, 2.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 43.0% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 73.0% of the population.

There were 699 households of which 54.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% 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 3.81.

The median age in the city was 27.6 years. 35.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 17.2% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female. For population 25 years and older, 50.2% have a high school diploma or higher, 8.1% have a bachelor's degree or higher, and 3.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,189 people, 662 households, and 485 families living in the city. The population density was 1,828.0 people per square mile (704.3/km2). There were 739 housing units at an average density of 617.1 per square mile (237.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 54.91% White, 0.37% African American, 2.28% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 38.78% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 59.5% of the population.

There were 662 households out of which 49.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.80.

In the city, the population was spread out with 35.3% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 14.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,556, and the median income for a family was $22,381. Males had a median income of $15,652 versus $16,154 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,555. About 29.1% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.0% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

Sister city

Climate

References

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. June 27, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "Brewster". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 27.
  6. ^ "Okanogan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Unusual names, odd spellings found in Washington". The Spokesman-Review. Dec 24, 1977. pp. A12. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "weather.com". Retrieved November 15, 2011.

External links