Cohassett Beach, Washington

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Cohassett Beach, Washington
Location of Cohassett Beach, Washington
Location of Cohassett Beach, Washington
Coordinates: 46°52′10″N 124°6′29″W / 46.86944°N 124.10806°W / 46.86944; -124.10806Coordinates: 46°52′10″N 124°6′29″W / 46.86944°N 124.10806°W / 46.86944; -124.10806
CountryUnited States
CountyGrays Harbor
 • Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
26 ft (8 m)
 • Total722
 • Density489.6/sq mi (189.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code53-13595[1]
GNIS feature ID1852939[2]

Cohassett Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. The population was 722 at the 2010 census.

The community derives its name from Cohasset, Massachusetts.[3]


Cohassett Beach is located at 46°52′10″N 124°6′29″W / 46.86944°N 124.10806°W / 46.86944; -124.10806 (46.869483, -124.108101).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

Cohassett Beach is a historic part of the community of Westport. At the turn of the century, Cohassett Beach was a summer artists retreat and a few of the original homes remain however accretion of the beach to the west has altered the "oceanfront" aspect of that neighborhood. There is currently no physical area defined as Cohassett Beach however there is a new sub-division near the original that is named Cohasset Beach offering oceanfront and view homes. None of the census info listed before applies.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 618 people, 307 households, and 168 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 489.6 people per square mile (189.4/km2). There were 473 housing units at an average density of 374.7/sq mi (144.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.82% White, 0.16% African American, 2.59% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 307 households, out of which 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 16.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,490, and the median income for a family was $35,875. Males had a median income of $42,083 versus $36,938 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,238. About 18.8% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.5% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Cohassett Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 51.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.