Endicott, Washington

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Endicott
Town
Endicott, Washington
Endicott from the north
Endicott from the north
Location of Endicott, Washington
Location of Endicott, Washington
Coordinates: 46°55′44″N 117°41′10″W / 46.92889°N 117.68611°W / 46.92889; -117.68611Coordinates: 46°55′44″N 117°41′10″W / 46.92889°N 117.68611°W / 46.92889; -117.68611
Country United States
State Washington
County Whitman
Incorporated 1905
Government
 • Mayor Dave Bilow
Area[1]
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,732 ft (528 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 289
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 290
 • Density 996.6/sq mi (384.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99125
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-21730
GNIS feature ID 1504757[4]

Endicott is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 289 at the 2010 census.[5]

History[edit]

Endicott was platted in 1882 and named for William Endicott Jr of the Oregon Improvement Company.[6] Endicott was officially incorporated on February 11, 1905.

Population[edit]

The population of Endicott peaked in 1920, and has decreased since. This was caused by improved farm technology, allowing more area to be farmed by the same number of people. The decrease in population has affected the economics of the town: in the 1950s, the town had numerous stores, while in 2011, the town only has one store. The Endicott High School shut down in 1987: the class of 1986 only had one student.[5]

Geography[edit]

Endicott is located at 46°55′44″N 117°41′10″W / 46.928761°N 117.686030°W / 46.928761; -117.686030 (46.928761, -117.686030).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 474
1920 634 33.8%
1930 512 −19.2%
1940 495 −3.3%
1950 397 −19.8%
1960 369 −7.1%
1970 333 −9.8%
1980 290 −12.9%
1990 320 10.3%
2000 621 94.1%
2010 289 −53.5%
Est. 2015 290 [8] 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2015 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 289 people, 141 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 996.6 inhabitants per square mile (384.8/km2). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 569.0 per square mile (219.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.2% White, 3.1% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 141 households of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.4% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the town was 51 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.6% were from 25 to 44; 39.8% were from 45 to 64; and 20.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 621 people, 140 households, and 99 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,150.8 people per square mile (826.8/km2). There were 166 housing units at an average density of 574.9 per square mile (221.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.70% White, 1.93% African American, 0.32% Native American, 8.05% Asian, 2.58% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.31% of the population.

There were 140 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 18.4% under the age of 18, 39.0% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 10.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,594, and the median income for a family was $35,500. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $45,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,571. About 14.6% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.7% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable citizens or past residents[edit]

Former Washington State Governor Mike Lowry went to school at the now defunct Endicott High School.[5]

True Blood actress Mariana Klaveno is from Endicott

Conor "The Pride of Endicott" Kleweno, brother of actress Mariana Klaveno, famed orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Harborview Medical Center

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. 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 July 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b c Broom, Jack (19 March 2011). "A one-store town struggles to keep sense of community". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 2011-03-21. 
  6. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 144. 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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

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