Lebam, Washington

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Lebam, Washington
CDP
Location of Lebam, Washington
Location of Lebam, Washington
Coordinates: 46°33′42″N 123°33′7″W / 46.56167°N 123.55194°W / 46.56167; -123.55194Coordinates: 46°33′42″N 123°33′7″W / 46.56167°N 123.55194°W / 46.56167; -123.55194
Country United States
State Washington
County Pacific
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 184 ft (56 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 160
 • Density 120.2/sq mi (46.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98554
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-38880[1]
GNIS feature ID 1512384[2]

Lebam is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pacific County, Washington, United States. The population was 160 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Lebam was originally called Half Moon Creek.[3] The town was later named Lebam, the reversed spelling of early settler J.W. Goodell's daughter's name, Mabel.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Lebam is located at 46°33′42″N 123°33′7″W / 46.56167°N 123.55194°W / 46.56167; -123.55194 (46.561634, -123.551923).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 176 people, 77 households, and 43 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 120.2 people per square mile (46.5/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 56.0/sq mi (21.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.09% White, 6.82% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 4.55% from other races, and 3.41% from two or more races. 25.4% were of German, 9.2% Polish, 9.2% Swiss, and 6.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000

There were 77 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 125.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $45,313 versus $51,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,831. About 8.0% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.8% of those sixty five or over. 23 of the current 160 residents carry the last name Friese, which means they make up 14% of the current population. While 7 residents carry the last name Camenzind, or about 4 percent.

Triva[edit]

The town was referenced in Sid Meyer's Civilization V.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Lebam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  4. ^ "Unusual names, odd spellings found in Washington". The Spokesman-Review. Dec 24, 1977. pp. A12. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 144. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.