Malone, Washington

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Malone, Washington
Census-designated place
Location of Malone in Washington
Location of Malone in Washington
Coordinates: 46°57′31″N 123°19′38″W / 46.95861°N 123.32722°W / 46.95861; -123.32722Coordinates: 46°57′31″N 123°19′38″W / 46.95861°N 123.32722°W / 46.95861; -123.32722
Country United States
State Washington
County Grays Harbor
Area
 • Total 9.05 sq mi (23.43 km2)
 • Land 9.04 sq mi (23.42 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 475
 • Density 53/sq mi (20.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98559
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-42345[1]

Malone is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. The population was 475 at the 2010 census.[1] Prior to 2010 it was part of the Malone-Porter CDP; Malone and Porter are now separate CDPs. They are located just off U.S. Route 12, southeast of Elma and northwest of Oakville, and along a shortline that is part of the Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad.

Geography[edit]

Malone is located in southeastern Grays Harbor County, east of the Chehalis River valley. It is bordered to the southeast by the Porter CDP and to the southwest by U.S. Route 12, which leads west 25 miles (40 km) to Aberdeen and southeast 21 miles (34 km) to Grand Mound and Interstate 5.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Malone CDP has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23.4 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.06%, are water.[1]

Malone is the home of Red's Hop N' Market, a mini-mart that is also the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) first official village post office, a post office located within an existing retail establishment, with limited service and no full-time postmaster.[2] The mini-mart's owner is paid $2,000/year by the US Postal Service to sell stamps and shipping supplies and allow the USPS to place mailboxes on-site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Malone CDP, Washington". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ The new face of the U.S. post office, a September 12, 2011 CNN article