Millwood, Washington

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Millwood
Location of Millwood, Washington
Location of Millwood, Washington
Coordinates: 47°41′8″N 117°17′3″W / 47.68556°N 117.28417°W / 47.68556; -117.28417Coordinates: 47°41′8″N 117°17′3″W / 47.68556°N 117.28417°W / 47.68556; -117.28417
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountySpokane
Area
 • Total0.70 sq mi (1.82 km2)
 • Land0.70 sq mi (1.80 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,972 ft (601 m)
Population
 • Total1,786
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
1,784
 • Density2,563.22/sq mi (989.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
99212
Area code509
FIPS code53-45985
GNIS feature ID1512466[4]
Websitecityofmillwood.org

Millwood is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,786 at the 2010 census. Millwood is a suburb of Spokane, and is surrounded on three sides by the city of Spokane Valley.

Government[edit]

The city government is organized using the Mayor-Council form. The mayor as of October 2018 is Kevin Freeman, who was first elected in November 2013 and took office in January 2014. In November 2017, he was elected to his second term. Freeman is simultaneously a member of the board of directors for the Spokane Regional Health District, and the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. The city council consists of 5 members, who are elected to serve terms of 4 years.[5]

History[edit]

Millwood was officially incorporated on October 26, 1927. it was named for the local sawmill.[6]

According to the Tacoma Public Library's Washington Place Names database: "In 1900, it was chosen as a station by the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Electric Railway, and was named Woodard's for the family who owned the land along the railway route. When Inland Empire Paper Company built a paper mill they requested a name change to Milltown. Railway officials refused the change unless the Woodard family agreed. A compromise resulted, using the word mill combined with the first four letters of Woodard. It was incorporated October 27, 1927."

The Rosebush House, located in the center of Millwood, "is one of Millwood's best preserved homes" and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[7]

Geography[edit]

Millwood is located at 47°41′8″N 117°17′3″W / 47.68556°N 117.28417°W / 47.68556; -117.28417 (47.685693, -117.284297).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2), of which, 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[9]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Millwood has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930493
194071745.4%
19501,24072.9%
19601,77643.2%
19701,770−0.3%
19801,717−3.0%
19901,559−9.2%
20001,6495.8%
20101,7868.3%
Est. 20171,784[3]−0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2015 Estimate[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,786 people, 751 households, and 467 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,551.4 inhabitants per square mile (985.1/km2). There were 793 housing units at an average density of 1,132.9 per square mile (437.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.4% White, 0.6% African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 751 households of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 40.1 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,649 people, 741 households, and 457 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,395.7 inhabitants per square mile (922.7/km²). There were 779 housing units at an average density of 1,131.7 per square mile (435.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.27% White, 0.55% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 741 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,565, and the median income for a family was $40,441. Males had a median income of $31,292 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,911. About 8.0% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "City of Millwood". cityofmillwood.org. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  6. ^ Sullivan, Julie (March 16, 1989). "Architect builds historical interest with trivia". Spokane Chronicle. pp. S9. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  7. ^ Linda Yeomans (April 19, 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rosebush House". and accompanying photos
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Millwood, Washington
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  12. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.