Waterville, Washington

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Waterville
Waterville, Washington, United States of America
Waterville, Washington, United States.jpg
Downtown Waterville pictured in 2018
Douglas County Washington Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Waterville Highlighted.svg
Location of Waterville, Washington
Coordinates: 47°38′52″N120°4′22″W / 47.64778°N 120.07278°W / 47.64778; -120.07278 Coordinates: 47°38′52″N120°4′22″W / 47.64778°N 120.07278°W / 47.64778; -120.07278
Country United States
State Washington
County Douglas
Area
[1]
  Total0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
  Land0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,625 ft (800 m)
Population
  Total1,138
  Estimate 
(2017) [3]
1,198
  Density1,384.97/sq mi (534.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98858
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-76510
GNIS feature ID1527848 [4]
Website Town of Waterville

Waterville is a town in and the county seat of Douglas County, [5] Washington, United States which is known for its wheat industry. It is part of the Wenatchee-East Wenatchee metropolitan area. The population was 1,138 at the 2010 census.

A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, China, Romania, Taiwan and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and historically in Jamaica.

Douglas County, Washington County in the United States

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 38,431. The county seat is Waterville, while its largest settlement is East Wenatchee Bench, although East Wenatchee is the commercial center. The county was created out of Lincoln County on November 28, 1883 and is named for American statesman Stephen A. Douglas.

Washington (state) State of the United States of America

Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by Britain in 1846 in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Olympia is the state capital; the state's largest city is Seattle. Washington is sometimes referred to as Washington State to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.

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Geography

Truck in front of a wheat field near Waterville Eastern Washington Truck.jpg
Truck in front of a wheat field near Waterville

Waterville is located at 47°38′52″N120°4′22″W / 47.64778°N 120.07278°W / 47.64778; -120.07278 (47.647889, −120.072779). [6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), all of it land. [7]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Waterville experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, moist winters and hot, dry summers.

Semi-arid climate climat with precipitation below potential evapotranspiration

A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate. There are different kinds of semi-arid climates, depending on variables such as temperature, and they give rise to different biomes.

Köppen climate classification widely used climate classification system

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by the Russian climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, the climatologist Rudolf Geiger introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890 293
1900 48264.5%
1910 95097.1%
1920 1,19826.1%
1930 856−28.5%
1940 9399.7%
1950 1,0137.9%
1960 1,0130.0%
1970 919−9.3%
1980 908−1.2%
1990 9959.6%
2000 1,16316.9%
2010 1,138−2.1%
Est. 20171,198 [3] 5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
2015 Estimate [9]

2010 census

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Waterville during a snow storm.

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 1,138 people, 449 households, and 316 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,308.0 inhabitants per square mile (505.0/km2). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 554.0 per square mile (213.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.5% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.8% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 449 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

The median age in the town was 43.3 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,163 people, 433 households, and 314 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,365.4 people per square mile (528.3/km²). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 564.7 per square mile (218.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.11% White, 1.03% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 6.10% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 8.77% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 443 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 28.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $47,386. Males had a median income of $35,375 versus $23,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,880. About 5.0% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

Climate data for Waterville, Washington
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)66
(19)
59
(15)
74
(23)
88
(31)
96
(36)
102
(39)
105
(41)
104
(40)
97
(36)
84
(29)
68
(20)
56
(13)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C)30.3
(−0.9)
36.1
(2.3)
45.7
(7.6)
57.1
(13.9)
66.2
(19.0)
73.5
(23.1)
82.7
(28.2)
81.6
(27.6)
72.0
(22.2)
58.3
(14.6)
41.1
(5.1)
31.9
(−0.1)
56.4
(13.6)
Average low °F (°C)14.8
(−9.6)
18.9
(−7.3)
26.7
(−2.9)
34.1
(1.2)
41.0
(5.0)
47.0
(8.3)
52.5
(11.4)
52.3
(11.3)
44.6
(7.0)
34.9
(1.6)
25.1
(−3.8)
17.6
(−8.0)
34.1
(1.2)
Record low °F (°C)−30
(−34)
−25
(−32)
−10
(−23)
11
(−12)
16
(−9)
29
(−2)
32
(0)
29
(−2)
15
(−9)
4
(−16)
−21
(−29)
−33
(−36)
−33
(−36)
Average precipitation inches (mm)1.44
(37)
1.10
(28)
0.82
(21)
0.69
(18)
0.96
(24)
0.93
(24)
0.39
(9.9)
0.49
(12)
0.53
(13)
0.75
(19)
1.49
(38)
1.69
(43)
11.28
(286.9)
Average snowfall inches (cm)11.4
(29)
8.2
(21)
3.4
(8.6)
0.7
(1.8)
trace0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
trace0.4
(1.0)
6.6
(17)
14.0
(36)
44.9
(114)
Source: [10]

Education

Waterville School District operates the town's public school.

See also

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