Brinnon, Washington

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Brinnon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. The population was 803 at the 2000 census. It is the home of Camp Parsons, the oldest Boy Scout camp west of the Mississippi. It was visited by Lord Baden-Powell in 1926.[citation needed]

Approximately 61 miles (98 km) north of Olympia, Brinnon is located on the Olympic Peninsula's east side, along Hood Canal on the eastern edge of the Olympic National Forest.



Brinnon is located at 47°39′56″N 122°55′30″W / 47.66556°N 122.925°W / 47.66556; -122.925 (47.665652, -122.924952).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.1 km2), of which, 9.9 square miles (25.6 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of it (1.89%) is water.


Brinnon experiences an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) and is almost categorised as part of the Csb climate category, receiving slightly more than 30 millimetres (1.2 in), the threshold for Cfb inclusion.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 803 people, 413 households, and 258 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 81.3 people per square mile (31.4/km²). There were 912 housing units at an average density of 92.4/sq mi (35.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.65% White, 0.25% African American, 1.49% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 3.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

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