Carnation, Washington

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Carnation is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,893 at the 2000 census.



Carnation was officially incorporated on December 30, 1912, as Tolt. The name was changed to Carnation in 1917, back to Tolt on May 3, 1928, and finally back to Carnation again on October 29, 1951. The name Carnation was chosen to honor a nearby research farm operated by the Carnation Milk Products Company.[3]


Carnation is located at 47°38′54″N 121°54′31″W / 47.648234°N 121.908630°W / 47.648234; -121.908630 (47.648234, -121.908630).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land. The city is located on the east bank of the Snoqualmie River just north of where the Tolt River joins in.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,893 people, 636 households, and 487 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,728.4 people per square mile (664.4/km2). There were 650 housing units at an average density of 593.5/sq mi (228.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.76% White, 1.32% Native American, 3.59% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.80% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.91% of the population.

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