Coupeville, Washington

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Coupeville is a town in Island County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,723 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Island County.[3]

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History

Coupeville was founded in 1852 by Captain Thomas Coupe and is the second oldest town in the State of Washington. The town continues to preserve original pioneer homes with a variety of historic architectures including Queen Anne, Saltbox, and pioneer Block Houses. Coupe's original home, built in 1853, is one of the State's oldest. Coupeville's limits overlay Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve established by Congress in 1980 as the first and one of the largest such reserves in the nation. Its 22 square miles (57 km2) encompass farmlands, Fort Ebey State Park, beaches, parks, trails and 91 nationally registered historic structures. Coupeville was officially incorporated on April 20, 1910.

Geography

Coupeville is located at 48°13′6″N 122°41′1″W / 48.21833°N 122.68361°W / 48.21833; -122.68361 (48.218250, -122.683556).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,723 people, 737 households, and 426 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,346.7 people per square mile (519.7/km²). There were 814 housing units at an average density of 636.2/sq mi (245.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.79% White, 1.57% African American, 0.52% Native American, 2.15% Asian, 2.84% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% of the population.

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