Elbe, Washington

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Elbe is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, Washington, United States. The population was 21 at the 2000 census.

The Elbe Evangelical Lutheran Church, a tiny white church built by the German immigrants who established the community, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 8, 1976. The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad begins its excursion trains in Elbe, with seasonal tours to Mineral Lake, just 3 miles south.



Elbe is located at 46°45′54″N 122°11′35″W / 46.765°N 122.19306°W / 46.765; -122.19306 (46.764924, -122.193117).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.0 square miles (0.1 km²), all of it land.


Elbe was known as Brown's Junction after the Tacoma & Eastern Railway was built in the region. When a post office was requested a shorter name was demanded. A meeting of settlers decided to honor the pioneer settler Henry C. Lutkens who had come from the valley of the Elbe in Germany.[4]

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21 people, 10 households, and 7 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 818.2 people per square mile (270.3/km²). There were 10 housing units at an average density of 389.6/sq mi (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White.

There were 10 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, none had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.0% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.57.

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