Entiat, Washington

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Entiat is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. It is part of the WenatcheeEast Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 957 at the 2000 census.


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History

Entiat was officially incorporated on April 25, 1944. In 1960, Rocky Reach Dam was constructed downriver from Entiat, much of the town had to be relocated to higher ground due to the rising waters behind the dam. Most of the original buildings were razed or moved to a location north of the original town.

Geography

Entiat is located at the confluence of the Entiat and Columbia rivers. This section of the Columbia is known as Lake Entiat. This is the reservoir formed behind Rocky Reach Dam. The town is situated between the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range, Lake Entiat and the Entiat River. Entiat is located at 47°40′40″N 120°12′47″W / 47.67778°N 120.21306°W / 47.67778; -120.21306 (47.677640, -120.213149).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (28.65%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 957 people, 342 households, and 244 families residing in the city. The population density was 700.6 people per square mile (269.7/km²). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 292.8/sq mi (112.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.31% White, 0.52% African American, 1.67% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 16.51% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.57% of the population.

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