Farmington, Washington

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Farmington is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 153 at the 2000 census.

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History

Farmington was officially incorporated in 1888. At Farmington's peak (1900–1930) the town boasted a population of just under 500. As demand for farm labor decreased, the population and business of the town decreased. Today, Farmington has a population of about 150.

Geography

Farmington is located at 47°5′26″N 117°2′47″W / 47.09056°N 117.04639°W / 47.09056; -117.04639 (47.090501, -117.046505).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 153 people, 56 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 445.3 people per square mile (173.7/km²). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 186.3/sq mi (72.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.04% White, 1.31% Native American and 0.65% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.88% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.6% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,250, and the median income for a family was $39,063. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,099. About 8.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those sixty five or over.

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