Granger, Washington

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Granger is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,530 at the 2000 census. Although it was classified as a town in 2000, it has since been reclassified as a city.[3]

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History

Granger was established by and named after Walter Granger, superintendent of the Washington Irrigation Company who also laid out the cities of Zillah and Sunnyside. Granger was officially incorporated on September 28, 1909. In the 1910s and 20's, the town had several large industries including a tile and brick company and a cider mill.

Geography

Granger is located at 46°20′40″N 120°11′29″W / 46.34444°N 120.19139°W / 46.34444; -120.19139 (46.344319, -120.191290).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.79% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,530 people, 570 households, and 501 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,019.7 people per square mile (781.5/km²). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 486.2/sq mi (188.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 20.20% White, 0.79% Native American, 76.36% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 85.53% of the population.

There were 570 households out of which 60.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.1% were non-families. 9.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.44 and the average family size was 4.69.

In the town the population was spread out with 43.0% under the age of 18, 14.2% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 12.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

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