Harrah, Washington

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Harrah is a town in Yakima County, Washington, United States. The population was 542 at the 2000 census.



Harrah was officially incorporated on January 23, 1946. In 1950 it had a population of 297.[3]


Harrah is located at 46°24′15″N 120°32′35″W / 46.40417°N 120.54306°W / 46.40417; -120.54306 (46.404182, -120.542982).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 542 people, 167 households, and 131 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,887.0 people per square mile (721.6/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 623.2/sq mi (238.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 40.59% White, 0.37% African American, 19.19% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 33.03% from other races, and 6.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.10% of the population.

There were 167 households out of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.72.

In the town the population was spread out with 38.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,721. About 14.5% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

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