Kettle Falls, Washington

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Kettle Falls is a city in Stevens County, Washington, United States, named for the nearby Kettle Falls on the Columbia River, an ancient and important fishing site for Native Americans. The population of the city was 1,527 at the 2000 census.



The original Kettle Falls was officially incorporated on December 17, 1891 on the bank of the Columbia. After it was flooded by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1940, city planners relocated the town at a community called Meyers Falls, near the railroad lines, helping to ensure its success as a trans-shipment point for the logging, agriculture, and paper industries. This is its present location, eight miles northwest of Colville and roughly 80 miles northwest of Spokane. It is 30 miles south of the Canadian border at Laurier and adjacent to Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir of the Columbia River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


The City conducts an internal census each Spring, using utility demographic data. The population in Spring 2004 was 1,591 people. In the Spring of 2006 the population was listed at 1,620.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,527 people, 632 households, and 398 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,631.1 people per square mile (627.2/km²). There were 686 housing units at an average density of 732.8/sq mi (281.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.29% White, 0.07% African American, 3.86% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 3.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.75% of the population.

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