Krupp, Washington

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Krupp is a town in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 60 at the 2000 census. Although legally incorporated as Krupp, the town is more commonly known as Marlin, which is the name of its post office. Elections are held there under the name of Marlin, Washington, and they are the same locale.

Krupp has the lowest population of any incorporated municipality in Washington.



Krupp incorporated on January 7, 1911.

The name of the post office was changed from Krupp to Marlin during World War I in order to avoid negative associations with a large, well-known munitions plant in Germany. To this day, Krupp is known primarily by the name of its post office, rather than its official name; something of a town "nickname" if you will.


Krupp is located at 47°24′32″N 118°59′18″W / 47.40889°N 118.98833°W / 47.40889; -118.98833 (47.408752, -118.988203).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 60 people, 24 households, and 15 families residing in the town. The population density was 100.5 people per square mile (38.6/km²). There were 30 housing units at an average density of 50.3/sq mi (19.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.33% White, 1.67% Asian, and 15.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.00% of the population.

There were 24 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, and 37.5% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 1.7% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,679, and the median income for a family was $37,857. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,149. There were no families and 2.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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