Mossyrock, Washington

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Mossyrock is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 486 at the 2000 census.

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History

The city began as a trading post named Mossy Rock in 1852, after a 200-foot (61 m) high moss-covered rock at the east end of Klickitat Prairie. The Indian name for the area of Mossyrock was Coulph.[3]

Mossyrock was officially incorporated on January 2, 1948.

Geography

Mossyrock is located at 46°31′47″N 122°29′3″W / 46.52972°N 122.48417°W / 46.52972; -122.48417 (46.529844, -122.484269).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 486 people, 187 households, and 115 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,112.5 people per square mile (426.5/km²). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 492.2/sq mi (188.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.33% White, 0.21% African American, 1.85% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 3.50% from other races, and 3.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.79% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

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