Napavine, Washington

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Napavine is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,361 at the 2000 census.



Napavine was officially incorporated as a town on November 21, 1913. Settlers began arriving in the Cowlitz area in the early 1850's. In 1883 Scottish immigrant James Urquhart laid out the town naming it Napavine from the Indian world NAPAVOON meaning "small prairie".[3]


Napavine is located at 46°34′45″N 122°54′39″W / 46.579284°N 122.910935°W / 46.579284; -122.910935 (46.579284, -122.910935).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,361 people, 444 households, and 349 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,702.5 people per square mile (656.9/km2). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 592.9/sq mi (228.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.02% White, 0.15% African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.73% of the population.

There were 444 households out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

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