Northport, Washington

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Northport is a town in Stevens County, Washington, United States. The population was 336 at the 2000 census.

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History

Northport was officially incorporated on June 1, 1898 but has a history stretching back to the 1880s when it was a port and shipbuilding center for steamboat services running northwards into British Columbia during construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, related to its location at a stretch of the Columbia known as the Little Dalles, a rapids and narrows that was a barrier to navigation and which also was an alternate name for Northport itself.[3][4][5]

Geography

Northport is located at 48°54′52″N 117°46′56″W / 48.91444°N 117.78222°W / 48.91444; -117.78222 (48.914460, -117.782331).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 336 people, 151 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 592.7 people per square mile (227.6/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 315.8/sq mi (121.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.94% White, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.36% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 3.01.

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