Oso, Washington

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Oso is a census-designated place (CDP) in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 246 at the 2000 census.



Oso is located at 48°16′20″N 121°55′9″W / 48.27222°N 121.91917°W / 48.27222; -121.91917 (48.272281, -121.919235).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.43%) is water.


The name Oso was reportedly given by J.P. Britzius for a town in Fayette County, Texas, although no such town is known to have existed. However, there are geographic features named Oso in Presidio County, Texas and Nueces County, Texas. The word oso is of Spanish origin and means bear.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 246 people, 96 households, and 69 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 68.0 people per square mile (26.2/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 28.2/sq mi (10.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.19% White, 0.41% African American, and 0.41% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 96 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

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