St. John, Washington

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St. John is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 548 at the 2000 census. St. John is the birthplace of the twentieth governor of Washington, Mike Lowry.



St. John was officially incorporated on March 10, 1904.[3]

Historical population

  • 1910: 421
  • 1920: 597
  • 1930: 471
  • 1940: 526
  • 1950: 542
  • 1960: 545
  • 1970: 575
  • 1980: 550
  • 1990: 499
  • 2000: 548


St. John is located at 47°05′25″N 117°34′56″W / 47.090403°N 117.582085°W / 47.090403; -117.582085 (47.090403, -117.582085).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 548 people, 258 households, and 163 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,056.2 people per square mile (406.9/km2). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 537.7/sq mi (207.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.81% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.55% Asian, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 258 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.72.

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