Tekoa, Washington

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Tekoa is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 826 at the 2000 census.



Tekoa was incorporated in 1889 with just under 300 people. By 1910 the population had swelled to 1,694. Over the next 60 years, Tekoa began a long decline as mechanized farming and the automobile age came into being. By 1990 the town had fewer than 750 residents. During the 1990s the town increased in popularity and once again, the population has started to increase. Today, over 800 residents call Tekoa home.


Tekoa is located at 47°13′29″N 117°4′25″W / 47.22472°N 117.07361°W / 47.22472; -117.07361 (47.224704, -117.073607).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 826 people, 318 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 727.2 people per square mile (279.8/km²). There were 363 housing units at an average density of 319.6/sq mi (122.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.46% White, 0.36% African American, 2.18% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 318 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

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