Tieton, Washington

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Tieton (pronounced /ˈtaɪ.ətɒn/[3]) is a town in Yakima County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,154 at the 2000 census.

In recent years, Tieton has suffered economic depression, with the decline of its fruit warehouses. As of 2007, Seattle lawyer Michael Longyear and Ed Marquand, founding president of the art publishing house Marquand Books have been investing in the town and attempting to revive it, with a project they call project "Mighty Tieton."[3]



Tieton was officially incorporated on June 5, 1942.


Tieton is located at 46°42′11″N 120°45′21″W / 46.70306°N 120.75583°W / 46.70306; -120.75583 (46.703160, -120.755824).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Tieton is located near the confluence of the Tieton River with the Naches River.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,154 people, 341 households, and 267 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,516.8 people per square mile (586.3/km²). There were 363 housing units at an average density of 477.1/sq mi (184.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.07% White, 0.17% African American, 1.39% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 41.33% from other races, and 2.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.33% of the population.

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