Alger, Washington

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Alger is a census-designated place (CDP) in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The population was 89 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Alger is located along Old Highway 99. A former logging camp, Alger is now a working-class exurban community and home to the Skagit Speedway. The nearby Skagit Speedway has been operating for 50 years and attracting racers from all over the Northwest and West. It is a 1/3 mile banked oval track built of silica and clay, and the faster classes of sprint cars achieve lap averages of almost 100 mph. Races are typically held on Saturday nights under floodlights, and camping is available for racers and spectators in the Speedway's grounds.

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Geography

Alger is located at 48°37′25″N 122°20′38″W / 48.62361°N 122.34389°W / 48.62361; -122.34389 (48.623478, -122.343869).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.56% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 89 people, 35 households, and 24 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 49.7 people per square mile (19.2/km²). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 23.5/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.38% White, 5.62% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.62% of the population.

There were 35 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

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