Cosmopolis, Washington

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Cosmopolis is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,595 at the 2000 census. The city is often referred to by locals by its unofficial motto: "Cosmopolis: City... of the future!".[citation needed]



Cosmopolis is located at 46°57′19″N 123°46′23″W / 46.95528°N 123.77306°W / 46.95528; -123.77306 (46.955352, -123.773176).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (9.74%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,595 people, 645 households, and 454 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,142.3 people per square mile (439.9/km²). There were 681 housing units at an average density of 487.7/sq mi (187.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.04% White, 0.13% African American, 1.76% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.32% of the population. 17.3% were of German, 10.0% Irish, 9.6% American, 7.7% Polish, 6.1% English and 5.0% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 645 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.92.

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