Electric City, Washington

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Electric City is a town in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 922 at the 2000 census. The community was named for its proximity to the power source at Grand Coulee Dam.



Electric City was officially incorporated on August 4, 1950.


Electric City is located at 47°55′51″N 119°02′10″W / 47.930865°N 119.036069°W / 47.930865; -119.036069 (47.930865, -119.036069).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km2), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.4 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (5.26%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 922 people, 382 households, and 291 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,706.3 people per square mile (659.2/km2). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 777.3/sq mi (300.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.59% White, 0.22% African American, 7.05% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 382 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 18.4% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,321, and the median income for a family was $47,969. Males had a median income of $46,667 versus $20,288 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,388. About 11.6% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

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