Everson, Washington

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Everson is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,035 at the 2000 census.

Everson and the nearby city of Nooksack lie near the foothills of the Cascade mountains in Northwest Washington. Located on the banks of the Nooksack River, the businesses support the surrounding farms and logging industries. The valley is heavily influenced by Dutch settlers who established dairy farms on the fertile flood prone land. Fruit orchards and berry fields also play an important part of the town's economy.

The town's small business district provides all the basic services. There are restaurants, a pharmacy and groceries, auto-repair, and agricultural supply stores. The City Park is located a 1/2 block south off the W. Main St. and Riverside Park is on the banks of the Nooksack River featuring picnic tables and ball fields.

Throughout the year, the area hosts small festivals in town or in the surrounding area, including a summer festival and harvest festival.

Everson, Nooksack and Sumas are part of the Nooksack Valley School District. Nooksack Valley High School is in Everson.

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History

Everson was officially incorporated on May 4, 1929.

Geography

Everson is located at 48°55′3″N 122°20′56″W / 48.9175°N 122.34889°W / 48.9175; -122.34889 (48.917421, -122.348779).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.60%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,035 people, 684 households, and 525 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,661.6 people per square mile (644.0/km²). There were 727 housing units at an average density of 593.6/sq mi (230.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.06% White, 0.54% African American, 2.16% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 8.01% from other races, and 3.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.33% of the population.

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