Garfield, Washington

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Garfield is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 641 at the 2000 census.


Historical population

  • 1900...697
  • 1910...932
  • 1920...776
  • 1930...703
  • 1940...674
  • 1950...674
  • 1960...607
  • 1970...610
  • 1980...599
  • 1990...544
  • 2000...641
  • 2008...616


Garfield is located at 47°0′33″N 117°8′31″W / 47.00917°N 117.14194°W / 47.00917; -117.14194 (47.009053, -117.141814).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 641 people, 256 households, and 174 families residing in the town. The population density was 953.8 people per square mile (369.4/km²). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 428.5/sq mi (166.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.50% White, 0.47% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 256 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $41,923. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $22,222 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,804. About 5.9% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

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