Metaline, Washington

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Metaline is a town in Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States. The population was 162 at the 2000 census.



Metaline was officially incorporated on October 6, 1948.


Metaline is located at 48°51′7″N 117°23′21″W / 48.85194°N 117.38917°W / 48.85194; -117.38917 (48.851978, -117.389141).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 162 people, 73 households, and 44 families residing in the town. The population density was 533.5 people per square mile (208.5/km²). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 299.7/sq mi (117.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.98% White, 1.23% Native American, 0.62% Pacific Islander, and 6.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 110.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,981, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $11,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,262. About 25.0% of families and 32.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.1% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.



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