Okanogan, Washington

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Okanogan (pronounced /ˌoʊkəˈnɒɡən/, US dict: ōk′·ə·nŏg′·ən, derived from a word in the Syilx'tsn language meaning "rendezvous" or "meeting place") is a city in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,484 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Okanogan County.[3]

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History

Okanogan was officially incorporated on October 29, 1907.

Okanogan was the home of Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, founder of the The Black Sheep Squadron.

Geography

Okanogan is located at 48°22′0″N 119°34′52″W / 48.366667°N 119.58111°W / 48.366667; -119.58111 (48.366694, -119.581139).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.14%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,484 people, 909 households, and 599 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,354.8 people per square mile (524.1/km²). There were 997 housing units at an average density of 543.8/sq mi (210.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.60% White, 0.36% African American, 8.17% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 6.64% from other races, and 3.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.10% of the population.

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