Thorp, Washington

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Thorp is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kittitas County, Washington, United States. The population was 273 at the 2000 census.



The Thorp area was first settled in the late 1870s by Milford Thorp and his family. The current town site was settled by the Newman family in 1878. A post office was established at Thorp in 1890 and in 1895 a plat of the town site was filed by John M. and Sarah Isabel Newman.[3]


Thorp is located at 47°4′5″N 120°40′22″W / 47.06806°N 120.67278°W / 47.06806; -120.67278 (47.068006, -120.672687).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 273 people, 103 households, and 74 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 221.2 people per square mile (85.7/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 86.7/sq mi (33.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.41% White, 1.10% Native American, 1.83% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

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