Winlock, Washington

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Winlock is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,166 at the 2000 census. It named after a Civil War veteran who briefly resided there. Winlock is mostly famous for having the World's Largest Egg, reflecting its former status as a major producer of eggs. Early in its history, Winlock attracted many immigrants from Finland, Sweden and Germany. On February 27, 2009 the Winlock Cardinals High School Basketball team won their first ever district championship game against Castle Rock.



Winlock is located at 46°29′29″N 122°56′15″W / 46.49139°N 122.9375°W / 46.49139; -122.9375 (46.491308, -122.937588).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,166 people, 420 households, and 286 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,073.6 people per square mile (413.0/km²). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 425.4/sq mi (163.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.25% White, 0.17% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 6.17% from other races, and 3.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.58% of the population. 22.1% were of German, 18.4% English, 12.2% American and 7.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 420 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.38.

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