Yacolt, Washington

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Yacolt (pronounced /ˈjækoʊlt/) (pronounced Yacallt) is a town in Clark County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,055 at the 2000 census.



Pronounced Ya-colt. In September 1902 the town, which consisted of only 15 buildings at the time, was nearly destroyed by the Yacolt Burn, the largest fire in state history. Yacolt was officially incorporated on July 31, 1908.


Yacolt is located at 45°51′56″N 122°24′25″W / 45.86556°N 122.40694°W / 45.86556; -122.40694 (45.865506, -122.407028).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,055 people, 319 households, and 256 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,075.2 people per square mile (798.7/km²). There were 344 housing units at an average density of 676.7/sq mi (260.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.26% White, 0.47% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population. 22.1% were of American, 17.9% German, 8.6% English, 7.0% Norwegian, and 5.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 319 households, out of which 54.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.71.

In the town, the population was spread out with 40.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 13.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

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