Latah, Washington

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Latah, Washington
Town
Location of Latah, Washington
Location of Latah, Washington
Coordinates: 47°16′54″N 117°9′24″W / 47.28167°N 117.15667°W / 47.28167; -117.15667Coordinates: 47°16′54″N 117°9′24″W / 47.28167°N 117.15667°W / 47.28167; -117.15667
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountySpokane
Area[1]
 • Total0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,510 ft (765 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total183
 • Estimate (2012[3])182
 • Density590.3/sq mi (227.9/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code99018
Area code509
FIPS code53-38495
GNIS feature ID1512380[4]
 
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Latah, Washington
Town
Location of Latah, Washington
Location of Latah, Washington
Coordinates: 47°16′54″N 117°9′24″W / 47.28167°N 117.15667°W / 47.28167; -117.15667Coordinates: 47°16′54″N 117°9′24″W / 47.28167°N 117.15667°W / 47.28167; -117.15667
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountySpokane
Area[1]
 • Total0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,510 ft (765 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total183
 • Estimate (2012[3])182
 • Density590.3/sq mi (227.9/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code99018
Area code509
FIPS code53-38495
GNIS feature ID1512380[4]

Latah is a town in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The population was 183 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Latah was first settled in 1872 by Lewis Coplen. Its name is a Nez Perce term meaning "camping place with plentiful food."[5][dubious ] Latah was officially incorporated on April 9, 1892.

Geography[edit]

Latah is located at 47°16′54″N 117°9′24″W / 47.28167°N 117.15667°W / 47.28167; -117.15667 (47.281714, -117.156634).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890232
19002539.1%
191033934.0%
1920330−2.7%
1930284−13.9%
1940270−4.9%
1950244−9.6%
1960190−22.1%
1970169−11.1%
1980155−8.3%
199017512.9%
2000151−13.7%
201018321.2%
Est. 2012182−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 183 people, 67 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 590.3 inhabitants per square mile (227.9 /km2). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 261.3 per square mile (100.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.5% White, 2.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 7.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.0% of the population.

There were 67 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.4% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the town was 37.6 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 8.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 151 people, 56 households, and 43 families residing in the town. The population density was 451.9 people per square mile (176.7/km²). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 224.5 per square mile (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.35% White, 0.66% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 1.32% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.64% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,417, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $41,500 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,823. About 14.3% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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