Metaline Falls, Washington

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Metaline Falls, Washington
—  Town  —
Location of Metaline Falls, Washington
Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 117°22′15″W / 48.86139°N 117.37083°W / 48.86139; -117.37083Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 117°22′15″W / 48.86139°N 117.37083°W / 48.86139; -117.37083
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyPend Oreille
Area
 • Total0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation2,090 ft (637 m)
Population (2011)
 • Total237
 • Density1,076.1/sq mi (415.5/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code99153
Area code(s)509
FIPS code53-45320
GNIS feature ID1523023[1]
 
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Metaline Falls, Washington
—  Town  —
Location of Metaline Falls, Washington
Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 117°22′15″W / 48.86139°N 117.37083°W / 48.86139; -117.37083Coordinates: 48°51′41″N 117°22′15″W / 48.86139°N 117.37083°W / 48.86139; -117.37083
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyPend Oreille
Area
 • Total0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation2,090 ft (637 m)
Population (2011)
 • Total237
 • Density1,076.1/sq mi (415.5/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code99153
Area code(s)509
FIPS code53-45320
GNIS feature ID1523023[1]

Metaline Falls is a town in Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States. The population was 238 at the 2010 census.[2]

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History

Metaline Falls was discovered by natives 12,000 years ago. Eventually by fur traders came in 1810. The town was founded in 1900, with most of its residents then employed by the Mammoth and Morning lead-zinc mines.[3] Metaline Falls was officially incorporated on May 13, 1911.

The 1997 film The Postman was filmed in part in the area.

Geography

Metaline Falls is located at 48°51′41″N 117°22′15″W / 48.86139°N 117.37083°W / 48.86139; -117.37083 (48.861462, -117.370867).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
1920153
1930316106.5%
194045343.4%
195054720.8%
1960469−14.3%
1970307−34.5%
1980296−3.6%
1990210−29.1%
20002236.2%
20102386.7%
Est. 2011237−0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Historical Population 1890-2000[6]
2011 estimate[7]

As of the census of 2000, there were 223 people, 122 households, and 52 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,076.1 people per square mile (410.0/km²). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 926.5 per square mile (353.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.86% White, 1.35% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 122 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 56.6% were non-families. 54.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.83 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 33.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,083, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,390. About 24.4% of families and 33.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.2% of those sixty five or over.

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