Fall City, Washington
Fall City is an unincorporated area in King County, United States. Located 26 miles east of Seattle, the community lies along the Snoqualmie River; the population was 1,993 at the 2010 census. The first settlements in the area were two forts built in 1856 during the Puget Sound War to protect future settlers against possible uprisings by the native population. Fort Patterson, a few miles downstream, Fort Tilton, a few miles upstream, were built with the help of Indians led by Chief Patkanim, both abandoned within 2 years after interactions with the local tribes remained peaceful. A historical marker can be found north of Fall City on the Fish Hatchery Road where Fort Tilton once stood. A trading post was established near the present day location of the Last Frontier Saloon in 1869 and became a hub of the local economy. Fall City was known at the time as "The Landing", as shallow water and rapids upstream on the Snoqualmie were impassable to the large dugout canoes used for transporting goods.
In the early 1870s the first local mill in the Snoqualmie Valley was opened at the mouth of Tokul Creek, just downstream from Snoqualmie Falls and just upstream from where Fall City would be. The Fall City Post Office opened June 10, 1872; the first small steamboats started ferrying supplies up the river in 1875. In the late 1880s, a group of Puget Sound businessmen founded and started building the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern railroad including a line up into the upper Snoqualmie Valley, in an attempt to build a line over the Cascade range; the land claim holder at the time, Jeremiah "Jerry" Borst, had Fall City surveyed and platted in anticipation of the people the railroad would bring, but was disappointed in 1889 when the railroad line was built a mile away from the community. However a mile away the railroad combined with the first bridge over the Snoqualmie River improved the business of the local lumber mills and farmers, made the area and its scenic features accessible to tourists.
Hundreds moved to the area over the next two decades. When the Sunset Highway connecting Seattle with eastern Washington through Fall City was improved in the early 1910s, it further accelerated the economic and residential development of the area. By the late 1920s, most of the population either worked in the burgeoning tourist trade or commuted to work west toward Issaquah and Seattle; the Great Depression, followed by gasoline rationing during World War II, hurt the tourist trade in Fall City. Tourism was further hampered after the war as U. S. Highway 10 was rerouted south directly from Preston to North Bend, bypassing Fall City and Snoqualmie; the local economy suffered further impacts. Today, Fall City is a bedroom community to the high-tech industry of the Seattle metropolitan area, with large suburban estates just outside the community juxtaposed with the historical homes and farmsteads built in its heyday. Fall City is located at 47°33′59″N 121°53′42″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Fall City Census-designated place has a total area of 1.3 square miles, all of it land.
Fall City sits at the confluence of the Snoqualmie River and the Raging River and is sometimes subject to flooding during the autumn and winter months. More typical is a strong east wind as pressure gradients carry higher pressure air across Snoqualmie Pass and down the Snoqualmie Valley; the climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fall City has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps. At 2010 census, there were 1,798 people, 661 households and 479 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 1,253.5 per square mile. There were 649 housing units at an average density of 496.6/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.22% White, 0.24% African American, 0.92% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 1.40% from other races, 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.01% of the population. There were 644 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present and 26.4% were non-families.
19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.91. In the CDP, the age distribution was 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males. The median household income in the CDP was $61,848, the median family income was $68,529. Males had a median income of $42,325 versus $32,143 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $25,189. About 7.4% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over. Fall City residents attend schools from the Snoqualmie Valley School District. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Fall City Airport is a small private airport community located 2 miles to the east of the city at Latitude: 47-33-34.366 N and Longitude: 121-51-49.413 W at an elevation of 140 feet.
The airport is owned by the Fall City Airport Association. It has no traffic control tower. Community of Fall City History of Fall City at HistoryLink
Renton is a city in King County, an inner-ring suburb of Seattle. Situated 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle, Renton straddles the southeast shore of Lake Washington, at the mouth of the Cedar River. After a long history as an important salmon fishing area for Native Americans, Renton was first settled by people of European descent in the 1860s, its early economy was based on coal mining, clay production, timber export. Today, Renton is best known as the final assembly point for the Boeing 737 family of commercial airplanes, but it is home to a growing number of well known manufacturing and healthcare organizations, including Boeing Commercial Airplanes Division, Kaiser Permanente, IKEA, Providence Health & Services, Wizards of the Coast; as of 2016, the population in Renton is 101,300, up from 90,927 at the 2010 census. Renton is the eighth-largest city in Washington and is the fourth largest in King County; the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks have a training facility in Renton, the second-largest facility in the NFL at 200,000 square feet.
Among the first European settlers in the present-day Renton area were Henry Tobin and his wife Diana. The town of Renton was accessed via the Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad, the first railroad to be built to Seattle, was in the vicinity of several coal mines that attracted entrepreneurs like Erasmus M. Smithers, credited with the founding and establishment of the town in 1875. Smithers named Renton in honor of Captain William Renton, a local lumber and shipping merchant who invested in the coal trade. Smithers brought in Charles D. Shattuck as the coal mine operator. Renton was incorporated as a city on September 6, 1901, when coal mining and timber processing were the most important economic industries in the area; the town was prone to flooding from the Black Rivers. In 1916 the completion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal lowered the surface of Lake Washington several feet which eliminated drainage of Lake Washington through the Black River; the Cedar River was diverted to drain into Lake Washington instead of the Black River.
The culmination of these actions reduced the threat of annual flooding. The population increased during World War II when Boeing built their Renton Factory to produce the B-29 Superfortress; the game company Wizards of the Coast is headquartered in Renton. Providence Health System has centralized its administrative offices in Renton, along with Group Health Cooperative. Owing to its location at the confluence of three major freeways, Renton's economic development team has lured a number of specialty retailers that draw consumers from around the region, including Fry's Electronics and IKEA; some retail establishments were unwanted though, the city defended zoning restrictions on pornographic theaters before the U. S. Supreme Court in Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc; the Renton Public Library was built directly over the Cedar River and opened in 1966. It stretches 80 feet across the river, next to Liberty Park, was the main branch of the city's independent library system until its 2010 annexation into the King County Library system.
Synonymous with the large industrial companies such as Boeing, Kenworth, a pattern of future development was established with the attraction of the first IKEA in the Pacific Northwest to Renton in 1994. A new branch of the Federal Reserve Bank now calls Renton home, beginning operations in the spring of 2008 on the site of the former Longacres horse-racing track. To date, myriad development of major retail and revitalization projects are amidst planning, in construction, or have been executed. Among which include Port Quendall, a land parcel in north Renton, that has become the new home to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, housing the Seattle Seahawks Headquarters and training facility that opened in August 2008; the team's new state-of-the-art Renton facility, at an expansive 200,000 square feet, is the second-largest facility in the NFL. In the mid-1990s, Renton undertook a major redevelopment effort to revitalize its downtown core, which had declined in commercial prominence since the opening of the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila in 1968.
The many car dealerships that had occupied the center of downtown Renton were encouraged through economic incentives to relocate to a newly created auto sales zone close to the I-405/SR-167 interchange. In place of the old dealerships downtown, a new transit center and parking garage were built in partnership with King County Metro. A number of developed mixed-use residential and retail buildings were built within a one block radius of the transit center, allowing for one-bus commutes to Seattle, Bellevue and other employment centers. A new town square, The Piazza, was constructed next to the transit center, an existing car dealership building was remodeled into an events center, now known as the Pavilion Building; the Piazza is home to a weekly Farmers' Market during the summer months, as well as other community events throughout the year, while the city-owned Pavilion Building can be rented for parties and other events, with onsite catering provided by a private caterer. Centered on former Boeing Co. property near the south shore of Lake Washington is a 68 acres development named The Landing.
Two high-end apartment communities at The Landing, The Sanctuary and The Reserve, contain a combined 880 residences, targeting a young professional demographic. The first commercial tenants of The Landing arrived in Octobe
Lake Forest Park, Washington
Lake Forest Park is a city in King County, United States, just north of Seattle. A bedroom community by design, most of the city consists of single-family housing on medium to large-sized lots. Less than 4% of the city land is zoned commercial. Lake Forest Park is situated along the shore of Lake Washington, includes parks and nature preserves, convenient access to the Burke-Gilman Trail, a summertime farmer's market, a large new and used bookstore holding frequent musical events; the population was 12,598 at the 2010 census. Lake Forest Park was founded in 1912 by Ole Hanson as one of the Seattle area's first planned communities. Envisioned as a picturesque retreat for professionals, the developers planned roads and lots in strict consideration for natural landmarks; the original prospectus for lot sales declared:...the strict fiat has gone forth that all the natural beauty must be preserved. Until 1914 and completion of the Red Brick Road to nearby Kenmore and Bothell, it marked the literal end of improved roads heading north from Seattle, with the best access to points further north and east being by boat across Lake Washington or the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway.
Lake Forest Park incorporated on June 20, 1961, in large part to help maintain its specific identity. The town remained small - under 5,000 in population - until the 1990s, when a series of annexations expanded city borders and more than doubled the official population; the 3/4 acre Lyon Creek Park was created in the late 1990s on land purchased by the city in 1998. For the prior fifty years, the lot had belonged to Marcia and Robert Morris, who had built a modernist home and a horse stable on the property. Both buildings were torn down as part of the park conversion, which included replanting the park with 5,000 native shrubs and plants; the replanting portion of the project involved the labor of hundreds of citizen volunteers. Lake Forest Park Town Center, the city's commercial core, was built in 1964 and hugs Bothell Way, not far from the lakeshore. In late 2005, city government began holding public meetings to discuss the future of the town center; the decision was made to renovate Lake Forest Park Town Center and it now spans 18 acres and offers many shopping and dining options along with entertainment.
Lake Forest Park Town Center is home to a branch of the King County Library System, Third Place Books, Third Place Commons community center. Lake Forest Park is situated at the north end of Lake Washington; the city's southern boundary begins at the city limit of Seattle. To the north, Lake Forest Park ends at the Snohomish county line, where the adjacent towns of Mountlake Terrace and Brier border it. To the east, the city is bounded by Lake Washington and at 55th Avenue NE where the city of Kenmore begins; the city's western boundary is at the City of Shoreline's city limit following 25th Avenue NE. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.65 square miles, of which, 3.53 square miles is land and 0.12 square miles is water. The two largest streams are Lyon McAleer Creek, both of which provide habitat for salmon; the shoreline includes two private beach clubs but no public boat access to Lake Washington. Horizon View Park is located at the highest point in Lake Forest Park and offers fields, a children's playground with swings and a play train, a basketball half-court, tennis court, play field, picnic tables, paved pathways through a natural, wooded area.
Horizon View covers 8.4 acres and is located at 19800 47th Ave NE. Pfingst Animal Acres Park is located at NE 178th St and Brookside Blvd and features picnic tables, a 0.25 mile walking loop, a salmon viewing platform, a beautiful dogwood flower-shaped drinking fountain for people and dogs. The park is home to a bust of Admiral Miguel Grau Seminario, presented to the City of Lake Forest Park by the Consulate General of Peru and the Peruvian Navy in 2011. Eagle Scout Park is a small park located at NE 178th St at NE 180th St and features a picnic area as well as exercise bars perfect for walkers and runners. Blue Heron Park is a 0.5 acre park located at NE 170th St at Hamlin Road, just off Bothell Way. This park features a pedestrian bridge that connects Brookside Boulevard NE with the Town Center and is popular with salmon and herons alike. Grace Cole Nature Park is a 15.2 acre wetland named after distinguished State Representative Grace Cole and is located at 30th Ave NE at NE 166th St. The Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation hosts regular "ivy out" work parties in the summer to restore and preserve the wildlife habitat.
Lyon Creek Waterfront Preserve is located across the street from the Lake Forest Park Town Center at 17337 Beach Drive NE, next to the Lake Forest Park Civic Club. A short trail and boardwalk are perfect for viewing; this park includes 100 feet of Lake Washington shoreline. Whispering Willow Park is found at 17038 44th Ave NE; the park features a short boardwalk, a natural
North Bend, Washington
North Bend is a city in King County, United States on the outskirts of the Seattle, Washington metropolitan area. The population was 6,739 in a 2016 census estimate. Since the closure of Weyerhaeuser's Snoqualmie sawmill, North Bend has become a prosperous bedroom community for Seattle, located about 30 miles to the west; the town was made famous by David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks, set and filmed in North Bend. North Bend is home to Nintendo North Bend, the main North American production facility and distribution center for the video game console manufacturer Nintendo; the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has resided in the Snoqualmie Prairie, including the area now known as North Bend, for thousands of years. This prairie southeast of Snoqualmie Falls was the ancestral home and forage grounds for the Snoqualmie people and was located in the upper Snoqualmie Valley near the Snoqualmie River fork confluence, Mount Si and the western foothills of the Cascade Range. One of the first explorers to the upper Snoqualmie Valley was Samuel Hancock who arrived in 1851.
Hancock traveled up river with his Snoqualmie guides, fording canoes around the falls to reach Snoqualmie Prairie, searching for coal deposits. He was taken to a "very fertile prairie" about two miles above Snoqualmie Falls; the beautiful open grassland came to be known as the Snoqualmie Prairie. The Snoqualmies, led by Chief Patkanim sided with early settlers in the 1850s Indian Wars and were one of the signatory tribes of the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855, which failed to designate an Indian reservation for the Snoqualmies; some of the soldiers in those wars, such as the brothers and sisters Kellogg, established cabins near remaining Snoqualmie blockhouses. After the Homestead Act of 1862, more settlers ventured to the Snoqualmie Valley, with the first families settling near Borst on the easterly end of Snoqualmie Prairie. In 1865, Matts Peterson homesteaded the site that became North Bend. In 1879, Peterson moved east of the Cascades. Borst wrote to Will Taylor, who had left the Northwest to pursue mining in California, offered him the Peterson homestead in exchange for labor.
Taylor returned and became the driving force in developing the town while expanding his property to include a thriving trading post and boarding house for travelers over Snoqualmie Pass. On February 16, 1889, with the upcoming railroad boom, Taylor formally platted a town including his farm, upcoming street plans and building lots, giving it the name Snoqualmie; that summer competing Seattle land speculators subsequently platted nearby Snoqualmie Falls choosing a similar name. Pressured by demands of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway to avoid confusion, Taylor reluctantly renamed his town Mountain View. However, the United States Post Office Department objected to Mountain View as a town existed in northern Whatcom County. To conclude the matter Taylor agreed to permanently rename North Bend after its prime location near the large northward bend of the South and Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. Taylor was proud of his new, thriving town, but by historical accounts "He never got over having his town name taken away".
North Bend was incorporated on March 12, 1909 and throughout the 20th century continued to grow with an early economic focus on logging, sawmill production and dairy farming. North Bend is located at 47°29′38″N 121°47′10″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.31 square miles, of which, 4.27 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. North Bend is located in the foothills of the Cascade Range just 31 miles east of Seattle in the upper valley of the Snoqualmie River; the nearest town, Washington, is located about 3 miles to the northwest. Both towns lie near the center of the Mountains to Sound Greenway; the most prominent geological feature nearby, Mount Si looms over the town. To the south is Rattlesnake Ridge. Mount Si stands at 4,167 feet and towers above the town, itself at around 440 ft. A 4-mile trail zig zags up to the summit with a vertical climb of 3,500 feet. North Bend annexed Tanner and the Stilson area July 6, 2009. North Bend's climate is warm and dry during the summer when high temperatures tend to be in the 70s and mild to cold during the winter when high temperatures tend to be in the 30s and 40s.
The town’s location in the foothills means that it receives higher annual precipitation than other suburbs to the west, translates into heavier snowfall in the winter. The all-time record high temperature is 105 °F set in 2009; the warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 77 °F, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 29 °F. The annual average precipitation in North Bend is 59.1 inches with 14.7 inches of snowfall. Winter months tend to be wetter than summer months; as of the census of 2010, there were 5,731 people, 2,210 households, 1,487 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,342.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,348 housing units at an average density of 549.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.9% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were
A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library's collection can include books, newspapers, films, prints, microform, CDs, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. In Latin and Greek, the idea of a bookcase is represented by Bibliotheca and Bibliothēkē: derivatives of these mean library in many modern languages, e.g. French bibliothèque; the first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing—the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in Sumer, some dating back to 2600 BC. Private or personal libraries made up of written books appeared in classical Greece in the 5th century BC. In the 6th century, at the close of the Classical period, the great libraries of the Mediterranean world remained those of Constantinople and Alexandria.
A library is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to—or cannot afford to—purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research. In addition to providing materials, libraries provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organizing information and at interpreting information needs. Libraries provide quiet areas for studying, they often offer common areas to facilitate group study and collaboration. Libraries provide public facilities for access to their electronic resources and the Internet. Modern libraries are being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources, they are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building, by providing material accessible by electronic means, by providing the assistance of librarians in navigating and analyzing large amounts of information with a variety of digital resources.
Libraries are becoming community hubs where programs are delivered and people engage in lifelong learning. As community centers, libraries are becoming important in helping communities mobilize and organize for their rights; the relationship between librarianship and human rights works to ensure that the rights of cultural minorities, the homeless, the disabled, LGBTQ community, as well as other marginalized groups are not infringed upon as protected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing—the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in temple rooms in Sumer, some dating back to 2600 BC; these archives, which consisted of the records of commercial transactions or inventories, mark the end of prehistory and the start of history. Things were much the same in the temple records on papyrus of Ancient Egypt; the earliest discovered. There is evidence of libraries at Nippur about 1900 BC and those at Nineveh about 700 BC showing a library classification system.
Over 30,000 clay tablets from the Library of Ashurbanipal have been discovered at Nineveh, providing modern scholars with an amazing wealth of Mesopotamian literary and administrative work. Among the findings were the Enuma Elish known as the Epic of Creation, which depicts a traditional Babylonian view of creation; the tablets were stored in a variety of containers such as wooden boxes, woven baskets of reeds, or clay shelves. The "libraries" were cataloged using colophons, which are a publisher's imprint on the spine of a book, or in this case a tablet; the colophons stated the series name, the title of the tablet, any extra information the scribe needed to indicate. The clay tablets were organized by subject and size. Due to limited to bookshelf space, once more tablets were added to the library, older ones were removed, why some tablets are missing from the excavated cities in Mesopotamia. According to legend, mythical philosopher Laozi was keeper of books in the earliest library in China, which belonged to the Imperial Zhou dynasty.
Evidence of catalogues found in some destroyed ancient libraries illustrates the presence of librarians. Persia at the time of the Achaemenid Empire was home to some outstanding libraries; those libraries within the kingdom had two major functions: the first came from the need to keep the records of administrative documents including transactions, governmental orders, budget allocation within and between the Satrapies and the central ruling State. The second function was to collect precious resources on different subjects of science and set of principles e.g. medical science, histor
Yarrow Point, Washington
Yarrow Point is a town in King County, United States. The population was 1,001 at the 2010 census. Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Yarrow Point ranks fifth of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. Yarrow Point was incorporated on June 15, 1959. Yarrow Point is located at 47°38′39″N 122°13′0″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.36 square miles, all of it land. On the national level, Yarrow Point leaned toward the Republican Party. In 2004, Republican George W. Bush received 52 percent of the vote here, defeating Democrat John Kerry, who received around 47 percent. However, in the 2016 Presidential Election, of the 694 residents who voted, 58.93 voted for Hillary Clinton and 29.83% for Donald Trump. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,001 people, 374 households, 299 families residing in the town; the population density was 2,780.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 407 housing units at an average density of 1,130.6 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 86.4% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.8% Asian, 0.7% from other races, 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population. There were 374 households of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 20.1% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.04. The median age in the town was 46.8 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,008 people, 379 households, 308 families residing in the town; the population density was 2,720.3 people per square mile. There were 393 housing units at an average density of 1,060.6 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 93.65% White, 0.79% African American, 3.17% Asian, 0.69% from other races, 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population. There were 379 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.4% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.5% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.96. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $117,940, the median income for a family was $126,075.
Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $52,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $72,135. About 1.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. Town of Yarrow Point
Pacific is a city in King and Pierce counties in the State of Washington. Located in King County, the population was 6,606 at the 2010 census. Like its northern neighbor Algona, Pacific is sometimes mistaken for a part of Auburn. Platted August 10, 1906 by real estate promoter Clarence Dayton Hillman as "C. D. Hillman's Pacific City Addition to the City of Seattle," Pacific was incorporated on August 10, 1909. Record-breaking rains in November 2006 pushed the White River over its river banks along Pacific City Park, creating a temporary 25-acre lake. In January 2009, release of stormwaters from the Mud Mountain Dam caused greater flooding, inundating more than a hundred homes. Pacific is located at 47°15′48″N 122°14′52″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.43 square miles, of which, 2.42 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water. The lower White River known as the Stuck River, runs through the east side of Pacific, between Auburn and Sumner, Washington.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,606 people, 2,269 households, 1,605 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,729.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,422 housing units at an average density of 1,000.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69.2% White, 3.1% African American, 1.9% Native American, 9.0% Asian, 1.8% Pacific Islander, 8.5% from other races, 6.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.1% of the population. There were 2,269 households of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.2% had a male householder with no wife present, 29.3% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.32. The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18.
The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,527 people, 1,992 households, 1,444 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,158.1 people per square mile. There were 2,090 housing units at an average density of 816.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 85.38% White, 1.43% African American, 1.61% Native American, 4.72% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 2.95% from other races, 3.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.48% of the population. There were 1,992 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.5% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.16. In the city, the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 31 years. For every 100 women there were 99.4 men. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 98.9 men. The median income for a household in the city was $45,673, the median income for a family was $47,694. Males had a median income of $36,594 versus $28,301 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,228. About 7.9% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. The town has city council and police department. On January 8, 2009, the Army Corps of Engineers released water from Mud Mountain Dam into the White River; the action was done to relieve pressure in the reservoir, which had reached its capacity due to heavy rain, causing flooding around the Puget Sound region. A large amount of water was released quickly, causing rapid and massive flooding in Pacific; those affected had no notice of the impending disaster. One of those affected by the flooding was noted local and international musician Jerry Miller, a founding member of Moby Grape, who had moved to Pacific from Tacoma.
Miller lost all of his possessions, including over forty years of memorabilia from his music career. Assistance to those affected by the flooding was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. City of Pacific's Web Site