Anacortes /ˌænəˈkɔːrtəs/ is a city in Skagit County, United States. The name Anacortes is a consolidation of the name Anna Curtis, Anacortes population was 15,778 at the time of the 2010 census. It is one of two cities of and included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes Metropolitan Statistical Area. Anacortes is known for the Washington State Ferries dock and terminal serving Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, there is a Skagit County-operated ferry that serves Guemes Island, a residential island located across Guemes Channel, north of Anacortes. Anacortes was officially incorporated on May 19,1891, in 1877, railroad surveyor and town founder Amos Bowman moved his family to the northern tip of Fidalgo Island. Bowman began promoting the area as a terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad as it was built through the north Cascades to the Pacific. Bowman established the towns first newspaper, The Northwest Enterprise, to promote his vision of the New York of the West and Northern Company began building a rail line from the town in 1888.
Real estate and development boomed from 1888 to 1890 as a result of the rumors. In 1891, the real estate bubble burst, speculators lost money and the Oregon Improvement Company could no longer afford to complete tracks over the Cascades. The town failed to become the railroad terminus Bowman had envisioned, after the bust, the town became prominent for its fishing tradition, thriving canning industry, and timber mills. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 15.53 square miles. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Anacortes has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, as of the census of 2010, there were 15,778 people,6,980 households, and 4,461 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,342.8 inhabitants per square mile, there were 7,680 housing units at an average density of 653.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91. 5% White,0. 7% African American,1. 0% Native American,1. 9% Asian,0. 1% Pacific Islander,1. 6% from other races, and 3. 3% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5. 0% of the population,29. 5% 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 2.25 and the family size was 2.75. The median age in the city was 47.2 years. 19. 6% of residents were under the age of 18,6. 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24,21. 4% were from 25 to 44,29. 9% were from 45 to 64, and 22. 9% were 65 years of age or older
Puget Sound /ˈpjuːdʒɪt/ is a sound along the northwestern coast of the U. S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea. Flow through Deception Pass is approximately equal to 2% of the tidal exchange between Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Puget Sound extends approximately 100 miles from Deception Pass in the north to Olympia and its average depth is 450 feet and its maximum depth, off Point Jefferson between Indianola and Kingston, is 930 feet. The depth of the basin, between the southern tip of Whidbey Island and Tacoma, Washington, is approximately 600 feet. Since 2009, the term Salish Sea has been established by the United States Board on Geographic Names as the waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sometimes the terms Puget Sound and Puget Sound and adjacent waters are used for not only Puget Sound proper but for waters to the north, such as Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands region. The term Puget Sound is used not just for the body of water, major cities on the sound include Seattle, Tacoma and Everett, Washington.
Puget Sound is the second largest estuary in the United States, in 1792 George Vancouver gave the name Pugets Sound to the waters south of the Tacoma Narrows, in honor of Peter Puget, a Huguenot lieutenant accompanying him on the Vancouver Expedition. This name came to be used for the north of Tacoma Narrows as well. The USGS defines Puget Sound as all the south of three entrances from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The main entrance at Admiralty Inlet is defined as a line between Point Wilson on the Olympic Peninsula, and Point Partridge on Whidbey Island. The second entrance is at Deception Pass along a line from West Point on Whidbey Island, to Deception Island, the third entrance is at the south end of the Swinomish Channel, which connects Skagit Bay and Padilla Bay. Under this definition, Puget Sound includes the waters of Hood Canal, Admiralty Inlet, Possession Sound, Saratoga Passage and it does not include Bellingham Bay, Padilla Bay, the waters of the San Juan Islands or anything farther north.
Another definition, given by NOAA, subdivides Puget Sound into five basins or regions, four of these correspond to areas within the USGS definition, but the fifth one, called Northern Puget Sound includes a large additional region. It is defined as bounded to the north by the boundary with Canada. Kruckeberg uses the term Puget Sound and adjacent waters, continental ice sheets have repeatedly advanced and retreated from the Puget Sound region. The most recent glacial period, called the Fraser Glaciation, had three phases, or stades. S. Since each new advance and retreat of ice erodes away much of the evidence of ice ages
Shelton is the county seat of Mason County, United States. Shelton is the westernmost city on Puget Sound, the population was 9,834 at the 2010 census. In terms of population, the city is ranked 161 out of approximately 500 municipalities in Washington, Shelton has a unique form of government in the State of Washington, being the only city in the state which still retains the commission form of government. Shelton was officially incorporated in 1890, the city was named after David Shelton, a delegate to the territorial legislature. Shelton was once served by a fleet of steamboats which was part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet. These boats included the Old Settler, Willie, City of Shelton, Clara Brown, the economy was built around logging, farming and ranching as well as oyster cultivation. Shelton identifies itself as the Christmas Tree Capital, formally incorporated in the 1890s, Sheltons municipal government is run in the Mayor/Commission form. It is the last city in the State of Washington to use this form of government, Shelton is located at 47°12′49″N 123°6′22″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 6.09 square miles. Shelton experiences heavy annual precipitation, but experiences a distinct drying trend in summer, due to this trend, Sheltons climate is classified as a warm-summer Mediterranean climate under the Köppen climate classification system. Temperatures year-round are relatively mild, although extreme highs in summer, as of the census of 2010, there were 9,834 people,3,574 households, and 2,166 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,707.3 inhabitants per square mile, there were 3,847 housing units at an average density of 667.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 78. 9% White,0. 8% African American,3. 7% Native American,1. 1% Asian,0. 8% Pacific Islander,9. 9% from other races, and 4. 9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19. 2% of the population,31. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15. 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.63 and the family size was 3.23. The median age in the city was 33.1 years. 26. 4% of residents were under the age of 18,10. 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24,26. 5% were from 25 to 44,21. 9% were from 45 to 64, and 14. 3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49. 1% male and 50. 9% female, as of the 2000 census, there were 8,442 people,3,191 households, and 2,035 families residing in the city
1930 United States Census
The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949, after which the original sheets were destroyed. The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, and digital indices. Microdata from the 1930 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System
Kitsap County, Washington
Kitsap County is located in the U. S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 251,133 and its county seat is Port Orchard, and its largest city is Bremerton. The county was formed out of King County and Jefferson County, originally named Slaughter County, it was soon renamed. Kitsap County comprises the Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Seattle-Tacoma. The United States Navy is the largest employer in the county, with installations at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, and Naval Base Kitsap. When the Washington Territory was organized in 1853, the Kitsap Peninsula was divided between King County to the east and Jefferson County to the west. Official public papers were required to be filed at the county seat, upon arrival in Olympia, the two men introduced bills to create a new county, to be named Madison. Representative Abernathy from Wahkiakum County proposed an amendment to name it Slaughter, in recognition of Lt.
William Alloway Slaughter and it was signed by Governor Isaac Stevens on January 16,1857. The county seat would be located in Meigss mill town at Port Madison, in Slaughter Countys first election on July 13,1857, voters were given the opportunity to rename the county. The options were Mill, Madison or Kitsap, Slaughter was not one of the options. Kitsap won by an overwhelming majority, according to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 566 square miles, of which 395 square miles is land and 171 square miles is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Washington by land area and third-smallest by total area, in addition to occupying most of the Kitsap Peninsula, Kitsap County includes both Bainbridge Island and Blake Island. According to Puget Sound Partnership, Kitsap county has over 250 miles of saltwater shoreline, the portion of the county north of Silverdale is often referred to as North Kitsap, and the portion south of Bremerton as South Kitsap. The population density was 635.9 inhabitants per square mile, there were 107,367 housing units at an average density of 271.9 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 82. 6% white,4. 9% Asian,2. 6% black or African American,1. 6% American Indian,0. 9% Pacific islander,1. 6% from other races, and 5. 8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6. 2% of the population, in terms of ancestry,21. 3% were German,14. 4% were Irish,13. 8% were English,7. 1% were Norwegian, and 4. 2% were American. The average household size was 2.49 and the family size was 2.97. The median age was 39.4 years, the median income for a household in the county was $59,549 and the median income for a family was $71,065
Skagit County, Washington
Skagit County /ˈskædʒᵻt/ is a county in the U. S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 116,901, the county seat and largest city is Mount Vernon. The county was formed in 1883 from Whatcom County and is named for the Skagit Indian tribe, Skagit County comprises the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is included in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA Combined Statistical Area. It is located in the Puget Sound region, according to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,920 square miles, of which 1,731 square miles is land and 189 square miles is water. It is noted for its broad, fertile valley of the Skagit River, the population density was 59 people per square mile. There were 42,681 housing units at a density of 25 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 86. 49% White,0. 44% Black or African American,1. 85% Native American,1. 49% Asian,0. 16% Pacific Islander,7. 17% from other races, and 2. 40% from two or more races. 11. 20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,13.
9% were of German,11. 2% English,9. 2% Norwegian,8. 2% Irish and 6. 7% United States or American ancestry. Three Salish Native American tribes have reservations in the county, the Swinomish, Upper Skagit,23. 30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the family size was 3.06. In the county, the population was out with 26. 30% under the age of 18,8. 60% from 18 to 24,26. 90% from 25 to 44,23. 60% from 45 to 64. The median age was 37 years, for every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males, the median income for a household in the county was $42,381, and the median income for a family was $48,347. Males had an income of $37,207 versus $26,123 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,256, about 7. 90% of families and 11. 10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13. 50% of those under age 18 and 6. 80% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 116,901 people,45,557 households, the population density was 67.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 51,473 housing units at a density of 29.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 83. 4% white,2. 2% American Indian,1. 8% Asian,0. 7% black or African American,0. 2% Pacific islander,8. 7% from other races, and 3. 2% from two or more races
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureaus primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, in addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, and the Current Population Survey, furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government typically contain data produced by the Census Bureau. The Bureaus various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and help states, local communities, the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States. The Census Bureau now conducts a population count every 10 years in years ending with a 0. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population estimates and projections, the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations, the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, and economy.
The Census Bureaus legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code, the Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, and housing. Within the bureau, these are known as surveys and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts. The Census Bureau conducts surveys of manufacturing, service. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts, the Census Act of 1840 established a central office which became known as the Census Office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses, typically at the 10-year intervals, in 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, and in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor. The department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their role in the department.
An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every 2 years, in 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code, by law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year, the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are widely used. for data collection, the Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Title 13 of the U. S. Code establishes penalties for the disclosure of this information, all Census employees must sign an affidavit of non-disclosure prior to employment. The Bureau cannot share responses, addresses or personal information with anyone including United States or foreign government, only after 72 years does the information collected become available to other agencies or the general public
Camano Island /kəˈmeɪnoʊ/ is a large island in the Possession Sound portion of Puget Sound, located in Island County, between Whidbey Island and the mainland. The body of water separating Whidbey Island and Camano Island is called Saratoga Passage, Camano Island is separated from mainland Snohomish County by Davis Slough near the city of Stanwood. The island is reached via State Route 532 over the Camano Gateway Bridge in the northeast of the island, there were 13,358 residents on the island as of the 2000 census, but the population peaks at 17,000 during the summer months with retired snowbirds. The island has a land area of 102.99 km². During the Last Ice Age the island and land surrounding the sound was covered by a thick sheet of ice. As temperatures rose the glacier receding carving the island and leaving behind deposits of glacial till, Camano Island is named for the Spanish explorer Jacinto Caamaño. The original name of the island was Kal-lut-chin which in the language of the indigenous Snohomish tribe meant land jutting into a bay and they used the island as a base during the fishing and shellfish gathering expeditions.
Charles Wilkes, during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838–1842, named it MacDonough Island in honor of Thomas MacDonough for his victory of the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. Following this theme, Wilkes named the body of water between Camano and Whidbey Island after MacDonoughs flagship the Saratoga, Wilkes name Saratoga Passage was retained. Jacinto Caamaño explored much of the Pacific Northwest going as farth north as what is now Alaska for the Spanish and he began his expedition far to the south in San Blas, Mexico. The first Euro-American settlers on the island arrived at the time of the signing of the treaty, lastly the island was called Crow Island during the logging era that took place during the early 1900s
Renton is a city in King County, United States. Situated 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle, Renton straddles the southeast shore of Lake Washington, as of 2016, the population in Renton is 101,300, up from 90,927 at the 2010 census. Renton currently is the 8th largest city in Washington State, and is the 4th largest in King County, the National Football Leagues Seattle Seahawks have a training facility in Renton. It is the second-largest facility in the NFL at 200,000 square feet, among the first European settlers in the present-day Renton, WA area were Henry Tobin and his wife Diana. The town of Renton was accessed via the Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad and its location which was home to many coal mines attracted people such as Erasmus M. Smithers, who is credited with the founding and establishment of the town. Smithers discovered coal there and brought in Charles D. Shattuck as the mine operator. Renton was incorporated as a city in 1901 when coal mining, the town was prone to flooding from the Cedar and Black Rivers.
In 1916 the completion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal lowered the surface of Lake Washington several feet which consequently 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 reduced the threat of annual flooding. The population sharply 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, some retail establishments were unwanted though, and the city successfully defended zoning restrictions on pornographic theaters before the U. S. Supreme court in Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc. Renton has a unique and well-loved institution in its library, built directly over the Cedar River, designed by Johnston-Campanella & Co. in 1964 and opened in 1966, the Cedar River Library stretches 80 feet across the river, next to Liberty Park.
The library was annexed into the King County Library system in 2010, the walkway in front of the librarys entrance forms a deck from which salmon can be viewed as they make their way up the river, particularly during spawning season. In 2011, the building was the center of much controversy, with the City of Renton. Residents wishing to retain the library in its river setting sponsored a petition, on August 7,2012, Renton voters decided the fate of the library with Proposition 1, and found 76% of the voting population supporting the Cedar River location. The library renovation moved ahead with a design by Miller Hull Architects, the newly renovated Renton Library opened on August 22,2015. February 2007 saw the expansion of the Federal Aviation Administrations Northwest Mountain Regional Office across the street from its current headquarters, 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 retail and revitalization projects are amidst planning, in construction
Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, United States. The population was 40,500 at the 2016 State Estimate, Bremerton is home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Bremerton Annex of Naval Base Kitsap. Bremerton is connected to Downtown Seattle by a 60-minute ferry route, the largest city in Kitsap County, is located directly west of Seattle across the Puget Sound on the Kitsap Peninsula. It is bounded on the southeast and east by Sinclair Inlet, the city is divided by the Port Washington Narrows, a strait spanned by two bridges that connects, the eastern and western sides of the city. The part of the city northeast of the narrows is referred to as East Bremerton, the citys southern border is contiguous with Mason County and includes Bremerton National Airport. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 32.29 square miles. Bremerton is divided among three legislative districts in Kitsap County. The 23rd legislative district to the north, 35th legislative district in the center, before redistricting in 2012, the line separating the first and sixth Congressional districts ran through East Bremerton.
As a result of the 2012 redistricting, all of Bremerton now lies within the sixth Congressional district, the district is represented by Derek Kilmer, who was first elected to that position in 2012. Prior to Kilmer, Norm Dicks served as sixth district Representative from 1977 to 2013, the mayor is Patty Lent, who defeated councilman Will Maupin in 2009. Lent had been a Kitsap County commissioner, and ran as a Republican, incorporated as a first-class city, Bremerton has been governed by a nonpartisan strong mayor and nine-member city council since 1985. Each member is elected from one of nine wards who in turn elect one member, the current form of government was established by a 1983 charter that eliminated a decades-old city commission composed of a mayor, public works commissioner and finance commissioner. Each member of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners represents a portion of the city of Bremerton and this arrangement was an attempt to balance Bremertons commercial influence with the remainder of the county, though most of its sales tax base has since relocated to unincorporated areas.
The revenue shortfall has been compensated by increased revenues collected from traffic infractions, Bremerton politics can vary in intensity, with some city council positions regularly unopposed and others having as many as four candidates in the 2005 primary election. Bremerton is within the territory of the Suquamish Tribe. The land was available for non-Native settlement by the Treaty of Point Elliott of 1855. Bremerton was planned by German immigrant and Seattle entrepreneur William Bremer in 1891, in the year 1891, Navy Lt. A. B. Wyckoff purchased approximately 190 acres of waterfront land located on Sinclair Inlet. This land was owned by the Bremer family, in April 1891, Bremer arranged for the sale of 190 acres to the Navy at $50 per acre
Bellevue is a city in the Eastside region of King County, United States, across Lake Washington from Seattle. As the third-largest city in the Seattle metropolitan area, Bellevue has variously been characterized as an edge city, the city had a population of 122,363 at the 2010 census. Prior to 2008, downtown Bellevue underwent rapid change, with high rise projects under construction. The downtown area is currently the second largest city center in Washington state with 1,300 businesses,45,000 employees and 10,200 residents, based on per capita income, Bellevue is the 6th wealthiest of 522 communities in the state of Washington. In 2008, Bellevue was named number 1 in CNNMoneys list of the best places to live and launch a business, in 2014, Bellevue was ranked as the 2nd best place to live by USA Today. More than 145 companies have located in Bellevue. Current companies with headquarters in Bellevue include Expedia and T-Mobile, the name Bellevue is French for beautiful view. Bellevue was settled in 1869 by William Meydenbauer and Aaron Mercer, prior to the opening of the Lake Washington Floating Bridge in 1940, Bellevue was a rural area with little development.
Although it was small, developers were pushing to change that, in the 1920s and he envisioned plans that included the bridging of Lake Washington and an area filled with golf courses and airports. His map with these visions was published in 1928, once the Murrow Memorial Bridge opened, access from Seattle improved, and the area gradually grew into a bedroom community. After the Japanese Internment began in 1942 a large quantity of land was available for development. This made way for the development of the Bellevue downtown area. Bellevue incorporated as a third city on March 21,1953. Following the 1963 opening of a bridge across the lake, the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. It has since become one of the largest cities in the state, with several structures in its core. The city experienced a boom during the mid 2000s, with the building of developments such as Lincoln Square. Reflective of Bellevues growth over the years is Bellevue Square, now one of the largest shopping centers in the region, opened in 1946, the mall underwent a significant expansion in the 1980s.
Patterned after what many civic leaders consider the successful redevelopment of the downtown core, Bellevue is located at 47°36′N 122°12′W
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci