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Northport, WA

Northport, Washington
Town

Location of Northport, Washington

Coordinates: 48°54′52″N 117°46′56″W / 48.91444°N 117.78222°W / 48.91444; -117.78222Coordinates: 48°54′52″N 117°46′56″W / 48.91444°N 117.78222°W / 48.91444; -117.78222

Country United States
State Washington
County Stevens
Area[1]
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,365 ft (416 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 295
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 292
 • Density 508.6/sq mi (196.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99157
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-50045
GNIS feature ID 1523920[4]
Website northportwa.us

Northport is a town in Stevens County, Washington, United States. The population was 295 at the 2010 census.[5]

History

Northport was given its name since it was once the northernmost town on the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway.[6] It was officially incorporated on June 1, 1898 but has a history stretching back to the 1880s when it was a port and shipbuilding center for steamboat services running northwards into British Columbia during construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, related to its location at a stretch of the Columbia known as the Little Dalles, a rapids and narrows that was a barrier to navigation and which also was an alternate name for Northport itself.[7][8][9]

Geography

Northport is located at 48°54′52″N 117°46′56″W / 48.91444°N 117.78222°W / 48.91444; -117.78222 (48.914460, -117.782331).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900787
1910476−39.5%
192090690.3%
1930391−56.8%
19404279.2%
195048714.1%
1960482−1.0%
1970423−12.2%
19804240.2%
1990308−27.4%
20003369.1%
2010295−12.2%
Est. 2012292−1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2012 Estimate[12]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 295 people, 139 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 508.6 inhabitants per square mile (196.4 /km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 289.7 per square mile (111.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.2% White, 0.3% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 139 households of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the town was 48.5 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 35.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 336 people, 151 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 592.7 people per square mile (227.6/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 315.8 per square mile (121.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.94% White, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.36% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,719, and the median income for a family was $26,875. Males had a median income of $28,929 versus $16,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,679. About 15.9% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.5% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

Janni’s chimney

Peter Janni was born in Italy in 1874 and came to America to work on the railroad. Eventually he ended up in Northport and in 1923 purchased a limestone quarry south of Northport.[13] Janni shipped limestone all over Washington from the quarry. The quarry was located in the center of the tetrahedrite mineralized zone of Northern Stevens County.[13] Ore deposits in the district occur in “Vugs” or “Chimneys” usually narrow veins of galena with high silver content. In 1953 Janni’s crew discovered a chimney of galena with silver, 6 feet by 5 feet on the second level of the quarry. They followed it down and shipped nearly forty tons of high grade galena to CM&S Company’s lead refinery in nearby Trail. After following it down 15 feet Janni came and said “cover the damn thing up”.[13] Janni’s men pleaded to follow the chimney further, but Janni refused saying “maybe someday we will dig her up again”.[13] Why he abandoned the chimney remains a mystery. According to some old timers in Northport the rich chimney is still at the quarry buried under tons of limestone located on the second level.[13]

References

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