Belfair, Washington facts for kids
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Census-designated place (CDP)
State Route 3 through Belfair
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|• Total||44.9 sq mi (116 km2)|
|• Density||87.55/sq mi (33.80/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|GNIS feature ID||1516383|
Belfair is a census-designated place in Mason County, Washington, United States. Located at the mouth of the Union River at Hood Canal, it serves as the commercial center of North Mason County. The population of the surrounding area swells in the summertime as tourists and nature lovers flock to the Canal and the Olympic Peninsula. The population was 3,931 at the 2010 census.
Belfair has two high schools (North Mason High School and James A. Taylor High School, an alternative school), a middle school (Hawkins Middle School), two elementary schools (Sand Hill Elementary (located on Sand Hill Road) and Belfair Elementary (located across from the Mary E. Theler Community Center in town)), and a co-op preschool.
Belfair is the home of former U.S. Representative Norm Dicks. Belfair was also home to Noah Ashenhurst, formerly an English teacher at North Mason High School and award-winning author of the novel Comfort Food. Belfair is also the hometown of 6 Time AMA National Champion Jason Raines and the Illustrator of numerous children's books Daniel Lane.
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