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Cusick

čmq̓ʷoqnú
Cusick, Washington
Location of Cusick, Washington
Location of Cusick, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Pend Oreille
Area
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.61 km2)
Elevation
2,054 ft (626 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 207
 • Estimate 
(2019)
217
 • Density 427.17/sq mi (164.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
99119
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-16340
GNIS feature ID 1518433

Cusick (Salish: čmq̓ʷoqnú ) is a town in Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States. The population was 207 at the 2010 census. Cusick is the headquarters of the federally recognized Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation.

History

Cusick occupies the former site of the largest village of the Pend d'Oreilles tribe, where as many as 1,000 people once lived.

Cusick was founded in 1902 by Joseph W. Cusick. Cusick was officially incorporated on March 15, 1927. One of the last Town Marshals was Kevin Derrick, who was the Marshal in the late 1970s.

Geography

Cusick is located at 48°20′12″N 117°17′46″W / 48.33667°N 117.29611°W / 48.33667; -117.29611 (48.336552, -117.296204).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 380
1940 404 6.3%
1950 360 −10.9%
1960 299 −16.9%
1970 257 −14.0%
1980 246 −4.3%
1990 195 −20.7%
2000 212 8.7%
2010 207 −2.4%
Est. 2019 217 4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 207 people, 86 households, and 56 families residing in the town. The population density was 460.0 inhabitants per square mile (177.6/km2). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 224.4 per square mile (86.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 73.4% White, 2.4% African American, 19.8% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 86 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 22.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 42.8 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 57.5% male and 42.5% female.

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