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Grand Coulee, Washington
Main Street, Grand Coulee, WA
Main Street, Grand Coulee, WA
Location of Grand Coulee, Washington
Location of Grand Coulee, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Grant
Area
 • Total 1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
 • Land 1.26 sq mi (3.25 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation
1,483 ft (452 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 972
 • Density 834.39/sq mi (322.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
99133
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-27855
GNIS feature ID 1512249

Grand Coulee is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 972 at the 2020 census.

History

Grand Coulee was officially incorporated on November 6, 1935. It is located above the Grand Coulee Dam and next to North Dam.

Geography

Grand Coulee is located at 47°56′23″N 119°0′6″W / 47.93972°N 119.00167°W / 47.93972; -119.00167 (47.939706, -119.001597).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2), of which, 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

Climate

Climate data for Grand Coulee, Washington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 61
(16.1)
61
(16.1)
73
(22.8)
91
(32.8)
100
(37.8)
102
(38.9)
108
(42.2)
110
(43.3)
103
(39.4)
84
(28.9)
69
(20.6)
58
(14.4)
110
(43.3)
Average high °F (°C) 33
(0.6)
40
(4.4)
52
(11.1)
61
(16.1)
70
(21.1)
78
(25.6)
87
(30.6)
87
(30.6)
77
(25)
61
(16.1)
43
(6.1)
32
(0)
60.1
(15.6)
Average low °F (°C) 23
(-5)
25
(-3.9)
31
(-0.6)
37
(2.8)
45
(7.2)
51
(10.6)
58
(14.4)
57
(13.9)
49
(9.4)
39
(3.9)
30
(-1.1)
22
(-5.6)
38.9
(3.84)
Record low °F (°C) -17
(-27.2)
-15
(-26.1)
21
(-6.1)
21
(-6.1)
36
(2.2)
40
(4.4)
38
(3.3)
30
(-1.1)
7
(-13.9)
-10
(-23.3)
-16
(-26.7)
-17
(-27.2)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.06
(26.9)
1.00
(25.4)
0.91
(23.1)
0.87
(22.1)
1.15
(29.2)
1.05
(26.7)
0.64
(16.3)
0.28
(7.1)
0.44
(11.2)
0.68
(17.3)
1.30
(33)
1.45
(36.8)
10.83
(275.1)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 3,659
1950 2,741 −25.1%
1960 1,058 −61.4%
1970 1,302 23.1%
1980 1,180 −9.4%
1990 984 −16.6%
2000 897 −8.8%
2010 988 10.1%
2020 972 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 988 people, 474 households, and 246 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.3 inhabitants per square mile (320.6/km2). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 465.5 per square mile (179.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.5% White, 1.1% African American, 14.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 3.5% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.9% of the population.

There were 474 households, of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.1% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 47.1 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 20.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

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