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Greenwater, Washington
Greenwater General Store, 2013
Greenwater General Store, 2013
Location of Greenwater, Washington
Location of Greenwater, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,699 ft (518 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 67
 • Density 61.2/sq mi (23.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code 53-28695
GNIS feature ID 1520340

Greenwater is a census-designated place (CDP) in the northwest United States in Pierce County, Washington. Southeast of Seattle, the population was 67 at the 2010 census, down from 91 in 2000.

Based on per capita income, Greenwater ranks 17th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked, and is the highest in Pierce County. East of Enumclaw on Highway 410, Greenwater gains much of its popularity as a town for hikers and skiers on their way south to Mount Rainier National Park and Crystal Mountain ski area.

Three popular campgrounds reside in Greenwater: Silver Springs, The Dalles, and Buck Creek.

Geography

Greenwater is located at 47°8′32″N 121°37′8″W / 47.14222°N 121.61889°W / 47.14222; -121.61889 (47.142294, -121.618926).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.

Greenwater is located at the confluence of the Greenwater River and White River.

Climate

Greenwater has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb) according to the Köppen climate classification system.

Climate data for Greenwater
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 62
(16.7)
71
(21.7)
73
(22.8)
84
(28.9)
92
(33.3)
95
(35)
102
(38.9)
100
(37.8)
97
(36.1)
88
(31.1)
67
(19.4)
64
(17.8)
102
(38.9)
Average high °F (°C) 36.6
(2.56)
42.2
(5.67)
46.6
(8.11)
53.9
(12.17)
61.8
(16.56)
66.1
(18.94)
73.1
(22.83)
72.4
(22.44)
67.5
(19.72)
56.1
(13.39)
44.2
(6.78)
38.2
(3.44)
54.9
(12.72)
Average low °F (°C) 26
(-3.3)
29.3
(-1.5)
30.1
(-1.06)
33.6
(0.89)
39.2
(4)
44.2
(6.78)
46.7
(8.17)
46.1
(7.83)
42.1
(5.61)
36.8
(2.67)
31.5
(-0.28)
28.8
(-1.78)
36.2
(2.33)
Record low °F (°C) -8
(-22.2)
-5
(-20.6)
3
(-16.1)
19
(-7.2)
25
(-3.9)
26
(-3.3)
30
(-1.1)
28
(-2.2)
22
(-5.6)
15
(-9.4)
3
(-16.1)
-8
(-22.2)
-8
(-22.2)
Precipitation inches (mm) 7.85
(199.4)
6.02
(152.9)
4.86
(123.4)
4.26
(108.2)
3.01
(76.5)
2.76
(70.1)
1.15
(29.2)
1.62
(41.1)
3.29
(83.6)
5.33
(135.4)
7.89
(200.4)
9
(229)
57.03
(1,448.6)
Snowfall inches (cm) 24.2
(61.5)
13.6
(34.5)
12.4
(31.5)
3.2
(8.1)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
5.5
(14)
16.4
(41.7)
75.6
(192)
Avg. precipitation days 19 17 19 18 16 13 7 8 11 15 19 21 183

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 91 people, 46 households, and 17 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 61.2 people per square mile (23.6/km2). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 43.7/sq mi (16.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.31% White, 2.20% Native American, 1.10% Pacific Islander, and 4.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 46 households, out of which 6.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.4% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 60.9% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 8.8% under the age of 18, 16.5% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,545, and the median income for a family was $75,487. Males had a median income of $75,282 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,466. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

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