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Harrington, Washington
Harrington Bank Block & Opera House
Harrington Bank Block & Opera House
Location of Harrington, Washington
Location of Harrington, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,146 ft (654 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 424
 • Estimate 
(2019)
418
 • Density 1,071.79/sq mi (413.63/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
99134, 99154
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-29745
GNIS feature ID 1505401

Harrington is a city in Lincoln County, Washington, United States. The population was 424 at the 2010 census. It was named after W.P. Harrington, a banker from Colusa, California, who had heavily invested in local land.

History

Harrington was first settled in 1879 by Adam and Jacob Ludy. Harrington was officially incorporated on April 17, 1902.

Geography

Harrington is located at 47°28′49″N 118°15′20″W / 47.48028°N 118.25556°W / 47.48028; -118.25556 (47.480251, -118.255422).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Harrington has a dry-summer Humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps.

Climate data for Harrington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 57
(13.9)
62
(16.7)
71
(21.7)
89
(31.7)
95
(35)
99
(37.2)
102
(38.9)
103
(39.4)
98
(36.7)
87
(30.6)
65
(18.3)
57
(13.9)
103
(39.4)
Average high °F (°C) 32.5
(0.28)
39.4
(4.11)
49.2
(9.56)
58.7
(14.83)
67.7
(19.83)
75.3
(24.06)
84.2
(29)
83.4
(28.56)
74.3
(23.5)
59.6
(15.33)
42.3
(5.72)
32.6
(0.33)
58.3
(14.61)
Average low °F (°C) 20.6
(-6.33)
24.9
(-3.94)
29.3
(-1.5)
32.6
(0.33)
38.3
(3.5)
44.1
(6.72)
48.1
(8.94)
48
(8.9)
41.3
(5.17)
33
(0.6)
27.5
(-2.5)
21
(-6.1)
34.1
(1.17)
Record low °F (°C) -24
(-31.1)
-24
(-31.1)
-1
(-18.3)
15
(-9.4)
17
(-8.3)
24
(-4.4)
27
(-2.8)
28
(-2.2)
19
(-7.2)
-4
(-20)
-20
(-28.9)
-25
(-31.7)
-25
(-31.7)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.41
(35.8)
1.04
(26.4)
1.2
(30)
0.98
(24.9)
1.17
(29.7)
0.92
(23.4)
0.52
(13.2)
0.44
(11.2)
0.52
(13.2)
0.91
(23.1)
1.65
(41.9)
1.88
(47.8)
12.63
(320.8)
Snowfall inches (cm) 8.9
(22.6)
3.8
(9.7)
1.7
(4.3)
0.3
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
3.7
(9.4)
9.5
(24.1)
27.9
(70.9)
Avg. precipitation days 10 8 9 7 7 6 4 4 4 6 11 11 87

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 661
1920 882 33.4%
1930 519 −41.2%
1940 545 5.0%
1950 620 13.8%
1960 575 −7.3%
1970 489 −15.0%
1980 507 3.7%
1990 449 −11.4%
2000 426 −5.1%
2010 424 −0.5%
2019 (est.) 418 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 424 people, 184 households, and 119 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,115.8 inhabitants per square mile (430.8/km2). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 576.3 per square mile (222.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White, 0.9% African American, 3.5% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 184 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Notable people

  • Darol Froman, physicist
  • George Frederick McKay, classical music composer, was born in Harrington in 1899.
  • Robert D. Timm, Washington state legislator
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