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Hatton
Town
Hatton, Washington
Location of Hatton, Washington
Location of Hatton, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Adams
Area
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,073 ft (327 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 101
 • Estimate (2015) 102
 • Density 273.0/sq mi (105.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 99332, 99344
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-30060
GNIS feature ID 1512281

Hatton is a small incorporated town in Adams County, Washington, United States. The population was 101 at the 2010 census.

History

When the Northern Pacific Railway built its line through Adams County, they established a station where Hatton is and built a section and pump house. Prior to 1890, the station was named Twin Wells after the two wells that were drilled to water the railroad employees. In 1890, James Bronson established the first store and at the same time the post office was established with the name "Hatton". The name for the town was derived from the last names of the first postmistress, Belle Sutton, daughter of a local settler, and her new husband John Hackett, a Northern Pacific Railway agent from Twin Falls, Idaho. Bronson's store was purchased by Otis Algoe in 1897 who subsequently became postmaster.

Hatton finally began to grow after 1901 and was platted on April 30, 1901 by James Bronson. By that time the town had four large warehouses, five stores, two hotels, a bank and a school. A newspaper, The Hatton Hustler was established during that time. Hatton was officially incorporated on July 31, 1907.

Geography

Hatton is located at 46°46′32″N 118°49′41″W / 46.77556°N 118.82806°W / 46.77556; -118.82806 (46.775419, -118.827931). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.

Hatton is located within the region of Washington known as the Channeled Scablands and is situated on the west slope of the Providence Coulee with the Paradise Flats to the west and the Michigan Prairie to the east. The coulee was utilized by the Northern Pacific Railway for the construction of their main line from Portland, Oregon to Spokane.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hatton has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Climate data for Hatton
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17.2)
76
(24.4)
84
(28.9)
99
(37.2)
101
(38.3)
107
(41.7)
112
(44.4)
114
(45.6)
102
(38.9)
90
(32.2)
75
(23.9)
67
(19.4)
114
(45.6)
Average high °F (°C) 35.6
(2)
43.3
(6.28)
54.4
(12.44)
64
(17.8)
73.1
(22.83)
80.9
(27.17)
90.4
(32.44)
88.5
(31.39)
78.3
(25.72)
64
(17.8)
46.9
(8.28)
37.3
(2.94)
63.1
(17.28)
Average low °F (°C) 22.5
(-5.28)
27.4
(-2.56)
32
(0)
36.1
(2.28)
42.4
(5.78)
48.7
(9.28)
54.5
(12.5)
53.2
(11.78)
46.1
(7.83)
37.4
(3)
30.4
(-0.89)
25.2
(-3.78)
38
(3.3)
Record low °F (°C) -28
(-33.3)
-30
(-34.4)
6
(-14.4)
11
(-11.7)
21
(-6.1)
28
(-2.2)
31
(-0.6)
31
(-0.6)
19
(-7.2)
4
(-15.6)
-12
(-24.4)
-29
(-33.9)
-30
(-34.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.12
(28.4)
0.92
(23.4)
0.89
(22.6)
0.76
(19.3)
0.8
(20)
0.72
(18.3)
0.26
(6.6)
0.34
(8.6)
0.47
(11.9)
0.86
(21.8)
1.35
(34.3)
1.36
(34.5)
9.84
(249.9)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.1
(13)
2.6
(6.6)
0.4
(1)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.5
(3.8)
4.2
(10.7)
14
(36)
Avg. precipitation days 9 8 8 6 6 5 2 2 4 7 10 10 77

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 161
1920 87 −46.0%
1930 65 −25.3%
1940 43 −33.8%
1950 42 −2.3%
1960 65 54.8%
1970 60 −7.7%
1980 81 35.0%
1990 71 −12.3%
2000 98 38.0%
2010 101 3.1%
Est. 2015 102 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 101 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 273.0 inhabitants per square mile (105.4/km2). There were 40 housing units at an average density of 108.1 per square mile (41.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 51.5% White, 5.0% Native American, 35.6% from other races, and 7.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.5% of the population.

There were 34 households of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the town was 40.5 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 31.7% were from 45 to 64; and 6.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 43.6% male and 56.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 98 people, 32 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 262.7 people per square mile (102.3/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 93.8 per square mile (36.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.59% White, 1.02% Native American, 16.33% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.33% of the population.

There were 32 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 33.7% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,806. There were 11.1% of families and 21.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 31.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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