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Napavine
Nickname(s): 
The City on Top of the Hill
Location of Napavine, Washington
Location of Napavine, Washington
Coordinates: 46°34′45″N 122°54′39″W / 46.57917°N 122.91083°W / 46.57917; -122.91083Coordinates: 46°34′45″N 122°54′39″W / 46.57917°N 122.91083°W / 46.57917; -122.91083
Country United States
State Washington
County Lewis
Incorporated 1913
Area
 • Total 2.90 sq mi (7.52 km2)
 • Land 2.89 sq mi (7.49 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
459 ft (140 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,766
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,001
 • Density 691.91/sq mi (267.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98565
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-47980
GNIS feature ID 1506926
Website CityofNapavine.com

Napavine is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,766 at the 2010 census.

History

Napavine was officially incorporated as a town on November 21, 1913. Settlers began arriving in the Cowlitz area in the early 1850s. In 1883 Scottish immigrant James Urquhart laid out the town naming it Napavine from the Indian word "Napavoon" meaning "small prairie".

Geography

Napavine is located at 46°34′45″N 122°54′39″W / 46.579284°N 122.910935°W / 46.579284; -122.910935 (46.579284, -122.910935).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.39 square miles (6.19 km2), of which, 2.38 square miles (6.16 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. The large hill that Napavine is sitting on is about 400 feet above sea level .

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 340
1930 181 −46.8%
1940 220 21.5%
1950 242 10.0%
1960 314 29.8%
1970 377 20.1%
1980 611 62.1%
1990 745 21.9%
2000 1,361 82.7%
2010 1,766 29.8%
2019 (est.) 2,001 13.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,988 people, 609 households, and 770 families living in the city. The population density was 742.0 inhabitants per square mile (286.5/km2). There were 662 housing units at an average density of 278.2 per square mile (107.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 609 households, of which 63.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.8% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 5.90 and the average family size was 5.29.

The median age in the city was 32.9 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

Economy

Napavine primarily serves as a bedroom community for the Centralia/Chehalis and Olympia areas.

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