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Encyclopedia > Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Mountlake Terrace is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 20,362 at the 2000 census. Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...

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History

Mountlake Terrace was officially incorporated on November 30, 1954. is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Previously known as "Alderwood Manor", this area was first settled at the turn of the century when the logging industries flourished.


Subsequently the land was platted into "ranches" for the growing of mink, chinchillas, and poultry. The residential community of Mountlake Terrace began with the speculative construction of homes for returning WWII veterans and their young families. Within ten years the population had grown to 5,000 and a group of civic minded residents took steps to create a municipal government. The citizens enthusiastically set to work building a City Hall with a full range of services for its growing population.


Geography

Mountlake Terrace is located at 47°47′27″N, 122°18′24″W (47.790969, -122.306636)GR1. The city's elevation above sea level ranges between 262 and 530 feet, with an average altitude of 440 feet. Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 km² (4.2 mi²). 10.5 km² (4.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.65 % water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,362 people, 7,962 households, and 5,016 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,946.0/km² (5,036.7/mi²). There were 8,217 housing units at an average density of 785.3/km² (2,032.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.7 % white, 2.52 % black, 1.08 % Native American, 10.64 % Asian, 0.58 % Pacific Islander, 2.61 % from other races, and 4.87 % from two or more races. 5.65 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,962 households out of which 32.8 % have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2 % were married couples living together, 11.8 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 37 % were non-families. 26.2 % of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4 % had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.3 % under the age of 18, 9.8 % from 18 to 24, 35.6 % from 25 to 44, 20.2 % from 45 to 64, and 9.2 % who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98 males; for every 100 female age 18 and over, there are 95.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $47,238, and the median income for a family was $52,117. Males had a median income of $37,421 versus $28,796 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,566. Eight percent of the population and 5.8 % of families were below the poverty line. 11.3 % of those under the age of 18 and 7.6 % of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


See also

Mountlake Terrace High School is one of the five high schools in the Edmonds School District. ... The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association is a speech & debate league for evangelican and fundamentalist Protestant Christian homeschooled students in the United States, established in 2001 after outgrowing its parent organization, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which had been running the league since it was originally established...

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Mountlake Terrace, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (527 words)
Mountlake Terrace is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States.
Mountlake Terrace was officially incorporated on November 30, 1954.
The residential community of Mountlake Terrace began with the speculative construction of homes for returning WWII veterans and their young families.
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