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Encyclopedia > Mukilteo, Washington

Mukilteo (pronounced [mʌkəlˈtioʊ]) is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,019. The name of the city derives from a Native American word meaning "Good Camping Place." It is on the shore of Puget Sound, and is the site of a major Washington State Ferries terminal linking it across the water to Clinton, on Whidbey Island. This is a concise version of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English sounds. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... A Washington State Ferry arrives in Downtown Seattle. ... Clinton is a census-designated place and village located on south Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. ... Whidbey Island is an island in Puget Sound in Washington State, USA. It is located about 30 miles north of Seattle, and lies between the Olympic Peninsula and the I-5 corridor of western Washington. ...

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History

Mukilteo was officially incorporated on May 8, 1947. Kamiak High School was opened in September 1993. May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Geography

Location of Mukilteo, Washington

Mukilteo is located at 47°54'58" North, 122°18'11" West (47.916148, -122.302939)1. Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.4 km² (9.4 mi²). 16.4 km² (6.3 mi²) of it is land and 8.0 km² (3.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 32.84% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,019 people, 6,759 households, and 4,981 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,097.3/km² (2,842.5/mi²). There are 7,146 housing units at an average density of 435.2/km² (1,127.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 82.06% White, 1.48% African American, 0.79% Native American, 10.97% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 3.31% from two or more races. 2.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 are 6,759 households out of which 40.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% are non-families. 19.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.10. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $67,323, and the median income for a family is $79,487. Males have a median income of $53,880 versus $37,835 for females. The per capita income for the city is $29,134. 3.4% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.0% of those under the age of 18 and 5.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Mukilteo has a car ferry terminal that connects to Clinton, on Whidbey Island. Clinton is a census-designated place and village located on south Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. ... Whidbey Island is an island in Puget Sound in Washington State, USA. It is located about 30 miles north of Seattle, and lies between the Olympic Peninsula and the I-5 corridor of western Washington. ...


Two state highways passing through Mukilteo are SR-525 and SR-526. Within the city, SR-525 Spur connects SR-525 to SR-526 to shunt Boeing Traffic out of the downtown residential area of Mukilteo, and attempt to prevent the traffic from interfeering with island bound traffic. Washington State Route 525, commonly known as SR-525, WA-525, or Highway 525, is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends almost 31 miles from Lynnwood in the east to an area near Keystone in the west, not counting a portion that is carried... Washington State Route 526, commonly known as SR-526, WA-526, Casino Freeway, Boeing Freeway or Highway 526, is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends almost 7 miles from Everett in the east to Mukilteo in the west. ... Washington State Route 525 Spur , SR-525 Spur, Spur-525, or Paine Field Boulevard; is a highway in Washington State that connects Washington State Route 525 in the south with Washington State Route 526 in the north. ...


External links

  • City of Mukilteo (http://www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us/)
  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=47.916148_N_-122.302939_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from MapQuest  (http://mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=47.916148&longitude=-122.302939&zoom=6) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=47.916148,-122.302939&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from TopoZone  (http://topozone.com/map.asp?lat=47.916148&lon=-122.302939&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA (http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-122.302939&lat=47.916148&w=2)
    • Satellite image from Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=47.916148,-122.302939&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Mukilteo Lighthouse, Mukilteo,Washington (992 words)
Overlooking the sound near the ferry landing in historic Mukilteo, the lighthouse is still active with its original Fresnel lens.
Mukilteo Light abreast the town of Mukilteo, has been in existence since 1906, marking the waterway at Point Elliot on the east side of Possession Sound along the searoad to Everett.
One of the longer tours of duty at Mukilteo was put in by Coast Guardsmen Vivian R. Corrie, who tended the light from 1946-1960.
Mukilteo, Washington City Tour - City of Mukilteo (658 words)
Though Mukilteo was officially incorporated on May 8, 1947, the city has a historic role in the development of the Puget Sound.
It was at Mukilteo that the Point Elliott Treaty was signed between Governor Isaac Stevens and the chiefs of 22 Puget Sound tribes on January 22, 1855.
According to the Mukilteo Historical Society, the town became the first settled by Europeans in 1858 and was the county seat of Snohomish County from 1861 to 1867, when the city of Snohomish became the county seat.
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