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Pasco (IPA: [ˈpæs ko]) is a city located in Franklin County, in the state of Washington, USA. Pasco is the county seat of Franklin CountyGR6. Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...


Pasco one of three cities that make up the Tri-Cities region of the state of Washington; a mid-sized metropolitan area of approximately 200,000 people that also includes the cities of Kennewick and Richland. Central Richland as seen from the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. ... Kennewick is a city located in Benton County in south east Washington State. ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ...


The April 1, 2006 population of Pasco was estimated by the Washington State Office of Financial Management at 46,494. Pasco is, in terms of net percentage growth, the fastest-growing city in the state of Washington, and has been for the past several years[citation needed]. April 1, 2006 was an April Fools Day falling on a Saturday. ...

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History

On October 16, 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped in the Pasco area, at a site now commemorated by Sacagawea State Park. The area was frequented by fur trappers and gold traders. In the 1880s, the Northern Pacific Railway was built near the Columbia River, bringing many settlers to the area. Pasco was officially incorporated on September 3, 1891. It was named by Virgil Bogue, a construction engineer for the Northern Pacific Railway, after Cerro de Pasco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, where he had helped build a railroad. In its early years, it was a small railroad town, but the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam in 1941 brought irrigation and agriculture to the area, as well as determining the site of a nuclear power plant at the nearby Hanford Site. October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Lewis and Clark The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first United States overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. ... Sacagawea (Sakakawea, Sacajawea, Sacajewea; see below) (c. ... A fur trapper is a person who is involved the capture of wild mammals for their fur. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... A Northern Pacific train travels over Bozeman Pass, June 1939. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Cerro de Pasco (population 70,000) is a city in central Peru. ... Planes view of the Andes, Peru. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... For the town, see Coulee Dam, Washington. ... A nuclear power station. ... Hanford was a small agricultural community in Benton County, Washington. ...


With the Hanford Site and related Manhattan Project in the 1950s, the entire Tri-Cities area grew rapidly. However, most of the population influx resided in Richland and Kennewick as Pasco remained primarily driven by the agricultural industry. After the end of World War II, the entire region went through several "boom" and "bust" periods, cycling approximately every 10 years and heavily based on available government funding for Hanford-related work. Due to its relatively higher poverty level, Pasco was seen by many as the least desirable of the three cities and over time became the smallest in terms of population. Farming continued to be the economic base for most of the city. Hanford was a small agricultural community in Benton County, Washington. ... This page is about the World War II nuclear project. ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ... The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


In the late 1990s, forseeing another Hanford-related boom period, several developers purchased large farm circles in Pasco for residential and commercial development. Since that time, Pasco has undergone a transformation that has not only seen its population overtake the neighboring city of Richland, but also has resulted in growth in the city's retail and tourism industries. Recently incorporated land on the West side of the city has exploded into new housing tracts, apartments, and shopping centers. This area of the city has become referred to locally as "West Pasco", distinguishing it from the older area of town to the East. In addition to an influx of new residents to the region, many residents of the Tri-Cities have moved from Richland and Kennewick to West Pasco due to its central location, and virtually all-new housing and business. With the Tri-Cities population appearing to reach a point of critical mass, the growth in West Pasco will likely continue into the foreseeable future. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Critical mass is a sociodynamic term to describe the existence of sufficient momentum in a social system such that the momentum becomes self-sustaining and fuels further growth. ...


Geography & Climate

Pasco is located at 46°14′19″N, 119°6′31″W (46.238507, -119.108534)GR1. Image File history File links WAMap-doton-Pasco. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 78.3 km² (30.2 mi²). 72.7 km² (28.1 mi²) of it is land and 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²) of it (7.08%) is 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 mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ...


As Pasco is located in Southeastern Washington, the city lies in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountain Range. As a result, the area is a windswept desert, receiving little precipitation throughout the year. Hot summers and cold winters provide a stark contrast to other areas of the state. For the television series see Rain Shadow. ... Mount Adams in Washington state The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanos called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ...


The massive Columbia River borders the south side of the city, separating it from the neighboring cities of Richland and Kennewick. The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ...


Demographics

The Franklin County courthouse in Pasco during restoration in 2005.

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 32,066 people, 9,619 households, and 7,262 families residing in the city. In 2005, the Washington State Office of Financial Management estimates the number to be 44,190. The population density was 440.9/km² (1,141.9/mi²). There were 10,341 housing units at an average density of 142.2/km² (368.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.76% White, 3.22% African American, 0.77% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 37.44% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 56.26% of the population. There were 9,619 households out of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.3 and the average family size was 3.79. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1724x1157, 467 KB) Courthouse in Pasco, Washington – under reconstruction. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1724x1157, 467 KB) Courthouse in Pasco, Washington – under reconstruction. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... 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. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...

Lampson Crane yard, Port of Big Pasco, in Pasco.
Lampson Crane yard, Port of Big Pasco, in Pasco.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.5% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1984x1488, 705 KB) Lampson Cranes in Pasco, Washington. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1984x1488, 705 KB) Lampson Cranes in Pasco, Washington. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $34,540, and the median income for a family was $37,342. Males had a median income of $29,016 versus $22,186 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,404. About 19.5% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.4% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over. 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. ...


Government

The City of Pasco exercises the Council-Manager form of government with an elected body of 7 council members, 5 of which are from specific districts within the city, and 2 from at-large. The council semi-annually elects amongst itself a Mayor that runs meetings, signs certain documents, and acts in ceremonial capacity; and a Mayor Pro-Tem that acts in the Mayor's absence. The City Manager is chosen by council as a professional administrator and runs day-to-day operations of the city including management of staff. Council members are considered part-time legislators. Those elected in 2006 and after receive $900 per month and mayors receive $1,100 a month. The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


The City also has a number of advisory boards appointed by the Council and includes citizen volunteers that giver their time and expertise in dealing with issues including parks, senior citizen issues, planning, code enforcement, etc.


Economy

Due to the agricultural region in which it sits, several large food processing companies have a presence in the city of Pasco. Simplot, ConAgra Foods, Reser's Fine Foods, and Twin City Foods are just some of the companies that have chosen Pasco in which to base a part of their operations. In recent years, the region has become a large player in Washington State's booming wine industry. Gordon Brothers Cellars, Kamiak Vineyards, and Preston Premium Wines are just a few of the local Pasco area wineries that contribute to this industry. The J.R. Simplot Company, commonly referred to as Simplot, was founded in 1923 as a one-man business by 14-year-old John Richard Simplot near the small agricultural community of Declo, Idaho. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... Resers Fine Foods, Inc. ...


Pasco is home to the Tri-Cities Airport a regional commercial and private airport. The Tri-Cities Airport is the only commercial airport in the Tri-Cities area and is served by several major airlines with direct flights to Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. Additional commercial transportation is also done through extensive barge and Northern Pacific Railway and Interstate 182. Some of the biggest Pasco employers include Hanford nuclear facility, Burlington Northern, Lamb Weston, Boise Cascade, Tyson Foods, Energy Northwest, Fluor Hanford Inc., Bechtel National Inc., and Batelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.[1] Tri-Cities Airport (IATA: PSC, ICAO: KPSC) is a public airport located 2 miles (3 km) northwest of Pasco, in Franklin County, Washington, USA. It is the third largest commercial airport in the State of Washington and has 3 runways. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... A Northern Pacific train travels over Bozeman Pass, June 1939. ... Interstate 182 (abbreviated I-182) is a short 15 mile interstate spur route of Interstate 82 located in the Tri-Cities region of Washington state. ... Hanford Site plutonium production reactors along the Columbia River during the Manhattan Project. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Idaho railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Kentucky railroads | Minnesota railroads | Missouri railroads | Montana railroads | Nebraska railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | South Dakota railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads | Wyoming railroads ... Boise Cascade LLC, which uses the trade name Boise, is an American pulp and paper company, ranked as the thirteenth biggest pulp and paper company in the world. ... Tyson Foods, Inc. ... Energy Northwest is a municipal corporation in Washington state tasked with building and operating power plants. ... Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) is the largest engineering company in the United States, ranking as the 6th-largest privately owned company in the U.S. With headquarters in San Francisco, Bechtel had 40,000 employees as of 2005 working on projects in nearly 50 countries with $18. ...


Education

Pasco is served by the Pasco School District and Columbia Basin College. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Columbia Basin College is a two-year community college in Pasco, Washington. ...


Pasco High School is currently the city's only public high school, and is one of the largest in the state of Washington. However, due to the rapid growth of the city in recenty years, a second high school was approved via a voter bond and is currently under construction. Chiawana High School will open in Fall 2009. The school recently adopted the Riverhawks as their mascot with school colors of navy blue and silver. Pasco High School, located at 1108 N. 10th Avenue in Pasco, Washington, is the largest high school in the Tri-Cities of Washington. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


With a rapidly growing campus, Columbia Basin College is the largest public two-year community college in Southeastern Washington with a student body of nearly 7,000 students. The college was founded in 1955 and serves students from the entire Tri-Cities region. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recreation

Among all of Pasco's annual activities and events, the most popular is the Pasco Farmers Market, located in downtown Pasco. The market is open from May through October each year, drawing a large regional crowd and providing an outlet for farmers selling fresh produce.


The Fiery Food Festival is another popular event held each September. This one-day event celebrates spicy foods of all varieties, and highlights the thriving Hispanic culture that lives in the city. Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Hispanic world. ...


Pasco hosts the Tri-City Dust Devils baseball club of the Northwest League. The Dust Devils are a Class A team of the Colorado Rockies. The team plays during summer months during its relatively short season. The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... The Northwest League of Professional Baseball is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northwestern United States and western Canada. ... Dust Devil Johnsonville, South Carolina A dust devil is a rotating updraft, 1000 meters or more high and tens of meters in diameter. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Ballpark Coors Field (1995–present) Mile High Stadium (1993-1994) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (0) None Wild card...


Pasco is located along a major stretch of the 22-mile Sacagawea Heritage Trail, an interactive educational and recreational hiking/biking loop that circles the Tri-Cities area. Sacagawea (Sakakawea, Sacajawea, Sacajewea; see below) (c. ... Heritage Trail is a 26-mile-long multiuse rail trail connecting Dubuque and Dyersville, Iowa. ...


Pasco has several waterfront parks along the Columbia River, as well as easy river access for boaters, fishers, and skiers at any of the free boat launches. The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ...


The TRAC (Trade Recreation Agricultural Center) is a large complex located in West Pasco which hosts regional events, including (but not limited to) conventions, meetings, sporting events, and concerts. The TRAC is located near the booming Road 68 corridor of West Pasco.


Transportation

Connections Greyhound Lines Other information Opened 1998 Code PSC Owned by City of Pasco Traffic Passengers (2006) 22,128 11. ...

Famous citizens

Pasco is the birthplace of

Pasco is also the early childhood home of James Wong Howe, Academy Award winning cinematographer. Brian Keith Urlacher (born May 25, 1978) is an American football player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ray Washburn (born Ray Clark Washburn on May 31, 1938 in Pasco, Washington) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... mcv ... Ron Silliman (born August 5, 1946 in Pasco, Washington) is a contemporary American poet. ... Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: )[1] (born February 21, 1962) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist born in Pasco, Washington. ... Kristine W Promo Shot Kristine W (Kristine Weitz) (b. ... Shauna OBrien (born August 18, 1988 in Cork, Cork Boi, IRL) is a model, actress in B-movies and an erotic actress. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...   Bruce Eugene Kison (born February 18, 1950 in Pasco, Washington) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1971-1979), California Angels (1980-1984) and Boston Red Sox (1985). ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... mcv ... Keith A. Moore (born December 15, 1985), is a Nerdcore rapper, Flash animator, and webcomic artist from Pasco, Washington better known by the stage name Beefy. ... Nerdcore hip hop, or geeksta rap, is a subgenre of hip hop music that is performed by nerds or geeks, and is characterized by themes and subject matter considered to be of general interest to nerds. ... James Wong Howe (黃宗霑; pinyin: Huáng Zōngzhān) (August 28, 1899 - July 12, 1976) is considered one of the greatest cinematographers in movie history. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... A Cameraman-Reporter during a MINUSTAH mission in 2007 (Photo: Patrick-André Perron A cinematographer is one photographing with a motion picture camera (the art and science of which is known as cinematography). ...

There are three distinct American men with this name who are well-known for their athletic achivement: Roy Williams, wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Bennett Park (1894-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (10) 2006 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 1940... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...

Sister Cities

Kennewick is a city located in Benton County in south east Washington State. ... Tri-Cities is an appellation used to refer to several municipal areas in the United States, each of which consists mainly of three small cities of approximately the same size and regional importance. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... It has been suggested that Andromeda-Milky Way collision be merged into this article or section. ... Richland is the name of some places in the United States of America: Richland, Connecticut Richland, Georgia Richland, Iowa Richland, Michigan Richland, Mississippi Richland, Missouri Richland, Nebraska Richland, New York Richland, Oregon Richland, Pennsylvania Richland, Texas Richland, Washington Richland, Wisconsin Richland, Richland County, Wisconsin Richland, Rusk County, Wisconsin Richland Township... Tri-Cities is an appellation used to refer to several municipal areas in the United States, each of which consists mainly of three small cities of approximately the same size and regional importance. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... It has been suggested that Andromeda-Milky Way collision be merged into this article or section. ...

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