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Encyclopedia > Port Angeles, Washington
Port Angeles
Port Angeles harbor and the Olympic Mountains
Motto: The center of it all
Coordinates: 48°06′47″N 123°26′27″W / 48.11306, -123.44083
Country United States
State Washington
County Clallam
Incorporated 1890
Government
 - Mayor Karen Rogers
Area
 - City  63.1 sq mi (163.3 km²)
 - Land  53.0 sq mi (26.1 km²)
 - Water  10.1 sq mi (137.2 km²)
Elevation  32 ft (17 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 18,397
 - Density 347/sq mi (703.9/km²)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98362
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-55365GR2
GNIS feature ID 1524581GR3
Early morning photograph from the pier tower

Port Angeles is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. According to the 2000 census, its population is 18,397, making it the largest city on the Olympic Peninsula. Port Angeles is the county seat of Clallam County.GR6 The area's harbor was dubbed Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles (Port of Our Lady of the Angels) by Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza in 1791, but by the mid-1800s the name had been shortened and partially Anglicized to its current form.[1] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Olympic Mountains The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington in the United States. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links WAMap-doton-Port_Angeles. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Port Angeles is home to Peninsula College and is the birthplace of football hall of famer John Elway. It was a location in the novels Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. The city is served by William R. Fairchild International Airport, and ferry service is provided across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on the M/V Coho. Peninsula College is a community college located in Port Angeles, Washington with satellite operation in Forks and Port Townsend. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... For other uses, see Twilight (disambiguation). ... New Moon is a young adult, horror, and romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer. ... Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. ... Stephenie Meyer (born December 24, 1973) is the author of the book Twilight and its sequels New Moon and Eclipse. ... William R. Fairchild International Airport (IATA: CLM, ICAO: KCLM) is a public airport located in Clallam County near the Strait of Juan de Fuca, three miles (5 km) northwest of Port Angeles, Washington, USA. History The airport was developed from 1934 through 1948 by the Works Progress Administration, the U... The Strait of Juan de Fuca separates Vancouver Island of British Columbia from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Sister city

The city of Mutsu, Aomori, Japan, is a sister city of Port Angeles. The cities have an exchange student program set up through the Port Angeles School District. Mutsu (むつ市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... An exchange student is a student (usually from high school or university) who temporarily goes abroad and lives with a host family in a foreign country, and attends school there. ...


Geography

Port Angeles is located at 48°6′47″N, 123°26′27″W (48.112969, -123.440713).GR1 According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 163.3 km² (63.1 mi²), of which 26.1 km² (10.1 mi²) is land and 137.2 km² (53.0 mi²) (84.00%) 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 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. ...


Media

Newsradio 1450 KONP is the local radio station offering news, sports, information and talk programming on AM 1450. (founded 1945) [1]
The local newspaper is the Peninsula Daily News, originally the Port Angeles Evening News (founded 1916). [2]


Recreation and arts

Port Angeles is known for its abundance of outdoor activities, including rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, sailing, skiing, surfing, and SCUBA diving. The Olympic National Park is headquartered in Port Angeles, and the city is a popular gateway for travelers visiting the park. Hurricane Ridge is a 30-minute drive to the south. Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... Scuba diving is swimming underwater while using self-contained breathing equipment. ... Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the far northwestern part of the state known as the Olympic Peninsula. ... A view of Hurricane Ridge in the fall taken near the visitor center. ...


Port Angeles is known for its eccentric artwork in the downtown area. There are many sculptures found on and along the sidewalks, such as metallic sea horses and sea gulls, some of which are mounted on wooden planks and some on the concrete sidewalk itself. These sculptures are changed from season to season, though some of the more popular sculptures have remained for many years.[citation needed] The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... Sculptor redirects here. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 18,397 people, 8,053 households, and 4,831 families residing in the city. The population density is 704.0/km² (1,823.1/mi²). There are 8,682 housing units at an average density of 332.2/km² (860.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.35% White, 0.69% African American, 3.26% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race make up 2.34% of the population. 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. ... 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 are 8,053 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% are non-families; 34.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.84.


In the city, the population's distribution is 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is US$33,130, and the median income for a family is $41,450. Males have a median income of $33,351 versus $25,215 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,903. About 9.9% of families and 13.2% of the population are below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over. “USD” redirects here. ... 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. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Port Angeles Federal Building. Historic Federal Buildings. General Services Administration. Retrieved on 2007-04-30.

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Coordinates: 48.112969° N 123.440713° W A storytelling festival is often an annual event that features local, regional and/or nationally known oral storytellers. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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