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Encyclopedia > Richland, Washington
Richland Police Station in foreground. Federal offices and courthouse in the background (white building).
Richland Police Station in foreground. Federal offices and courthouse in the background (white building).
One of a string of parks, Howard Amon Park, along the Columbia River in Richland, on a wintery January day. The conical structure to the right is an open-air stage referred to as "The Fingernail."
One of a string of parks, Howard Amon Park, along the Columbia River in Richland, on a wintery January day. The conical structure to the right is an open-air stage referred to as "The Fingernail."
The view of Rattlesnake Mountain from the Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland.
The view of Rattlesnake Mountain from the Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland.

Richland is a city in Benton County in southeastern Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima River and the Columbia River. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 38,708, with a 2005 population estimate of 43,520. Along with the nearby cities of Pasco and Kennewick, Richland is one of the Tri-Cities of Washington. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1072, 498 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1072, 498 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1235, 539 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1235, 539 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1054, 382 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1054, 382 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... “Washington State” redirects here. ... Washington State Route 10 winds past the Yakima River (©2004 Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust) The Yakima River south of Union Gap The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River in eastern Washington state, named for the indigenous Yakama people. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wind turbines above Pasco. ... The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). ... The Tri-Cities in the state of Washington are Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick. ...

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History

For centuries, the village of Chemna stood at the mouth of the current Yakima River. Today that village site is called Columbia Point. From this village the Wanapum, Yakama and Walla Walla Indians harvested the salmon runs entering the Yakima River. Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition visited there on October 17, 1805. The Wanapum Indian tribe formerly lived along the Columbia River from above Priest Rapids down to the mouth of the Snake River in what is now Washington. ... The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, or simply Yakama Nation (formerly Yakima), is a Native American group with nearly 9,000 enrolled members, living in Washington state. ... Walla Walla is a Native American group that lives on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. ... Illustration of a male Coho Salmon The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow to 1. ... William Clark William Clark (August 1, 1770 - September 1, 1838) was a Scottish-American explorer who accompanied Meriwether Lewis on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. ... Lewis and Clark The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804−1806) was the first United States overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back, led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark of the United States Army. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Formative years

In 1904-1905, W.R. Amon and his son Howard purchased 2,300 acres and proposed a town site on the north bank of the Yakima River. Postal authorities approved the designation of this town site as Richland in 1905. In 1906, the town was registered at the Benton County Courthouse. It was incorporated on April 28, 1910 as a Washington Fourth Class City. Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


The war years

Richland was a sleepy little farm town until the US Army purchased 1660 km² (640 mi² - half the size of Rhode Island) along the Columbia River for the war effort, evicting the 300 residents of Richland as well as those of the now vanished towns of White Bluffs and Hanford just upriver. The army turned it into a bedroom community for the workers on its Manhattan Project at the nearby Manhattan Engineering District (later the Hanford Nuclear Reservation). The population increased from 300 in July and August of 1943 to 25,000 by the end of World War II in August of 1945. Richland became a closed city (federally controlled Atomic Energy community), with access restricted to residents and other personnel authorized by the U.S. Army. Mail was postmarked Seattle and many addresses were misleading. All property and buildings were owned by the government. Housing was assigned to residents and token rent was collected; families were given houses or duplexes; single people were placed in apartments or barracks. Everything necessary was provided, from free bus service to light bulbs. The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Official language(s) English Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... The Manhattan Project resulted in the development of the first nuclear weapons, and the first-ever nuclear detonation, at the Trinity test of July 16, 1945. ... The Manhattan Project resulted in the development of the first nuclear weapons, and the first-ever nuclear detonation, at the Trinity test of July 16, 1945. ... Hanford Site plutonium production reactors along the Columbia River during the Manhattan Project. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 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... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 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. ...


An interesting aspect of the fact that much of the city was planned by the Army Corps of Engineers, is that many of the streets are named after famous engineers. For instance: The main street, George Washington Way is named after the first president, who was a surveyor; Stevens Drive is named after John Frank Stevens, chief engineer of the Panama Canal and Stevens Pass; Goethals Drive is named after George W. Goethals, designer of the Panama Canal; and Thayer Drive is named after Sylvanus Thayer, founder of the first professional school of engineering in the United States at Dartmouth College. The rule is that if alphabet houses reside on a given street, it is named either after an engineer, or after a type of tree. United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 military men and women. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... John Stevens is the name of a number of prominent people: Sir John Stevens (b. ... Two Panamas running the Miraflores Locks The Panama Canal (Spanish: ) is a major ship canal that traverses the Isthmus of Panama in Central America, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Oceans. ... Stevens Pass (el. ... George Washington Goethals George Washington Goethals (29 June 1858 - 21 January 1928) was a United States Army officer and civil engineer, best known for his supervision of construction and the opening of the Panama Canal. ... Sylvanus Thayer, painting by Robert Weir Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer (June 9, 1785 - September 7, 1872) also known as the Father of West Point was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an early advocate of engineering education in the United States. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ...


The end of the war

With the end of the war, that Hanford workers camp, originally located fifteen miles north of Richland at the old Hanford town site, was closed down. Although many of them disbanded as the war effort wound down, some of these workers moved to Richland, offsetting the depopulation that might otherwise have occurred.


The Cold War boom

Fears that the Soviet Union's intentions were aggressive set off the Cold War in 1947. When the Soviet Union developed and tested their first nuclear weapon in 1949, the U.S. nuclear program was reinvigorated. Richland's Cold War construction boom resulted in Richland's population growing to 27,000 people by 1952. Many of these people lived in a construction camp of trailers located in what is now north Richland. With time, these trailers were vacated and the core city grew. For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


Transition to Private Property

The government got out of the landlord business in 1957 when the real estate was sold to the residents. Most of the people lived in duplexes; senior tenants were given the option to purchase the building; junior tenants were given the option to purchase lots in a newly platted area of north Richland. Richland was incorporated in 1958 as a chartered First Class City, an open self-governed city. As part of the transition, large areas of undeveloped land became city property. Richland's financial dependency on the federal Hanford facility changed little at this time because Hanford's mission as a weapons materials production site continued during the Cold War years.


After the production boom

Kadlec Medical Center, a regional hospital in Richland.
Kadlec Medical Center, a regional hospital in Richland.

With the shutdown of the last production reactor in 1987, the area transitioned to environmental cleanup and technology. Now, many Richland residents are employed at the Hanford site in its environmental cleanup mission. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x841, 379 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x841, 379 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Richland contains many reminders of its past. Richland High School's sports teams are called the Bombers - complete with a mushroom cloud (at one point there was a campaign to change this to the more politically correct B-17 logo after the B-17G "Day's Pay" bought by Hanford workers in 1944 for the United States Army Air Forces, but the cloud still prevails). Less provacatively, Hanford, the other High School in town has a Falcon mascot. Some of the streets platted after 1958 are named after generals in the U.S. Army (Patton Street, MacArthur Street, Sherman Street, Pershing Avenue, and after various nuclear themes, (Einstein Avenue, Curie Street, Proton Lane, Log lane, and Nuclear Lane). A local museum (Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST)) features exhibits of nuclear technology. Richland High School is a public high school located in central Richland, Washington. ... The atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945 A mushroom cloud is a distinctive mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke, flame, or debris resulting from a very large explosion. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is an American four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC). ... The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was a part of the U.S. Army during World War II. The direct precursor to the U.S. Air Force, the USAAF formally existed between 1941 and 1947. ... George Smith Patton Jr. ... Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 - April 5, 1964), was an American general who played a prominent role in the Pacific theater of World War II. He was poised to command the invasion of Japan in November 1945 but was instead instructed to accept their surrender on September 2, 1945. ... Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman by Mathew Brady William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, and author. ... Photo portrait from May 1917 New York Times John Joseph Black Jack Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was a soldier in the United States Army. ... Einstein redirects here. ... The curie (symbol Ci) is a former unit of radioactivity, defined as 3. ... // Properties [1][2] In physics, the proton (Greek proton = first) is a subatomic particle with an electric charge of one positive fundamental unit (1. ... Logarithms to various bases: is to base e, is to base 10, and is to base 1. ...


Washington State University Tri-Cities was founded in northern Richland in 1989, growing out of a former Joint Graduate Center which had been affiliated with the University of Washington, Oregon State University and Washington State University. Richland is also home to Kadlec Medical Center, one of the best hospitals in eastern Washington. There is a developing "medical district", including a Columbia Basin College Medical Training Center near the Kadlec hospital complex. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... This is a list of hospitals in the state of Washington, USA. Aberdeen Grays Harbor Community Hospital Anacortes Island Hospital Arlington Cascade Valley Hospital Auburn Auburn Regional Medical Center Bellevue Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellingham St. ... Columbia Basin College is a two-year community college in Pasco, Washington. ...


Economy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Campus. PNNL has been operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Battelle Memorial Institute since 1965.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Campus. PNNL has been operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Battelle Memorial Institute since 1965.

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Technology

After the end of World War II Richland continued to be a center of production and research into nuclear energy, and related technology. 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... Nuclear energy is energy released from the atomic nucleus. ...


It has been the home of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory(PNNL)) since 1965. One of the two Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory sites is located immediately north of Richland. Numerous smaller high technology business and expert consultants have grown up around the Richland technology center as well. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a one of nine United States Department of Energy multiprogram national laboratories. ... The LIGO Hanford Control Room LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. ...


Major employers include Battelle Memorial Institute operating PNNL, Fluor Hanford, Inc. integrating work performed at Hanford, Bechtel National Inc. building a waste vitrification plant, Washington Closure providing waste management, Duratek Federal Services, Inc. providing services to the U.S. government, Energy Northwest generating nuclear power at a nearby reactor facility, CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc. providing technical consulting service, Areva creating nuclear fuel, Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. providing technology services and the U.S. Department of Energy which operates the Hanford Site. The Battelle Memorial Institute is a private not-for-profit applied science and technology development company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. ... Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) is the largest engineering company in the United States. ... Duratek is one of the world’s largest processors of Low Level Waste (LLW). ... Energy Northwest is a municipal corporation in Washington state tasked with building and operating power plants. ... CH2M HILL is a global provider of engineering, construction, and operations services for corporations, nonprofits, and federal, state, and local governments with regional offices worldwide. ... AREVA (Euronext: CEI) is a France-based multinational industrial conglomerate that deals in energy, especially in nuclear power. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government responsible for energy policy and nuclear safety. ... Hanford Site plutonium production reactors along the Columbia River during the Manhattan Project. ...


Agriculture

Agriculture is important in the Richland area; the Tri-Cities area of the Columbia Basin grows excellent produce. Richland hosts an important food processor, ConAgra/Lamb-Weston, which processes potatoes and other foods. The production of wine in the lower Columbia Basin has become one of the main industries. Central Richland as seen from the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. ... The Columbia Basin is the large area of Canada and the United States that is drained by the Columbia River. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, commonly grown for its starchy tuber. ... The Columbia Basin is the large area of Canada and the United States that is drained by the Columbia River. ...


Viticulture

Richland lies at the center of a flourishing viticulture area which produces internationally recognized wines in four major Washington appellations and serves as an ideal center for wine tours. The Columbia Valley appellation which surrounds Richland contains over 7,000 hectares planted to wine grapes. On the west the Yakima Valley appellation includes 5,000 hectares. To the east, the Walla Walla Valley appellation includes 500 hectares of wine grapes. To the immediate west, Red Mountain, with only 350 hectares planted to grapes, produces world-class wines (consistent award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons from Washington's first quarter-century of fine winemaking often rely on fruit from Red Mountain vineyards near Richland). Barnard Griffin Winery, Bookwalter Winery and Tagaris Winery, all located in Richland, are three of the many excellent regional wineries. Another 20 excellent wineries lie within a 15-minute drive from Richland, and more than 100 wineries within a 60-mile radius with more appearing yearly as the superior viticultural soils of the region are recognized. wine grapes Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) refers to the cultivation of grapes, often for use in the production of wine. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a delimited grape-growing region distinguishable by geographic features, with boundaries defined by the United States governments Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... Red Mountain is located in the Southeast corner of Washington state near the Tri-Cities. ... Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety of red grape mainly used for wine production, and is, along with Chardonnay, one of the most widely-planted of the worlds noble grape varieties. ...


Wine Tasting Rooms in Richland

Red Mountain Tasting Rooms

Nearby Wine Tasting Rooms

The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). ... Wind turbines above Pasco. ... Wind turbines above Pasco. ... Wind turbines above Pasco. ... The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). ... Wind turbines above Pasco. ...

Business and industry

The Tri-City Industrial Development Council promotes both agricultural related and technology related industries in the region.


Education

The Richland School District serves the cities of Richland and West Richland with eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools, Richland High School, Rivers Edge High School, and Hanford High School. The school district 2006 budget is about $70 million. There are 10,150 students and 1,100 employees. Columbia Basin College has a branch campus in Richland and the Washington State University, Tri-Cities campus is located in North Richland. Richland School District # 400 is the school district of Richland and West Richland, Washington. ... West Richland is a city located in Benton County, Washington. ... Richland High School is a public high school located in central Richland, Washington. ... Hanford High School is located on the northern edge of Richland, Washington. ... Columbia Basin College is a two-year community college in Pasco, Washington. ... Washington State University, Tri-Cities is a two-year public university located in Richland, Washington, the smallest of the Tri-Cities of Washington. ...


Recreation

The view of Rattlesnake Mountain, a windswept treeless sub-alpine ridge 1,060 meters high, from the Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland.
The view of Rattlesnake Mountain, a windswept treeless sub-alpine ridge 1,060 meters high, from the Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland.

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Golf

The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve shows Red Mountain in the foreground and Rattlesnake Mountain beyond it. Taken in January, this photo does not show the spectacular spring flower display.
The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve shows Red Mountain in the foreground and Rattlesnake Mountain beyond it. Taken in January, this photo does not show the spectacular spring flower display.

Richland's exceptional climate makes golf one of the most popular sports. Three golf courses designed for varying levels of skill are available in Richland and seven beautiful courses are found in the area. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1488x1984, 688 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1488x1984, 688 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ...


Outdoor activities

Richland has developed a number of parks, several of them fronting on the Columbia and Yakima Rivers. The rivers provide boating, water skiing, fishing, kayaking and waterfowl hunting opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Snow skiing and hiking are no more than 1-2 hours away.


Richland lies within a semi-arid, shrub-steppe environment, and has a number of interesting natural areas within or contiguous to the city: Shrub-steppe is low rainfall natural grassland ecoregion extending from southeastern Washington and eastern Oregon, through Idaho, Nevada, and Utah, and into western Wyoming and Colorado. ...

  • The Yakima River delta and wetlands lie within Richland and provide habitat for many birds and animals. The area around the Yakima delta provides a wooded variation of the normal shrub-steppe.
  • The Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve, located on the edge of Richland in the Richland GMA area, provides a spectacular view of the Tri-Cities as well as the Columbia and Yakima rivers. A non-profit group, Friends of Badger Mountain, worked to procure this shrub-steppe area that has most native vegetation intact and then in 2005 built a trail to the summit so others can enjoy it. The 2-kilometer trail rises 300 meters above the trailhead in Richland.
Richland Marina Park seen from the Yachting Club.
Richland Marina Park seen from the Yachting Club.
  • The Arid Lands Ecology Reserve, at the western edge of Richland on the Hanford Reservation, is the last remaining large block of undisturbed shrub-steppe habitat in the Pacific Northwest. The site has been closed to public since the 1940's, preserving its character. It is managed as an environmental research area and wildlife reserve.
  • North of Richland, the Hanford Reach, the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River in the U.S., provides both excellent sightseeing and superior salmon fishing. This free-flowing stretch flows through the Hanford Reach National Monument, which was created by Presidential proclamation in 2000, is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Volunteers are working to construct an interpretive center on Richland's Columbia Point at the confluence of the Yakima a Columbia; as of January 2006, $22M of the necessary funds are in hand and construction is expected later in the year.

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Professional sports

Three professional sports teams are found in the immediate area:

The Tri-City Americans are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League, based in Kennewick, Washington. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... 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 Stadium II St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform 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 berths (1) 1995... The Tri-Cities Fever is a professional indoor football team in the National Indoor Football League. ... National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football association based in the United States. ...

Little League World Series

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Geography

Location of Richland, Washington

Richland is located at 46°16′47″N, 119°16′53″W (46.279657, -119.281377)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 97.8 km² (37.8 mi²). 90.2 km² (34.8 mi²) of it is land and 7.6 km² (2.9 mi²) of it (7.79%) is water. Elevation at the airport is 120 m (394 ft). 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. ...


People and culture

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 38,708 people, 15,549 households, and 10,682 families residing in the city. The population density was 429.2/km² (1,111.8/mi²). There were 16,458 housing units at an average density of 182.5/km² (472.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.55% White, 1.37% African American, 0.76% Native American, 4.06% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.85% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 4.72% of the population. 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... 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 15,549 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...

Office buildings along Jadwin Avenue in Richland.
Office buildings along Jadwin Avenue in Richland.
Consolidated Information Center (CIC), which is operated jointly by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University (WSU). It is located on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland.
Consolidated Information Center (CIC), which is operated jointly by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University (WSU). It is located on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1147, 470 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1147, 470 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1022, 446 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1022, 446 KB) Summary Photos of Richland, Washington taken on a lovely 50°F Sunday, January 15, 2006 for the specific purpose of being uploaded to the Wikipedia. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $53,092, and the median income for a family was $61,482. Males had a median income of $52,648 versus $30,472 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,494. About 5.7% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 5.6% 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. ...


Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Richland ranks 83rd of 522 areas ranked in the state of Washington--the highest rank achieved in Benton County. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Famous residents

Joe Guse Prominent author and psychologist James N. Mattis is an United States Marine, a Lieutenant General currently serving as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is a leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities near Seattle, Washington. ... Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951)[1] is an American author, working in numerous genres. ... Larry Coryell Larry Coryell (April 2, 1943-) is an American jazz guitarist. ... Gene Conley (b. ... Westley Allan Dodd was a serial killer and child molester from Seattle, Washington. ... Nathan Gregor Mendel (born December 2, 1968 in Richland, Washington) is an American rock bassist. ... Foo Fighters are a alternative rock group formed by musician Dave Grohl in 1995. ... Jason Edward Repko (born December 27, 1980 in East Chicago, Indiana) is an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Hope Solo is the starting goalkeeper for the United States womens soccer team. ... First International Italy 1–0 USA (Jesolo, Italy; 18 August 1985) Largest win USA 12–0 Mexico (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991) USA 12–0 Martinique (Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 20 April 1991) Worst defeat Norway 4–1 USA (Lagos, Portugal; 19 March 1998) Canada 3–0 USA... Sharon Marie Tate (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was an American film actress. ... Joe Guse is an author originally from Richland Washington who has traveled extensively and written several books on a wide range of topics. ...


Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Hsinchu (新竹 pinyin Xīnzhú) is a large city in northern Taiwan. ...

See also

Hanford High School is located on the northern edge of Richland, Washington. ... The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a one of nine United States Department of Energy multiprogram national laboratories. ... Richland High School is a public high school located in central Richland, Washington. ... Richland School District # 400 is the school district of Richland and West Richland, Washington. ... Washington State University, Tri-Cities is a two-year public university located in Richland, Washington, the smallest of the Tri-Cities of Washington. ...

References

  • Richland, Celebrating Its Heritage; Barbara J. Kubik; City of Richland, Washington; 1994
  • Nuclear Culture: Living & Working in the World's Largest Atomic Complex; Paul Loeb; New Society Publishers; 1986; ISBN 0-86571-088-0
  • Federal City Revisited: Atomic Energy and Community Identify in Richland, Washington; Christine F. Noonan; Thesis-Ball State University; 2000
  • Hanford and the Bomb; S.L. Sanger, Living History Press; 1989; ISBN 0-9624867-0-1

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Bellevue | Everett | Seattle | Spokane | Tacoma | Tri‑Cities | Vancouver This is a list of cities in Washington, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Everett is the county seat and largest city in Snohomish County, Washington located 25 miles north of Seattle. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869  - Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City  142. ... Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City  58. ... Nickname: The City of Destiny Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State County Pierce  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (NP) Area    - City 162. ... Central Richland as seen from the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. ... Nickname: Vancouver USA, The Couve Motto: A colorful past, a bright future Location in Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Clark County Founded 1825 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Royce Pollard Area    - City  46. ...

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View of the downtown and marina of Anacortes, from the east Anacortes (pronounced ) is a city in Skagit County, Washington, USA. The population was 14,557 at the 2000 census. ... Arlington is a city located in northern Snohomish County, Washington, USA, bordered by the city of Marysville to the south. ... Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ... Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. ... Battle Ground is a city located in Clark County, Washington. ... Bellingham, Washington is the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Bonney Lake is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ... Bothell is a city located in the state of Washington. ... 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Wenatchee (IPA: ) is located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers near the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range in the U.S. State of Washington. ... West Richland is a city located in Benton County, Washington. ... Woodinville is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Location of Yakima in Washington Coordinates: Country United States of America State Washington County Yakima Incorporated December 1, 1883  - Mayor Dave Edler Area    - City  20. ...

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