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Encyclopedia > Sedro Woolley, Washington

Sedro-Woolley is a city located in Skagit County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,658. Skagit County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...

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History

Officially incorporated on December 19, 1898, Sedro-Woolley was formed from two neighboring rival towns known as Sedro and Woolley. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ...


The area formerly known as Sedro was first settled in 1884 by Mortimer Cook. He bought and cleared 34 acres along the Skagit River, near what is now Riverfront Park. He ran a general store there, opened a shingle mill and was the town's first postmaster. 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... The Skagit River is a river in southwestern British Columbia in Canada and northwestern Washington in the United States, approximately 150 mi (240 km) long. ... A general store is usually a retailer located in a small town or in a rural area with a broad selection of merchandise crammed into a relatively small space. ... If you are looking for different meanings of this word, see Postmaster (disambiguation) A postmaster is a term used in post offices to denote the head or master of the office. ...


Cook originally intended to name his town "Bug" due to the notable presence of mosquitos, however his wife protested, so he opted for "Cedra", the Spanish word for cedar, which then proceeded to become the town's official name. However, in an amusing fluke in local history, the correct spelling and pronunciation of this word was lost in the process and somehow became "Sedro". This article is about the insect; for the WWII aircraft see De Havilland Mosquito. ...


The area that became known as Woolley (just north of Sedro) was first settled in 1890 by Philip A. Woolley. The town of Woolley included a coal processing plant employing approximately 2000 people. Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ...


On May 15, 1922, a large circus elephant known as Tusko escaped from the Al G. Barnes Circus, which was making one of its stops in Sedro-Woolley, at that time. The elephant stomped his way through the little logging town and right into local history, demolishing fences, knocking over laundry lines and trees, telephone poles, and a Model T along the way! May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of animals, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea. ... Tusko formerly Ned, was a giant circus elephant captured at age 6 in Siam (now Thailand). ... 1908 Ford Model T advertisement The Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie and the Flivver) was an automobile produced by Henry Fords Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1928. ...


Local Culture

Sedro-Woolley is the home of the Loggerodeo.


Geography

Location of Sedro-Woolley, Washington

Sedro-Woolley is located at 48°30'18" North, 122°14'6" West (48.504917, -122.234938)GR1. Image File history File links WAMap-doton-Sedro-Wooley. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia 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 8.8 km² (3.4 mi²). 8.8 km² (3.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.29% is 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. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,658 people, 3,205 households, and 2,176 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.2/km² (2,547.7/mi²). There were 3,334 housing units at an average density of 378.6/km² (981.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.97% White, 0.25% African American, 1.59% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 3.25% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. 7.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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 were 3,205 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.14. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $37,914, and the median income for a family was $40,918. Males had a median income of $35,215 versus $23,636 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,517. 11.3% of the population and 10.7% of families were below the poverty line. 12.9% of those under the age of 18 and 16.1% 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. ...


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Coordinates: 48.504917° N -122.234938° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...


 
 

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