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Encyclopedia > Tumwater, Washington
Tumwater Falls of the Deschutes River, Tumwater, Washington.

Tumwater is a city in Thurston County, Washington near where the Deschutes River enters Budd Inlet, the southernmost point of Puget Sound. The population was 12,698 at the 2000 census. Thurston County, which includes the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, has a population of 224,100. Image File history File links Tumwater_Falls. ... Image File history File links Tumwater_Falls. ... Thurston County is a county located in the U.S. 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. ... Tumwater Falls of the Deschutes River, Tumwater, Washington. ... Budd Inlet from Olympia, WA Budd Inlet is a southern arm of Puget Sound. ... Puget Sound For the liberal arts university located in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... Thurston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Lacey is a city located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Coordinates: , County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ...

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History

Before Tumwater received its current name, it was known as Bush Prairie after the founding settler George Washington Bush. He was a former slave and later cattle rancher and father of William Owen Bush. Tumwater was founded next to the falls of the Deschutes River at the south end of Puget Sound as New Market in 1846 by a group of pioneers led by Michael Simmons, making it the first United States settlement on the Puget Sound. The name was changed to Tumwater after a Chinook Jargon word meaning "Tumbling Water". Tumwater was officially incorporated on November 12, 1875. Puget Sound For the liberal arts university located in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Michael Simmons is the author of the bestselling book,The Student Success Manifesto: How to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity. ... Puget Sound For the liberal arts university located in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... Chinook Jargon was a trade language (or pidgin) of the Pacific Northwest, which spread quickly up the West Coast from Oregon, through Washington, British Columbia, and as far as Alaska. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


From 1896-2003, Tumwater was well known regionally as the home of the Olympia Brewing Company. The Olympia Brewing Company began producing beer in 1896 at a site along the Deschutes River and continued until Prohibition. After Prohibition ended, a new brewery was erected just upstream from the original site. This brewery was eventually purchased by SABMiller and closed on July 1, 2003. Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Olympia Brewing Company was a brewery in Tumwater, Washington which existed from 1896 until 2003. ... The Olympia Brewing Company was a brewery in Tumwater, Washington which existed from 1896 until 2003. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Tumwater Falls of the Deschutes River, Tumwater, Washington. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... SABMiller (South African Breweries - Miller) (LSE: SAB, JSE: SAB,Official site) is one of the world’s largest brewers, with brewing interests and distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

Location of Tumwater, Washington

Tumwater is located at 47°0′28″N, 122°54′40″W (47.007768, -122.911074)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.1 km² (10.1 mi²). 25.8 km² (9.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.29%) 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. ...


Demographics

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Tumwater ranks 89th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank in Thurston County. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,698 people, 5,659 households, and 3,253 families residing in the city. The population density was 492.7/km² (1,276.1/mi²). There were 5,953 housing units at an average density of 231.0/km² (598.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.41% White, 1.39% African American, 1.24% Native American, 3.90% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 3.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.08% 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. ... 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 were 5,659 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.82. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $43,329, and the median income for a family was $54,156. Males had a median income of $41,778 versus $32,044 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,080. About 4.3% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% 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. ...


High School Debate

Tumwater is well-known for its high school debate team, which has qualified for state in Lincoln-Douglas debate every year since its reformation in the 2005-06 school year. State contendors have included Randy Porter, Chris Comley, and Jordan Hess. Other state qualifiers and notables in oratory, dramatic interp, and impromptu speaking have included Jess Emde, Jennifer Kim, Holly Jacobs, Emma Rice, and Melinda Wilson. Members compete bi-monthly in high school and university tournaments in Southwest Washington and Oregon. Credit for the success of the team is attributed to Cher Lottino and junior/senior english teacher Scott Hess.


High School Football

Tumwater is also known for its high school football programs. The town has supported athletics at Tumwater High School, where the team is called the Thunderbirds, and the recently formed Black Hills High School. Most of the success can be directed toward Tumwater head coach Sid Otton, who took over the reigns in 1973. In the 2005 season the school broke the all-time Washington state wins record of 273 wins. During Otton's tenure, Tumwater has won four state titles and made the state playoffs 18 times. Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Tumwater, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (638 words)
Tumwater is a city in Thurston County, Washington near where the Deschutes River enters Budd Inlet, the southernmost point of Puget Sound.
Tumwater was founded next to the falls of the Deschutes River at the south end of Puget Sound as New Market in 1846 by a group of pioneers, making it the first United States settlement on the Puget Sound.
Tumwater was officially incorporated on November 12, 1875.
Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce (331 words)
Founded in 1845, historical Tumwater is located between Seattle and Portland on Interstate-5, serving the traveler with a central location for exploring Puget Sound and all its beauty, including Mt. Rainier, Mt. St.Helens, Pacific Ocean beaches, and the Olympic Peninsula and rain forest.
The Tumwater School District is the third largest district in Thurston County, and higher education is served by nearby community, state and private colleges.
Residents are well-served by the Tumwater medical community, with many outstanding private practices, clinics and health care professionals, and nearby hospitals.
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