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Encyclopedia > West Richland, Washington

West Richland THIS IS A CITY??????????? is a 22 square mile city in Benton County, Washington, United States, served by two elementary schools (Tapteal and William Wiley) and a middle school (Enterprise), with an annual budget of about 30 million dollars. The population was 8,385 at the 2000 census, however in 2006 Washington Office of Financial Management estimated that the population had grown to 10,520. The city is generally included in the Tri-Cities (for purposes of counting population, etc.), even though that technically makes four cities (along with Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco). Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Central Richland as seen from the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. ... The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ... Pasco (IPA: ) is a city located in Franklin County, in the state of Washington, USA. Pasco is the county seat of Franklin CountyGR6. ...

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History

West Richland was officially incorporated on June 17, 1955. At the time the city was founded, Richland, Washington was owned by the U.S. Government by virtue of the Manhattan Project. A number of residents had chaffed at the government's regulations, and as a result many of them had moved across the Yakima River, where it was possible to purchase land and own (rather than rent) a house. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ... The Manhattan Project resulted in the creation of the first nuclear weapons, and the first-ever nuclear detonation, known as the Trinity test of July 16, 1945. ... 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. ...


Geography

Location of West Richland, Washington

West Richland is located at 46°17′32″N, 119°21′16″W (46.292085, -119.354417)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.8 mi² (56.5 km²). 21.7 mi² (56.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 mi² (0.2 km²) of it (0.41%) 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 mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,385 people, 2,937 households, and 2,305 families residing in the city. The population density was 386.1/mi² (149.1/km²). There were 3,092 housing units at an average density of 142.4/mi² (55.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.18% White, 0.56% African American, 0.50% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.83% 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 were 2,937 households out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.24. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $57,750, and the median income for a family was $61,813. Males had a median income of $50,785 versus $29,595 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,499. About 3.9% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 6.7% 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. ...


Businesses

Hot and Sweet -- A donut and sandwich shop known for its light, inexpensive donuts.


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West Richland, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
West Richland is a 22 square mile city in Benton County, Washington, United States, served by two elementary schools, with an annual budget of about 30 million dollars.
West Richland was officially incorporated on June 17, 1955.
At the time the city was founded, Richland, Washington was owned by the U.S. Government by virtue of the Manhattan Project.
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