Description of Gold Bar, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA from Wikipedia

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Gold Bar is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,014 at the 2000 census.

Gold Bar started as a prospectors camp in 1889, named by a miner who found traces of gold on a river gravel bar. After Gold Bar became a construction camp for the Great Northern Railway, anti-Chinese sentiment was inflamed by a shooting fray started by disreputable camp followers. To save the lives of the threatened Chinese, construction engineer Eduard Bauer slipped them out of camp in hastily-constructed coffins. Gold Bar was officially incorporated on September 16, 1910. The 1940 population was 307.3

Gold Bar is located at 47°51′15″N 121°41′36″W / 47.85417°N 121.69333°W / 47.85417; -121.69333 (47.854044, -121.693199).4

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is land and 0.93% is water.

Gold Bar is adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park.
Historical populations
Census Pop. %±
1920 353

1930 304 −13.9%
1940 307 1.0%
1950 305 −0.7%
1960 315 3.3%
1970 504 60.0%
1980 794 57.5%
1990 1,078 35.8%
2000 2,014 86.8%
Est. 2009 2,114 5.0%

As of the census1 of 2000, there were 2,014 people, 705 households, and 525 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,887.2 people per square mile (726.7/km²). There were 769 housing units at an average density of 720.6/sq mi (277.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.56% White, 0.40% African American, 0.70% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 1.39% from other races, and 4.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.28% of the population.

There were 705 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,714, and the median income for a family was $48,152. Males had a median income of $40,250 versus $25,815 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,712. About 5.6% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.


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Description author: Tim Sage (Request Authorship Credit)


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