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Hunts Point, Washington
—  Town  —
Location of Hunts Point, Washington
Coordinates: 47°38′12″N 122°13′50″W / 47.63667°N 122.23056°W / 47.63667; -122.23056
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Area
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 443
 - Density 1,516.6/sq mi (585.6/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98004
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-32755[1]
GNIS feature ID 1512315[2]

Hunts Point is a town located in the Eastside, a region of King County, Washington, United States, and part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The town is located on a small peninsula surrounded by Lake Washington, and is near the suburbs of Medina (to the southwest), Clyde Hill (to the south), Yarrow Point (on another peninsula to the east), and Kirkland (to the northeast), as well as the city of Bellevue (to the east). As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 443.

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History

Leigh S. J. Hunt, a resident of nearby Yarrow Point, acquired the property of Hunts Point some time after 1870. He wanted it so that he could cut down the tall evergreen trees which grew out at the end, obstructing his view of Seattle.

Around 1900, the property was taken over by Puget Sound National Bank and sold to a group of Seattle men who used it as a family retreat for Sunday picnics and summer camping.

Before the creation of the two Lake Washington bridges, residents commuted to Seattle via the Gazelle, a small ferry which chugged into Cozy Cove each morning at 7:15.

A clubhouse was built in 1913 at what is now 3655 Hunts Point Road. The clubhouse became the center of social activity on Hunts Point through the 1920s. That same year, the women of Hunts Point formed the charitable organization - The Eastside Circle of the Seattle Fruit and Flower Mission (later called The Overlake Service League) which continues to this day.

In the 1950s, Stan Sayer, owner of the famous Slo Mo unlimited hydroplane, housed the boat at the end of Hunts Point Road.

Hunts Point was officially incorporated on August 22, 1955.

  • 1957 Fairweather Basin developed, turning marshland into prime residential property.
  • 1960 - first sewers installed.
  • 1963 - Evergreen Point Bridge completed, putting Hunts Point only minutes from Seattle.
  • 1988 - Wetherill Nature Preserve dedicated

Geography

Hunts Point is located at 47°38′12″N 122°13′50″W / 47.63667°N 122.23056°W / 47.63667; -122.23056 (47.636754, -122.230598).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it is land and 3.33% is water.

Politics

Hunts Point is part of the 48th Legislative District of Washington State. The current legislators for the district are:

Hunts Point is part of Washington State Congressional District 8, represented by Congressman Dave Reichert, Republican.

George W. Bush has made a fund raising stop to the small town in each of his last two presidential campaigns. The August 22, 2003 visit ended up costing the town $23,000 for police security for the visit. [1] [2]

The town of Hunts Point, along with neighboring Yarrow Point, has no agreement with the King County Library System precluding residents from this service [3].

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1960 428
1970 578 35.0%
1980 483 −16.4%
1990 514 6.4%
2000 443 −13.8%
Est. 2008 472 6.5%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 443 people, 165 households, and 131 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,516.6 people per square mile (589.8/km²). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 636.8/sq mi (247.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.81% White, 0.45% African American, 2.71% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population. 21.4% were of English, 11.5% German, 10.9% European, 5.9% Swedish and 5.0% Dutch ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 165 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $179,898, and the median income for a family was $200,000. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $40,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $113,816. None of the families and 1.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.6% of those over 64.

Notable Residents, past and present

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Further reading

"Our History". Town of Hunts Point. http://www.ci.hunts-point.wa.us/history.htm. Retrieved February 9 2005.  

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