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Northport, Washington
—  Town  —
Location of Northport, Washington
Coordinates: 48°54′52″N 117°46′56″W / 48.91444°N 117.78222°W / 48.91444; -117.78222
Country United States
State Washington
County Stevens
 - Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 - Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,365 ft (416 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 336
 - Density 592.7/sq mi (228.9/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99157
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-50045[1]
GNIS feature ID 1523920[2]

Northport is a town in Stevens County, Washington, United States. The population was 336 at the 2000 census.



Northport was officially incorporated on June 1, 1898 but has a history stretching back to the 1880s when it was a port and shipbuilding centre for steamboat services running northwards into British Columbia during construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, related to its location at a stretch of the Columbia known as the Little Dalles, a rapids and narrows that was a barrier to navigation and which also was an alternate name for Northport itself.[3][4][5]


Northport is located at 48°54′52″N 117°46′56″W / 48.91444°N 117.78222°W / 48.91444; -117.78222 (48.914460, -117.782331)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 336 people, 151 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 592.7 people per square mile (227.6/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 315.8/sq mi (121.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.94% White, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.36% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 36.4% 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 2.23 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,719, and the median income for a family was $26,875. Males had a median income of $28,929 versus $16,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,679. About 15.9% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.5% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Steamboats of the Columbia" article in Trails In Time website by Walter Volovsek
  4. ^ Mills, Randall V., Sternwheelers up Columbia, page 86, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1947 ISBN 0-8032-5874-7
  5. ^ Turner, Robert D., Sternwheelers and Steam Tugs, page 1, Sono Nis Press, Victoria, BC 1984 ISBN 0-919203-15-9
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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