Sprague, Washington

Sprague, Washington

Sprague is a city in Lincoln County, Washington, United States. The population was 490 at the 2000 census.

Eugene E. Lindsey, World War II naval hero, was born in Sprague.

History

Sprague was officially incorporated on November 28, 1883.

Mary Queen of Heaven Parish Church in Sprague, Washington was originally built in 1883. The current church, erected in 1902 on the site of the original church and blessed by the Bishop of Nesqually, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior in 1990.

Geography

Sprague is located at (47.298974, -117.977532).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 490 people, 216 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 780.8 people per square mile (300.3/km²). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 385.6/sq mi (148.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.47% White, 2.65% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 1.63% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.65% of the population.

There were 216 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,079, and the median income for a family was $31,750. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,912. About 8.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

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