Dixie

Dixie

[dik-see]
Dixie, Lady Florence Caroline Douglas, 1857-1905, British traveler and writer; daughter of the 7th marquess of Queensberry. She visited Patagonia (1878-79) and wrote Across Patagonia (1880), the first of several vivid travel books. She was field correspondent (1879) of the London Morning Post in the Zulu War and was instrumental in securing the short-lived restoration (1883) of Cetshwayo, the Zulu king.
Dixie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. The population was 220 at the 2000 census.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Dixie ranks 96th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank achieved in Walla Walla County.

Geography

Dixie is located at (46.140782, -118.153897).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 220 people, 84 households, and 63 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 428.2 people per square mile (166.6/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 169.3/sq mi (65.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.45% White, 3.64% Native American, 4.55% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.91% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $40,714. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,650. About 7.1% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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