Woodway, Washington

Summary

Woodway, Washington
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Location of Woodway, Washington
Location of Woodway, Washington
Coordinates: 47°47′24″N 122°22′56″W / 47.79000°N 122.38222°W / 47.79000; -122.38222Coordinates: 47°47′24″N 122°22′56″W / 47.79000°N 122.38222°W / 47.79000; -122.38222
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountySnohomish
Incorporated1958
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorCarla Nichols
Area
 • Total1.43 sq mi (3.71 km2)
 • Land1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Water0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)
Elevation
203 ft (62 m)
Population
 • Total1,307
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
1,391
 • Density1,190.92/sq mi (459.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98020
Area code,206, 425
FIPS code53-79835
GNIS feature ID1512815[4]
Websitetownofwoodway.com

Woodway is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,307 at the 2010 census.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Woodway ranks 6th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. It is also the highest rank achieved in Snohomish County.

History

The community was founded in 1914 by attorney turned real estate developer David Whitcomb, who acquired 320 acres (130 ha) and began developing "Woodway Park".[5] The city includes areas north and south of the original Woodway Park which offer one third acre lots and 1-acre (4,000 m2) lots in addition to the 2-acre (8,100 m2) lots in the park where the original secluded, wooded environment remains.

Woodway was officially incorporated on February 26, 1958, in an effort to protect the heavily forested area from development and avoid annexation by Edmonds.[6][7] Lot sizes were deed restricted to a minimum of 2 acres (8,100 m2). The city was named for its natural setting by a real estate developer.[8] At that time, Woodway high school students attended the old Edmonds High school until the new Woodway High School was opened in 1970. In 1990, this school merged with Edmonds High School to create Edmonds Woodway High School.

Woodway became a city in 1986 but continues to use the Edmonds post office. Well into the 1980s, the city lacked businesses, sidewalks, and parks; it was almost entirely zoned for single-family homes, which were among the most expensive in Snohomish County.[5]

Woodway is the only city in Snohomish County in area code 206, but some areas were switched to area code 425 in 1997.[9]

Geography

Woodway is located at the southwestern edge of Snohomish County, bordered to the north and east by Edmonds and the south by Shoreline in King County. Puget Sound lies to the west of the town, including an unincorporated area known as Point Wells.[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.90 square miles (10.10 km2), of which, 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2) is land and 2.79 square miles (7.23 km2) is water.[11]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960713
197087923.3%
1980832−5.3%
19909149.9%
20009362.4%
20101,30739.6%
Est. 20191,391[3]6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
U.S. Census Estimate (2019)[13]

2010 census

As of the 2010 U.S. census, there were 1,307 people, 448 households, and 373 families living in the city. The population density was 1,177.5 inhabitants per square mile (454.6/km2). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 419.8 per square mile (162.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.5% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Native American, 7.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.[2]

There were 448 households of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.7% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.18.[2]

The median age in the city was 45.8 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.9% were from 25 to 44; 37.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.[2]

2000 census

As of the 2000 census, there were 936 people, 336 households, and 280 families living in the city. The population density was 840.1 people per square mile (325.6/km²). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 307.9 per square mile (119.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.12% White, 0.32% Native American, 3.85% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.[14]

There were 336 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.7% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.02.[14]

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 24.4% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.[14]

The median income for a household in the city was $101,633, and the median income for a family was $109,428. Males had a median income of $86,928 versus $33,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $51,613. About 0.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Government and politics

Woodway's town hall, opened in 2013

Woodway is an incorporated code city, but its official name remains the Town of Woodway. It has a mayor–council government with six elected officials on four-year terms: the mayor and five town councilmembers.[15] Woodway's town hall was moved in 2013 to a new building designed by GGLO.[16]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Decennial Census Tables". United States Census Bureau. September 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Woodway, Washington". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. September 10, 1979. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Casey, Carolyn (September 16, 1987). "Main Streets: Residents of 'secret' town cherish their quiet lifestyle". The Seattle Times. p. H1.
  6. ^ "Woodway O.K's Incorporation". The Seattle Times. February 19, 1958. p. 29.
  7. ^ A Short History of the Town of Woodway (PDF)
  8. ^ Phillips, James W. (1971). Washington State Place Names. University of Washington Press. p. 162. ISBN 0-295-95158-3. OCLC 1052713900. Retrieved November 18, 2019 – via The Internet Archive.
  9. ^ Brooks, Diane (November 14, 1997). "Mayor's call splits up Woodway". The Seattle Times. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  10. ^ Brunner, Jim (March 11, 1999). "Sewage is lesser 'evil'". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  12. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Washington: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019". United States Census Bureau. May 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  14. ^ a b c d "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: Woodway city, Washington" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved May 26, 2020 – via Puget Sound Regional Council.
  15. ^ "Woodway Municipal Code Chapter 1.08: Classification of Town". Town of Woodway. Retrieved September 30, 2019 – via Code Publishing.
  16. ^ "Woodway Town Hall". GGLO. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  17. ^ Farr, Sheila (December 9, 2001). "The House That Morris Graves Built". The Seattle Times. p. 18. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
  18. ^ tlp, 333 (April 6, 2009). "Matt Cameron's House". Virtual Globetrotting. Retrieved January 16, 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)[unreliable source?]

External links

  • City website