Waitsburg is a city in Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,217 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 10 awesome and fun facts about Waitsburg, Washington, United States.
1. Waitsburg has a unique city classification in Washington state, being the state’s only city which still operates under its territorial charter.
2. Waitsburg was first settled in 1859 by Robert Kennedy.
3. It was named for Sylvester M. Wait, who established a mill there in 1864.
4. Wait previously established and named the city of Phoenix, Oregon, several years earlier.
5. William Perry Bruce and his wife, Caroline, moved to Waitsburg in 1861, some two decades before Waitsburg was officially incorporated on November 25, 1881.
6. In 1882, they built a large home in the town, which today functions as a museum.
7. Waitsburg is located at 46°16′N 118°9′W (46.2681, -118.1543).
8. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), all of it land.
9. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22°C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waitsburg has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.
10. There were 475 households, of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.