Nespelem is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Take a look below for 10 awesome and interesting facts about Nespelem, Washington, United States.
1. The population was 236 at the 2010 census.
2. The town is located on the Colville Indian Reservation.
3. The name Nespelem is derived from a local Native American term meaning “large flat meadow”.
4. Nespelem was founded by the Yakama leader Chief Kamiakin and officially incorporated on April 15, 1935.
5. It is the site of a historic Nez Perce cemetery.
6. Among those buried there is Chief Joseph.
7. Nespelem is located on the Nespelem River at 48°9′59″N 118°58′32″W (48.166278, -118.975685).
8. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.
9. This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Nespelem has a dry-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated “Dsb” on climate maps.
10. The median age in the town was 30 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 15.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 21.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.