Mossyrock is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 759 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and obscure facts about Mossyrock, Washington, United States.
1. The city began as a trading post named Mossy Rock in 1852, after a 200-foot (61 m) high moss-covered rock at the east end of Klickitat Prairie.
2. The Indian name for the area of Mossyrock was Coulph.
3. Mossyrock was officially incorporated on January 2, 1948.
4. Mossyrock is located at 46°31′47″N 122°29′3″W (46.529844, -122.484269).
5. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), all of it land.
6. As of the census of 2010, there were 759 people, 272 households, and 196 families living in the city. The population density was 1,116.2 inhabitants per square mile (431.0/km2). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 444.1 per square mile (171.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 71.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 25.4% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.8% of the population.
7. There were 272 households, of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.24.
8. The median age in the city was 32.9 years. 30% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.
9. The city hosts an annual, three-day Blueberry Festival the first weekend of August, honoring the local blueberry farming economy. Begun in 2006, the event’s large turnout requires the entirety of Klickitat Prairie Park, with pie eating contests, farm tours, car shows and musical performances.
10. The Mossyrock Area Action League, who oversee and schedule the festival, gear activities toward family-friendly fare, including attention towards children’s games and crafts.