Yacolt is a town in Clark County, Washington, United States. The 2019 population is estimated to be 1,796. Take a look below for 10 interesting and amazing facts about Yacolt, Washington, United States.
1. Yacolt is derived from the Klickitat word “Yahkohtl,” meaning “haunted place” or “place of (evil) spirits.”
2. Another name it was known by was “the valley of lost children”.
3. In September 1902 the town, which consisted of only 15 buildings at the time, was nearly destroyed by the Yacolt Burn, the largest fire in state history.
4. Yacolt was rebuilt over time and officially incorporated on July 31, 1908.
5. Yacolt is located at 45°51′56″N 122°24′25″W (45.865506, -122.407028).
6. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.
7. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,566 people, 454 households, and 384 families living in the town. The population density was 3,132.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,209.3/km2). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 968.0 per square mile (373.7/km2).
8. The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.5% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
9. There were 454 households, of which 55.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 15.4% were non-families.
10. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.45 and the average family size was 3.68.