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10 Obscure And Awesome Facts About Union Gap, Washington, United States

Union Gap is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,047. Take a look below for 10 obscure and awesome facts about Union Gap, Washington, United States.

1. Union Gap has become the retail hub for the entire Yakima Valley as a result of Valley Mall and other thriving businesses being located here.

2. Part of the city is part of the Yakama Nation.

3. The town is so named due to the small Yakima River water gap with which it shares its name, in the east–west ranging hill-line at 46.529N, 120.472W.

4. Through this gap proceeds US 97 & I-82, Thorp road, the Yakima river, and Ahtanum creek.

5. The city of Union Gap was originally named Yakima City and was officially incorporated on November 23, 1883.

6. When bypassed by the Northern Pacific Railroad in December 1884, over 100 buildings were moved with rollers and horse teams to the nearby site of the depot.

7. The new city was dubbed North Yakima. In 1918 North Yakima was changed to simply Yakima, and the original town to the south was named Union Gap.

8. Union Gap is located at 46°33′30″N 120°29′26″W (46.558237, -120.490566).

9. Liberty Bottleworks, a water bottle manufacturer, operates out of a plant in Union Gap that employs 18 people.

10. There were 2,061 households, of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% 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 3.43.

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