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15 Fascinating And Fun Facts About George, Washington, United States

George is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 501 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 15 fascinating and fun facts about George, Washington, United States.

1. The “humorous homage” to President George Washington has landed George, Washington on lists of unusual place names.

2. The city also celebrates national holidays such as the Fourth of July, and Washington’s Birthday, with cherry pies.

3. The world’s largest cherry pie is also baked every year on July 4, and served to a crowd.

4. George began as a large irrigation district between Quincy and Moses Lake.

5. In the early 1950s, the need for a town to support the local agriculture business was evident, and the Bureau of Land Management agreed to 339 acres (1.37 km2) for this purpose.

6. The sole bid was that of a local pharmacist, Charlie Brown, who invested his own money into the venture and solicited planning help from a University of Washington instructor. The plan included streets, utilities, etc.

7. When filing the papers for the town with the BLM, Brown decided that the town should be named after the first President of the United States, George Washington.

8. The citizens of the town have named their streets after varieties of cherries grown in the area, such as Bing and Royal Anne.

9. The town was officially incorporated on July 4, 1957 at a ceremony including Governor Albert Rosellini and a 1,000-pound (450 kg) cherry pie.

10. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all of it land.

11. At the 2010 census there were 501 people, 131 households, and 109 families living in the city.

12. The population density was 376.7 inhabitants per square mile (145.4/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 126.3 per square mile (48.8/km2).

13. The racial makeup of the city was 38.1% White, 1.4% Native American, 59.9% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 75.0%.

14. Of the 131 households 60.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.8% were non-families. 8.4% of households were one person and 2.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.82 and the average family size was 4.14.

15. The median age was 24.8 years. 35.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 14.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 15% were from 45 to 64; and 6.4% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

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