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20 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Woodway, Washington, United States

Woodway is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,307 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 20 interesting and awesome facts about Woodway, Washington, United States.

1. Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Woodway ranks 6th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.

2. It is also the highest rank achieved in Snohomish County.

3. The community was founded in 1914 by attorney turned real estate developer David Whitcomb, who acquired 320 acres (130 ha) and began developing “Woodway Park”.

4. The city includes areas north and south of the original Woodway Park which offer one third acre lots and 1-acre (4,000 m2) lots in addition to the 2-acre (8,100 m2) lots in the park where the original secluded, wooded environment remains.

5. Woodway was officially incorporated on February 26, 1958, in an effort to protect the heavily forested area from development and avoid annexation by Edmonds.

6. Lot sizes were deed restricted to a minimum of 2 acres (8,100 m2).

7. The city was named for its natural setting by a real estate developer.

8. At that time, Woodway high school students attended the old Edmonds High school until the new Woodway High School was opened in 1970.

9. In 1990, this school merged with Edmonds High School to create Edmonds Woodway High School.

10. Woodway became a city in 1986 but continues to use the Edmonds post office.

11. Well into the 1980s, the city lacked businesses, sidewalks, and parks; it was almost entirely zoned for single-family homes, which were among the most expensive in Snohomish County.

12. As of 2021, no part of Woodway is zoned for commercial use.

13. Woodway is the only city in Snohomish County in area code 206, but some areas were switched to area code 425 in 1997.

14. Woodway is located at the southwestern edge of Snohomish County, bordered to the north and east by Edmonds and the south by Shoreline in King County.

15. Puget Sound lies to the west of the town, including an unincorporated area known as Point Wells.

16. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.90 square miles (10.10 km2), of which, 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2) is land and 2.79 square miles (7.23 km2) is water.

17. As of the 2010 U.S. census, there were 1,307 people, 448 households, and 373 families living in the city. The population density was 1,177.5 inhabitants per square mile (454.6/km2). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 419.8 per square mile (162.1/km2).

18. The racial makeup of the city was 87.5% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Native American, 7.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

19. There were 448 households, of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.7% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% 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 3.18.

20. The median age in the city was 45.8 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.9% were from 25 to 44; 37.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

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