Curlew, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 1,623.
Males: 898  (55.4%)
Females: 725  (44.6%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99118

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,631 (it was $28,611 in 2000)
Curlew:

$32,631
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,927 (it was $11,915 in 2000)

Curlew CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,226 (it was $84,500 in 2000)
Curlew:

$133,226
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $162,413; Detached houses: $189,356; Mobile homes: $104,064; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $19,244
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  • White alone - 1,337 (83.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 80 (5.0%)
  • Hispanic - 62 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 59 (3.7%)
  • Other race alone - 52 (3.2%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Curlew: 169.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1800 feet

Land area: 304.1 square miles.

Population density: 5.3 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Curlew:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 22.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Curlew CCD:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 12.8%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Curlew, Washington as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Curlew to the number of sex offenders is 812 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Curlew CCD:  1.0% ($850)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Curlew satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (100.1 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (186.2 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1023.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Malo, WA (2.4 miles) , Curlew Lake, WA (3.3 miles ), Torboy, WA (3.8 miles) , Republic, WA (4.2 miles ), Orient, WA (4.3 miles) , Laurier, WA (4.3 miles) , Orient-Sherman, WA (4.4 miles ), Barstow, WA (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 48.89 N, Longitude: 118.60 W

Area code: 509

Curlew household income distribution Curlew home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Social assistance (13%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

Work and jobs in Curlew: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Curlew, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Curlew-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 212.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from Curlew center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 203.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 403.3 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 480.4 miles away from Curlew center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 161.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ferry County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Bud Podbielan - Baseball player.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Curlew:

  • Whitworth University (about 96 miles; Spokane, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 99 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 101 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)
  • Spokane Community College (about 102 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 108 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • North Idaho College (about 118 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 129 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)

Public high schools in Curlew:

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Notable locations in Curlew: Curlew Administration Site (A), Ferry / Okanogan Fire District 14 (B), Ansorge Hotel Museum (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Curlew Creek (A), Long Alec Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Antique Car Museum (17812 North Highway 21).

Hotel: Curlew Motel (23 Boulder Creek Road).

Ferry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Curlew and their reported violations in the past:

CURLEW WATER & SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 324, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

26.2%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.1%
Whole state:

4.6%
187 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
185 people in job corps and vocational training facilities in 2000
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Curlew compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (53%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Curlew CCD (based on Ferry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 16.71%
Here: 16.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents39.4%16.2%16.2%8.6%19.7%
Congregations28.6%14.3%7.1%7.1%42.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ferry County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ferry County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Ferry County:

9.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Ferry County:

23.4%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

13.9%

9.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.78%
Washington average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spokane County, WA  1.25% ($30,519 average AGI)
from Stevens County, WA  1.16% ($30,200)
from Okanogan County, WA  0.65% ($23,000)


9.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.61%
Washington average:

7.07%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  1.63% ($19,457 average AGI)
to Stevens County, WA  1.21% ($32,692)
to King County, WA  0.70% ($20,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Curlew:

  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOMW (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Curlew:

  • K219DQ (90.5 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KQWS (90.1 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K270AE (101.9 FM; REPUBLIC, WA; Owner: FERRY COUNTY ACTION LEAGUE, INC.)
  • KMJY-FM (104.5 FM; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: ALC COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Curlew:

  • K03EJ (Channel 3; CURLEW & MALO, WA; Owner: FRANSON PEAK TELEVISION ASSN., INC.)
  • K09MP (Channel 9; CURLEW & MALO, WA; Owner: FRANSON PEAK TELEVISION ASSN., INC.)
  • K11NB (Channel 11; CURLEW & MALO, WA; Owner: FRANSON PEAK TELEVISION ASSN., INC.)
  • K59BW (Channel 59; BONNERS FERRY, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K13NV (Channel 13; CURLEW & MALO, WA; Owner: FRANSON PEAK TELEVISION ASSN., INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Franson Peak (Lat: 48.855861 Lon: -118.632778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN248
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:
  • Franson Peak (Lat: 48.855861 Lon: -118.632778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN385
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Franson Peak 3 Km Sw (Lat: 48.855556 Lon: -118.631389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPTL682
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.587 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/26/2021, Certifier: Larry D Beardslee
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Curlew)
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