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Shoreline, Washington

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Shoreline is a city located in King County, Washington, 15 miles (24 km) north of Downtown Seattle. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,025, making it the 14th largest city in the state of Washington.

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History

White settlement in Shoreline began in 1890 with the platting of the neighborhood of Richmond Beach, on Puget Sound, in anticipation of the arrival of the Great Northern Railroad the next year. Over the next two decades, Shoreline was connected to Seattle via the Seattle-Everett Interurban streetcar line (1906) and a newly paved North Trunk Road (now Aurora Avenue N., Washington State Route 99) (1913), helping to increase its population.

The name "Shoreline" first came to be applied to this stretch of unincorporated King County in 1944, when it was given to the school district. Fifty-one years later, on August 31, 1995, Shoreline was officially incorporated as a code city and adopted the council-manager form of government. (See Washington city government.)

Geography

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Location of Shoreline, Washington

Shoreline is located at 47°45'23" North, 122°20'23" West (47.756519, -122.339657)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.3 km² (11.7 mi²). 30.2 km² (11.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.17% water.

There are 330 acres (1.3 km²) of park land in Shoreline, divided among 25 parks. Shoreview and Boeing Creek Parks, which abut Shoreline Community College, contain a ravine through which flows Boeing Creek on its way to Hidden Lake and Puget Sound.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 53,025 people, 20,716 households, and 13,486 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,755.8/km² (4,546.0/mi²). There are 21,338 housing units at an average density of 706.6/km² (1,829.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 76.99% White, 2.77% African American, 0.91% Native American, 13.23% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 4.27% from two or more races. 3.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 20,716 households out of which 30.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% are non-families. 26.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $51,658, and the median income for a family is $61,450. Males have a median income of $40,955 versus $33,165 for females. The per capita income for the city is $24,959. 6.9% of the population and 4.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.1% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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