Darrington, Washington

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Darrington, Washington

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High Points

Darrington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Washington):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Darrington Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Darrington Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Darrington, Washington

Comparing Darrington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Washington (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Age of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 4 1
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 4
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 7 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
People Living Alone 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Affordability of Rents 2 5

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Darrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NE of Everett, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles NE of Seattle, Washington
County Snohomish
Standard Zip Codes 98241
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.255
Longitude -121.6

Darrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 42 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 52 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 80.9 inches
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 51 to 74 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 100.5 inches
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 52 to 76 F
Oct Temp 43 to 57 F
Annual Precip 79.5 inches
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Darrington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,136 100%
Male 559 49.2%
Female 577 50.8%
Under 18 308 27.1%
18+ 828 72.9%
65+ 189 16.6%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.08
White 1,079 95%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 1.7%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 31 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.2%

Estimated Darrington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,333
Growth 197
Growth % 17.3%

Darrington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.1%
US/American 13.4%
Norwegian 11.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
English 10.8%
Irish 6.1%
Scottish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
Dutch 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Swedish 2.2%
Italian 1.9%
Welsh 1.7%
Danish 1.2%
French Canadian 1%
Czech 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Portuguese 0.6%
European 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Icelander 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Darrington 1,136 $44,063
Arlington 11,713 $51,941
Concrete 790 $34,464
Granite Falls 2,347 $52,150
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Darrington High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 202 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

Darrington Colleges

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