Twisp, Washington

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Twisp, Washington

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Twisp Walking and Biking to Work
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 13% Twisp Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Twisp Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Twisp, Washington

Comparing Twisp 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
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 2
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
People Above Poverty 2 3
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 8
Low Property Crime 6 9

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Twisp Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 99 miles E of Everett, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NE of Seattle, Washington
County Okanogan
Standard Zip Codes 98856
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.363
Longitude -120.121

Twisp Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 49 to 86 F
Oct Temp 31 to 62 F
Annual Precip 15 inches
Station METHOW 2 S
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 53 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 63 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
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Twisp Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 938 100%
Male 434 46.3%
Female 504 53.7%
Under 18 227 24.2%
18+ 711 75.8%
65+ 160 17.1%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.7
White 902 96.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1%
Other 7 0.7%
Mixed Race 15 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 2.8%

Estimated Twisp Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 915
Growth -23
Growth % -2.5%

Twisp 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 18%
US/American 14.5%
English 13.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.8%
Irish 10.6%
Norwegian 6.8%
Swedish 4%
European 3.2%
Scottish 2.7%
Dutch 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Italian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Canadian 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Twisp 938 $31,944
Brewster 2,189 $22,381
Conconully 185 $24,750
Okanogan 2,484 $33,947
Pateros 643 $39,375
Winthrop 349 $33,333
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Twisp High Schools (2004)

220 HWY 20
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.

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