Marcus, Washington — Town — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Stevens Area – Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2) – Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2) – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2) Elevation 1,391 ft (424 m) Population (2010) – Total 183 – Density 915.0/sq mi (191.2/km2) Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8) – Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7) ZIP code 99151 Area code 509 FIPS code 53-43395 GNIS feature ID 1522718
Marcus was named for Marcus Oppenheimer who settled in the area in 1863.
Marcus was a supply and transportation base for northward-bound travellers during the Big Bend Gold Rush of the 1860s in the Colony of British Columbia due to its location just above Kettle Falls, a wall to river navigation. In 1865 the steamboat Forty-Nine was built at Marcus to attempt the run to the goldrush boomtown of La Porte at the foot of the infamous Dalles des Morts or "Death Rapids", which were located in the immediate vicinity of the rush and were the upper barrier to river navigation. Regular service from Marcus to La Porte did not begin until 1866 due to difficult winter conditions at the Narrows of the Arrow Lakes on the first attempt in 1865.
Marcus is located at (48.664206, -118.064179).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 117 people, 48 households, and 33 families residing in the town. The population density was 495.3 people per square mile (188.2/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 220.1 per square mile (83.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.73% White, 0.85% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.
There were 48 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the town the age distribution of the population shows 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,798. There were 25.0% of families and 28.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 41.2% of under eighteens and 5.3% of those over 64.
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- ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 54. ISBN 9780918664006. http://books.google.com/books?id=CoWrPQAACAAJ.
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
Municipalities and communities of Stevens County, Washington Cities Towns Unincorporated
Bossburg | Pinkney City
Steamboats of the Arrow Lakes Steamboats and tugs
- Forty-Nine (1865)
- Kootenai (1885)
- Northport WA
- Ft. Colville WA
- Graham Landing
- Carrolls Landing
- East Arrow Park
- Arrow Park
- West Demars
- St. Leon
- Halcyon Hot Springs
- Galena Bay
- Downie Creek
- La Porte
- Columbia and Kootenay Steam Navigation Company
- Canadian Pacific Railway Lake and River Service
- Interior Tug & Transport Company
Geographic features Owners, captains and personnel Modern ferry lines Railway connections British Columbia steamboats
- Upper Fraser, Nechako and Stuart Rivers
- Skeena River
- Arrow Lakes and Columbia River
- Slocan Lake
- Kootenay Lake
- Columbia Lake-East Kootenay
- Lakes Route (Seton, Anderson and Lillooet Lakes)
- Lake Okanagan
- Skaha Lake
- Stikine River
- Peace & Finlay Rivers
- Inside Passage
- Gulf of Georgia-Lower Fraser
Pacific Northwest steamboats
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