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Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Census snapshot: Index

  • The town of INdex in Snohomish County, Wash.

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    The town of INdex in Snohomish County, Wash.

This is one of a series of looks at Snohomish and Island county communities based on data from the U.S. Census of 2010. The Skykomish Indians lived in the Skykomish River valley where the town of Index eventually would be settled. A gold strike in 1889 at nearby Monte Cristo brought white prospectors and settlers. Amos D. Gunn and his wife, Persis, purchased a claim and a small cabin, according to They constructed a larger building, which became the primary hotel and supply depot for miners. In the 1890s, the Great Northern Railway was built, enabling Index to prosper as a shipping point for timber, copper and granite. The town, incorporated in 1907, was named for Index Mountain, which today is called Mount Baring. The Mount Index of today, which at 5,991 feet towers over the town, was known as West Index Mountain.

Index population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

Population, 2010178713,3356,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 201013.3%17.7%14.1%
Population, 2000157606,0245,894,121
Persons under 5 years10.1%6.6%6.5%
Persons under 18 years22.5%24.4%23.5%
Persons 65 years and over12.4%10.3%12.3%
Female persons52.8%50.0%50.2%
White persons95.5%78.4%77.3%
Black persons0.0%2.5%3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons0.0%1.4%1.5%
Asian persons1.7%8.9%7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders0.6%0.4%0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races1.7%4.6%4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin4.5%9.0%11.2%
White persons not Hispanic92.774.3%72.5%

More about the town of Index

Town of Index official website
Story tags » IndexDemographics

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