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The population of Hoquiam is approximately 8,995 (1998), 8726 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,973 (1990), 3480 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hoquiam is 16.467 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hoquiam is 6.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 10.705 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hoquiam to Washington DC is 2539 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 48 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hoquiam is positioned 46.97 degrees north of the equator and 123.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hoquiam elevation is 12 - 300 feet above sea level.
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Hoquiam location: in Grays Harbor County on the western coast of Washington within the protected harbor of Grays Harbor. Nearby towns are: Aberdeen, Cosmogolis, Central Park, and Montesano. It is 48 miles from the state capital, Olympia.

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Climate & Weather

Hoquiam average annual rainfall is 56 inches per year
The average summer temperature is 60 degrees F.
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Hoquiam history:

The first sawmill in Hoquiam opened in 1882 and Forest products of been a large part of the economy since that time. The natural outlet, Grays Harbor, is a perfect place for these products to be sent out.

The name, Hoquiam, comes from the Chehalis Indian word, "Ho-qui-umpts," which means "hungry for wood." It was named thus because of the large amount of blown-down timber the local Indians found at the mouth of the river. The name is pronounced - Ho-qwe-um.

The first theater in the state of Washington to show talking movies was the Seventh Street Theatre at 313 7th St. in Hoquiam. It was built in 1927-28.
The incorporation date of Hoquiam: 1890, May 21

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Hoquiam attractions:

The area west of town in the tideflats houses many migrating birds in the spring and fall. Bowerman Basin, a part of the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, is a great place for birdwatchers, particularly during the last part of April when there can be more than a million shorebirds making their appearances.

Arnold Polson Park and Museum
1611 Riverside Ave.
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: (360) 533-5862
A 26 room mansion which once belonged to Arnold Polson, a lumber businessman of the area. You can now see a pictorial history of the communities of Gray Harbor as well as various changing exhibits. A rose garden is also part of the grounds.

Hoquiam's Castle
515 Chenault Ave
Phone: (360) 533-2005
This home of Lumber magnate, Robert Lytle, was built in 1897 and restored in 1971. It is a turretted 26 room mansion complete with antiques and chandeliers. As part of the restoration an early 20th century saloon was re-created in part of the mansion. The "Castle" is now a national historic site.

Ocean City State Park
148 State Route 115
Hoquiam, WA 98550-9627
Phone: 360-289-3553

Olympic Stadium
101 28th St
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: 360-532-9313

Here is a tourism site for Grays Harbor.

The Lady Washington is moored in Grays Harbor. Built in Aberdeen, The Lady Washington is an historic reproduction of the ship sailed by Captain Robert Gray on his first northwest voyage.

Things to see and do in the area.

Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge - Many birds stop here during their semi-annual migrations. In April, during the peak of spring migration, a Shorebird Festival is held. A boardwalk helps to make the viewing of the birds an enjoyable time.

The Riverside Dike Trail
Take a walk down the Hoquiam River and enjoy the sights, including several beautiful mansions.

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