Quick Facts on Finley Washington

By: Joelane

Finley is located in Washington, United States and it is to the southeast of the bigger city of Kennewick. In the year of 2000 the population of this city was 5,770. Finley was founded in 1902 by a man named George Finley and this is obviously were the city gets its name from. George was a farmer who immigrated to Finley from the state of Nebraska. Only a small community of approximately 25 families lived in the city in 1908 but during the late 1950's the population increased enormously when the town of Hover was moved to Finley because of the building of the dam that caused the school to become named "River View High School". Access to railway lines as well as power grids in the 1950's and 1960's have encouraged a few chemical and industrial plants that are still in the city today.

The demographics of the city are as follows;

There were 5,770 people in the year of 2000, 1,987 households and 1,585 families living in Finley.

The racial makeup of the city is

White - 91.40%

Native American - 1.11%

African American - 0.03%

Pacific Islander - 0.12%

Asian - 0.24%

Other - 4.71%

Two or more races - 2.37%

The Latino or Hispanic of any race people took 8.99% of the population.

There were 1,987 households in the city and this is what they consisted of;

39.1% had kids under the age of 18 living with them

62.7% were husband and wife living together

10.5% had only a wife/single mother; no husband present

20.2% were non-families

So this city is fairly big, but it is also beautiful. Finley has many things for a family to see and do there so it makes a great vacation destination or just a weekend where you feel like getting away from home.

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