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George Information


Population (year 2000): 528

Est. population in July 2002: 553 (+4.7% change)
Males: 286 (54.2%)

Females: 242 (45.8%)

Elevation: 222 feet

County: Grant

Land area: 0.6 square miles


Located at exit 149 on Interstate 90 in central Washington State, the City of George is the southern entrance to the Columbia Basin Plateau and the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project. Six miles east of George is the famous Gorge Amphitheater overlooking the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. We have sunny, dry and warm summers with temperatures in the 80's and 90's, and winters with cold temperatures and occasional snow. Our average annual precipitation averages 8 inches. With our proximity to the Interstate, we anticipate significant growth in the future.


For population 25 years and over in George

  • High school or higher: 37.5%

  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%

  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%

  • Unemployed: 25.9%

  • Mean travel time to work: 24.2 minutes


For population 15 years and over in George city

  • Never married: 20.6%

  • Now married: 61.3%

  • Separated: 3.3%

  • Widowed: 7.8%

  • Divorced: 7.0%


Hospitals/medical centers near George:

  • QUINCY VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; QUINCY, WA)

  • COLUMBIA BASIN HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; EPHRATA, WA)

  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (about 40 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to George:

  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 32 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; ID: EAT)

  • GRANT CO INTL (about 39 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; ID: MWH)

  • YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL/MCALLISTER FIELD (about 59 miles; YAKIMA, WA; ID: YKM)



RV PARKS

Basecamp at the Gorge

(206) 628-0888 for Reservations

785-2267 Campground Office


Crescent Bar Resort 787-1511

Quincy Valley Golf 787-3244

Stars & Stripes RV Park 787-0162

Villager RV Park 787-3515

Wild Horse Campground 785-2783

Trinidad Trading Post 787-3083

Shady Tree RV Park 785-2851

Oasis Park (Ephrata) 754-5102


WASHINGTON STATE PARKS

Wanapum State Park (Vantage) 856-2700

Sun Lakes State Park (Coulee City) 632-5583

Steamboat State Park (Banks Lake) 633-1304

Potholes State Park (Moses Lake) 765-7271