Medical Lake, Washington

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Medical Lake, Washington
Location of Medical Lake, Washington
Location of Medical Lake, Washington
Coordinates: 47°34′17″N 117°41′00″W / 47.57139°N 117.68333°W / 47.57139; -117.68333
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountySpokane
Area
 • Total3.64 sq mi (9.43 km2)
 • Land3.40 sq mi (8.81 km2)
 • Water0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Elevation
2,425 ft (739 m)
Population
 • Total5,060
 • Estimate 
(2015)
4,942
 • Density1,488.2/sq mi (574.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
99022
Area code509
FIPS code53-44690
GNIS feature ID1512452[1]
Websitewww.medical-lake.org

Medical Lake is a city in Spokane County, Washington. The population was 5,060 at the 2010 census. Medical Lake has a psychiatric hospital named Eastern State Hospital.

History[change | change source]

The city of Medical Lake was founded in 1890. The city is named after a nearby lake. The Spokane Native American tribe which lived in the area for a long time, thought the water from the lake could heal sickness and injuries. White settlers who moved to the area in the 1870s, sold salts from the lake as medicine.

References[change | change source]

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.