About Yacolt, WA
Yacolt is a town in Clark County, Washington. The 2019 population is estimated to be 1,796.
Yacolt is derived from the Klickitat word “Yahkohtl,” meaning “haunted place” or “place of (evil) spirits.” Another name it was known by was “the valley of lost children”. In September 1902 the town, which consisted of only 15 buildings at the time, was nearly destroyed by the Yacolt Burn, the largest fire in state history. Yacolt was rebuilt over time and officially incorporated on July 31, 1908.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,566 people, 454 households, and 384 families living in the town. The population density was 3,132.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 484 housing units at an average density of 968.0 per square mile.