Sedro-Woolley, known as the Gateway to the North Cascades, has a population of 6,500 and is enjoying economic renewal through a more diverse economy.
Although it has been called "the town that logging built", still has several mills in the area, and a significant amount of logging is still going on, it has had to diversify in order to grow.
Sedro-Woolley celebrates their rich timber industry heritage every Fourth of July at the Annual Loggerodeo Celebration which boasts a lumberjack show and the biggest parade in Skagit County. The town was once called "Bug", it took its current name when the two cities merged: Sedro, a variation of the Spanish word for "cedar", and Woolley, named after Phillip A. Woolley.
Historic downtown has many murals on the buildings of historical logging scenes and quite a few restaurants boasting a hearty breakfast.
Just east of town on the Fruitdale Road is the Gateway Golf Course or you can drive out to Big Lake and play Overlook. They are both nine-hole courses with reasonable green fees.
The economy of Sedro-Woolley, WA employs 5.27k people. The largest industries in Sedro-Woolley, WA are Manufacturing (817 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (775 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (663 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,875), Finance & Insurance ($53,565), and Manufacturing ($45,991).
Median household income in Sedro-Woolley, WA is $47,602. Households in Sedro-Woolley, WA have a median annual income of $47,602, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States.
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