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Hatton is a town in Adams County, Washington, United States. The population was 98 at the 2000 census.
When the Northern Pacific Railway built its line through Adams County, they established a station where Hatton is and built a section and pump house. Prior to 1890, the station was named Twin Wells after the two wells that were drilled to water the railroad employees. In 1890, James Bronson established the first store and at the same time the post office was established with the name "Hatton". The name for the town was derived from the last names of the first postmistress, Belle Sutton, daughter of a local settler, and her new husband John Hackett, a Northern Pacific Railway agent from Twin Falls, Idaho<ref>Phillips, James W. Washington State Place Names. 8th ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1971. Print.</ref>. Bronson's store was purchased by Otis Algoe in 1897 who subsequently became postmaster<ref name="history">An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, Embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin Counties. Spokane, WA: Western Historical Publishing Company, 1904. Print.</ref>.
Hatton finally began to grow after 1901 and was platted on April 30, 1901 by James Bronson. By that time the town had four large warehouses, five stores, two hotels, a bank and a school<ref name="history"/>. A newspaper, The Hatton Hustler was established during that time. Hatton was officially incorporated on July 31, 1907.
Hatton is located at (46.775419, -118.827931). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.
Hatton is located within the region of Washington known as the Channeled Scablands and is situated on the west slope of the Providence Coulee with the Paradise Flats to the west and the Michigan Prairie to the east. The coulee was utilized by the Northern Pacific Railway for the construction of their main line from Portland, Oregon to Spokane.
As of the census of 2000, there were 98 people, 32 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 262.7 people per square mile (102.3/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 93.8/sq mi (36.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.59% White, 1.02% Native American, 16.33% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.33% of the population.
There were 32 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.58.
In the town the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,806. There were 11.1% of families and 21.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 31.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
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