Wauconda, Washington, has a rich history as a past boom town; it was founded as a mining community in 1898. It grew to a population of 1,000 at its peak but eventually closed down when mines weren't performing. That part of Wauconda exists as a ghost town.
The current Wauconda is much smaller than the original, and its commercial district is made up of a post office, restaurant, gas station, and general store, all owned by a single private owner. In fact, the entire town was put up on eBay and sold to a couple in 2010. Needless to say, the town has few residents.