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Klickitat County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Washington
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|Founded||December 20, 1859|
|Named for||Klickitat Tribe|
|• Total||1,904 sq mi (4,930 km2)|
|• Land||1,871 sq mi (4,850 km2)|
|• Water||33 sq mi (90 km2) 1.7%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||11.6/sq mi (4.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
Klickitat County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2020 census, the population was 22,735. The county seat and largest city is Goldendale. The county is named after the Klickitat tribe.
Klickitat County was created out of Walla Walla County on December 20, 1859. Samuel Hill was an early promoter of the area, promoting better roads and building local landmarks such as a war memorial replica of Stonehenge (Maryhill Stonehenge) and a mansion that would become the Maryhill Museum of Art. The Sam Hill Memorial Bridge across the Columbia River is named after him.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,904 square miles (4,930 km2), of which 1,871 square miles (4,850 km2) is land and 33 square miles (85 km2) (1.7%) is water.
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|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 census, there were 20,318 people, 8,327 households, and 5,626 families living in the county. The population density was 10.9 inhabitants per square mile (4.2/km2). There were 9,786 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.7% white, 2.4% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 5.6% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 10.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry,
Of the 8,327 households, 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.4% were non-families, and 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age was 45.3 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,398 and the median income for a family was $46,012. Males had a median income of $43,588 versus $31,114 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,553. About 13.7% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
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