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Stevens County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Stevens County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the USA highlighting Washington
Washington's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 20, 1863
Seat Colville
Largest City Colville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,541 sq mi (6,581 km²)
2,478 sq mi (6,418 km²)
63 sq mi (163 km²), 2.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

43,791
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/-7
Website: www.co.stevens.wa.us
Named for: Isaac Stevens

Stevens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington along the Canada–US border. As of the 2014 United States Census, its population was 43,650. The county seat and largest city is Colville. The county was created in 1863 and named after Isaac Stevens, the first governor of Washington Territory.

Stevens County is included in the Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,541 square miles (6,580 km2), of which 2,478 square miles (6,420 km2) is land and 63 square miles (160 km2) (2.5%) is water.

Geographic features

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (part)
  • Colville National Forest (part)
  • Kaniksu National Forest (part)
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (part)
  • Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 996
1870 734 −26.3%
1880 1,245 69.6%
1890 4,341 248.7%
1900 10,543 142.9%
1910 25,297 139.9%
1920 21,605 −14.6%
1930 18,550 −14.1%
1940 19,275 3.9%
1950 18,580 −3.6%
1960 17,884 −3.7%
1970 17,405 −2.7%
1980 28,979 66.5%
1990 30,948 6.8%
2000 40,066 29.5%
2010 43,531 8.6%
Est. 2015 43,791 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 40,066 people, 15,017 households, and 11,022 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 17,599 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.05% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 5.66% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. 1.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.6% were of German, 18.9% United States or American, 10.0% English, 7.9% Irish and 5.0% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 15,017 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,673, and the median income for a family was $40,250. Males had a median income of $35,256 versus $23,679 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,895. About 11.50% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census,the population density was 17.6 inhabitants per square mile (6.8/km2). There were 21,156 housing units at an average density of 8.5 per square mile (3.3/km2). Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 24.6% were German, 14.2% were Irish, 13.7% were English, 6.4% were Norwegian, and 6.1% were American.

Of the  households, 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.9% were non-families, and 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 45.0 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,845 and the median income for a family was $51,544. Males had a median income of $46,721 versus $33,651 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,773. About 11.0% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities


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