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Stevens County Courthouse in Colville
Location within the U.S. state of Washington
Washington's location within the U.S.
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|Founded||January 20, 1863|
|Named for||Isaac Stevens|
|• Total||2,541 sq mi (6,580 km2)|
|• Land||2,478 sq mi (6,420 km2)|
|• Water||63 sq mi (160 km2) 2.5%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||18/sq mi (7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
Stevens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington along the Canada–US border. At the 2010 census, its population was 43,531. As of July 2020, the population was estimated to be 46,360. 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.
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.
- Pend Oreille County – east
- Spokane County – southeast
- Lincoln County – southwest
- Ferry County – west
- Kootenay Boundary Regional District, British Columbia – northeast
- Regional District of Central Kootenay, British Columbia – north
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)
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2010 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). The racial makeup of the county was 88.9% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 1.5% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.5% from other races, 3.7% two or more races. 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 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 household income was $42,845 and the median family income 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.
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