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Stevens County, Washington
Stevens County Courthouse - Colville, Washington.jpg
Stevens County Courthouse in Colville
Map of Washington highlighting Stevens County
Location in the U.S. state of Washington
Map of the United States highlighting Washington
Washington's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 20, 1863
Named for Isaac Stevens
Seat Colville
Largest cityColville
Area
 • Total2,541 sq mi (6,581 km2)
 • Land2,478 sq mi (6,418 km2)
 • Water63 sq mi (163 km2), 2.5%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)44,730
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Pacific: UTC−8/ −7
Website www.co.stevens.wa.us

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. [1] As of July 2016, the population was estimated to be 44,439. The county seat and largest city is Colville. [2] The county was created in 1863 [3] 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. [4]

Geographic features

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860996
1870734−26.3%
18801,24569.6%
18904,341248.7%
190010,543142.9%
191025,297139.9%
192021,605−14.6%
193018,550−14.1%
194019,2753.9%
195018,580−3.6%
196017,884−3.7%
197017,405−2.7%
198028,97966.5%
199030,9486.8%
200040,06629.5%
201043,5318.6%
Est. 201744,730 [5]2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790–1960 [7] 1900–1990 [8]
1990–2000 [9] 2010–2016 [1]

2000 census

As of the census [10] 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, [11]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). [12] 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. [11] 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. [13]

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. [11]

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. [14]

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 64.8% 15,161 24.7% 5,767 10.5% 2,467
2012 60.9% 13,691 34.5% 7,762 4.7% 1,047
2008 58.1% 13,132 37.6% 8,499 4.3% 960
2004 64.0% 13,015 33.5% 6,822 2.5% 503
2000 62.8% 11,299 30.9% 5,560 6.3% 1,140
1996 47.0% 7,524 34.9% 5,591 18.1% 2,907
1992 38.6% 5,706 33.5% 4,960 27.9% 4,121
1988 55.0% 6,576 42.4% 5,068 2.7% 318
1984 64.3% 8,211 33.7% 4,304 2.0% 256
1980 61.5% 7,094 31.1% 3,584 7.4% 852
1976 51.8% 4,719 42.0% 3,824 6.2% 566
1972 61.3% 4,839 30.3% 2,390 8.5% 670
1968 46.8% 3,435 40.1% 2,948 13.1% 962
1964 43.6% 3,302 56.3% 4,266 0.1% 10
1960 51.2% 4,076 48.5% 3,861 0.2% 18
1956 54.1% 4,499 45.8% 3,808 0.2% 15
1952 56.5% 4,458 42.6% 3,355 0.9% 72
1948 40.1% 2,977 56.6% 4,205 3.4% 252
1944 44.0% 3,151 55.1% 3,951 0.9% 63
1940 39.5% 3,238 59.8% 4,904 0.8% 66
1936 28.6% 1,981 65.4% 4,536 6.0% 418
1932 32.1% 2,247 60.9% 4,262 6.9% 485
1928 63.1% 3,813 35.5% 2,147 1.5% 88
1924 48.9% 2,909 11.5% 685 39.5% 2,350
1920 55.7% 3,282 24.6% 1,452 19.7% 1,160
1916 40.3% 2,684 47.8% 3,184 11.8% 788
1912 13.5% 810 33.0% 1,979 53.5% 3,212 [16]
1908 52.1% 2,546 32.0% 1,564 15.9% 774
1904 63.3% 2,369 23.3% 872 13.4% 501
1900 40.0% 1,121 57.5% 1,612 2.6% 73
1896 18.1% 433 80.4% 1,926 1.5% 36
1892 37.3% 622 30.1% 501 32.6% 544

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  15. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 1,971 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 988 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 227 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 26 votes.

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STEVENS COUNTY WASHINGTON Latitude and Longitude:

48°24′N 117°51′W / 48.40°N 117.85°W / 48.40; -117.85