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Stevens County, Washington

Stevens County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting Stevens County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the United States highlighting Washington
Washington's location in the U.S.
Founded January 20, 1863
Named for Isaac Stevens
Seat Colville
Largest city Colville
 • Total 2,541 sq mi (6,581 km2)
 • Land 2,478 sq mi (6,418 km2)
 • Water 63 sq mi (163 km2), 2.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 43,650
 • Density 18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/-7
Website .us.wa.stevens.cowww

Stevens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2014 United States Census, its population was 43,650.[1] 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 1
    • Geographic features 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
    • National protected areas 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Towns 3.2
    • Census-designated places 3.3
    • Unincorporated communities 3.4
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7


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


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.




Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. 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".  

Further reading

  • An illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties, State of Washington. Western Historical Pub. Co. 1904. Available online through the Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection

External links

  • Stevens County, Washington Government Page
  • The Stevens County Wiki Project: A community wiki project, dedicated to creating an online wiki guide to Stevens County, Washington. Powered by Media Wiki.
  • Stevens County Rural Library District: hosts of the Stevens County Wiki Project, the Stevens County Library District (SCRLD) has various regional links available from their website.
  • Stevens County Heritage Historical photos and documents from the Libraries of Stevens County.
  • a regional portal site for Stevens County and beyond. Includes business links and events calendar.
  • The Heritage Network: History and Genealogy Resources for the Upper Columbia Region.
  • An 1884 hailstorm in Stevens County on Wikisource
  • Crossroads on the Columbia Preserve America Project Interpretive Section
  • Crossroads on the Columbia Preserve America Project collection, exhibits, and images from museum and private collections covering Stevens County

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