Pend Oreille County, Washington

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Pend Oreille County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting Pend Oreille County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the United States highlighting Washington
Washington's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1911
Named for Pend d'Oreilles people
Seat Newport
Largest city Newport
Area
 • Total 1,425 sq mi (3,691 km2)
 • Land 1,400 sq mi (3,626 km2)
 • Water 25 sq mi (65 km2), 1.8%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 12,896
 • Density 9/sq mi (3.5/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/-7
Website www.pendoreilleco.org

Pend Oreille County (/pɒndəˈr/ pond-ə-RAY) is a county located in the northeastern section of the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,001.[1] The county seat and largest city is Newport.[2] The county was created out of Stevens County on March 1, 1911.[3] It is the most recently formed of the state's 39 counties (see list of counties in Washington). It is named after the Pend d'Oreilles tribe, whose name is French for "earring" (literally "hangs from ear"), which refers to the large shell earrings that these people wore.

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

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,425 square miles (3,690 km2), of which 1,400 square miles (3,600 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (1.8%) is water.[4]

Highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 6,363
1930 7,155 12.4%
1940 7,156 0.0%
1950 7,413 3.6%
1960 6,914 −6.7%
1970 8,580 24.1%
1980 8,915 3.9%
1990 11,732 31.6%
2000 12,760 8.8%
2010 13,001 1.9%
Est. 2013 12,896 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 11,732 people, 4,639 households, and 3,261 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 6,608 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.53% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 2.88% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.1% were of German, 13.2% English, 10.2% United States or American, 9,2% Irish and 5.7% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 4,639 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 29.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,677, and the median income for a family was $36,977. Males had a median income of $36,951 versus $20,693 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,731. About 13.60% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Pend Oreille County Historical Museum, Newport.

Cities and towns[edit]

Other communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 48°32′N 117°17′W / 48.53°N 117.28°W / 48.53; -117.28