Pend Oreille County, Washington

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Pend Oreille County, Washington
Pend Oreille County Courthouse; Newport, WA.JPG
Pend Oreille County Courthouse in September 2014
Map of Washington highlighting Pend Oreille County
Location in the U.S. 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.)
 • (2016) 13,123
 • Density 9.3/sq mi (4/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 northeast corner of the U.S. state of Washington, along the Canada–US border. 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 6,025 −12.9%
1980 8,580 42.4%
1990 8,915 3.9%
2000 11,732 31.6%
2010 13,001 10.8%
Est. 2016 13,123 [5] 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2016[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] 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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,001 people, 5,479 households, and 3,628 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 9.3 inhabitants per square mile (3.6/km2). There were 7,936 housing units at an average density of 5.7 per square mile (2.2/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 91.6% Caucasian, 3.8% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.7% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.0% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry,[13]

Of the 5,479 households, 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.8% were non-families, and 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 47.8 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $38,896 and the median income for a family was $46,971. Males had a median income of $45,728 versus $26,128 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,546. About 13.6% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Communities[edit]

Pend Oreille County Historical Museum, Newport

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 62.3% 4,373 27.6% 1,934 10.1% 709
2012 58.6% 3,952 37.2% 2,508 4.3% 289
2008 56.3% 3,717 38.8% 2,562 4.9% 326
2004 59.6% 3,693 37.3% 2,310 3.2% 195
2000 56.6% 3,076 36.3% 1,973 7.2% 389
1996 40.3% 2,012 42.6% 2,126 17.2% 858
1992 32.4% 1,528 38.1% 1,798 29.5% 1,390
1988 47.5% 1,802 50.7% 1,925 1.8% 67
1984 58.3% 2,374 40.6% 1,655 1.1% 46
1980 55.7% 2,136 36.5% 1,399 7.8% 300
1976 47.8% 1,516 48.4% 1,533 3.8% 121
1972 59.6% 1,746 36.5% 1,071 3.9% 114
1968 41.2% 1,117 49.7% 1,350 9.1% 247
1964 33.2% 985 66.7% 1,978 0.1% 2
1960 44.2% 1,305 55.6% 1,641 0.2% 7
1956 49.1% 1,488 50.8% 1,540 0.1% 3
1952 52.9% 1,566 46.6% 1,380 0.5% 16
1948 39.3% 1,009 57.1% 1,465 3.6% 93
1944 42.9% 1,052 56.5% 1,385 0.6% 15
1940 40.9% 1,268 58.5% 1,812 0.6% 17
1936 28.3% 813 66.2% 1,903 5.5% 159
1932 31.0% 855 64.2% 1,772 4.9% 134
1928 59.6% 1,206 39.2% 793 1.2% 25
1924 51.1% 1,025 11.5% 231 37.5% 752
1920 54.3% 1,079 32.8% 651 12.9% 257
1916 43.2% 916 50.9% 1,080 5.9% 124
1912 14.6% 305 35.7% 747 49.8% 1,042[16]

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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  15. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 716 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 288 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 32 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 6 votes.

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