Stevens County, Washington

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Stevens County
Stevens County Courthouse in Colville
Stevens County Courthouse in Colville
Map of Washington highlighting Stevens County
Location within the U.S. state of Washington
Map of the United States highlighting Washington
Washington's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 48°24′N 117°51′W / 48.4°N 117.85°W / 48.4; -117.85
Country United States
State Washington
FoundedJanuary 20, 1863
Named forIsaac Stevens
SeatColville
Largest cityColville
Area
 • Total2,541 sq mi (6,580 km2)
 • Land2,478 sq mi (6,420 km2)
 • Water63 sq mi (160 km2)  2.5%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total46,445
 • Estimate 
(2021)
47,426 Increase
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional district5th
Websitewww.stevenscountywa.gov

Stevens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington along the Canada–US border. At the 2020 census, its population was 46,445.[1] As of July 2021, the population was estimated to be 47,426. 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[edit]

According to the United States 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[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

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%
202046,4456.7%
2021 (est.)47,426[5]2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2020[1]

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 40,066 people, 15,017 households, and 11,022 families 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%.[10] 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.

Of the 15,017 households 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 households were one person and 8.80% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $34,673 and the median family income 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[edit]

At the 2010 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 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 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.[14]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Stevens County, Washington[15][16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 19,808 69.67% 7,839 27.57% 783 2.75%
2016 15,161 64.80% 5,767 24.65% 2,467 10.54%
2012 13,691 60.85% 7,762 34.50% 1,047 4.65%
2008 13,132 58.13% 8,499 37.62% 960 4.25%
2004 13,015 63.99% 6,822 33.54% 503 2.47%
2000 11,299 62.78% 5,560 30.89% 1,140 6.33%
1996 7,524 46.96% 5,591 34.90% 2,907 18.14%
1992 5,706 38.59% 4,960 33.54% 4,121 27.87%
1988 6,576 54.97% 5,068 42.37% 318 2.66%
1984 8,211 64.29% 4,304 33.70% 256 2.00%
1980 7,094 61.53% 3,584 31.08% 852 7.39%
1976 4,719 51.81% 3,824 41.98% 566 6.21%
1972 4,839 61.26% 2,390 30.26% 670 8.48%
1968 3,435 46.77% 2,948 40.14% 962 13.10%
1964 3,302 43.57% 4,266 56.29% 10 0.13%
1960 4,076 51.24% 3,861 48.54% 18 0.23%
1956 4,499 54.06% 3,808 45.76% 15 0.18%
1952 4,458 56.54% 3,355 42.55% 72 0.91%
1948 2,977 40.05% 4,205 56.56% 252 3.39%
1944 3,151 43.98% 3,951 55.14% 63 0.88%
1940 3,238 39.45% 4,904 59.75% 66 0.80%
1936 1,981 28.57% 4,536 65.41% 418 6.03%
1932 2,247 32.13% 4,262 60.94% 485 6.93%
1928 3,813 63.05% 2,147 35.50% 88 1.46%
1924 2,909 48.94% 685 11.52% 2,350 39.54%
1920 3,282 55.68% 1,452 24.64% 1,160 19.68%
1916 2,684 40.32% 3,184 47.84% 788 11.84%
1912 810 13.50% 1,979 32.98% 3,212 53.52%
1908 2,546 52.13% 1,564 32.02% 774 15.85%
1904 2,369 63.31% 872 23.30% 501 13.39%
1900 1,121 39.95% 1,612 57.45% 73 2.60%
1896 433 18.08% 1,926 80.42% 36 1.50%
1892 622 37.31% 501 30.05% 544 32.63%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021". Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  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. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. 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. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. 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. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. 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.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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