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Asotin County, Washington

135 2nd St
Asotin, WA 99402
Phone: (509) 243-2081
Fax: (509) 243-4978
www.co.asotin.wa.us

On the southeastern border of WA; organized Oct 27, 1883 (prior to statehood) from Garfield County. Name Origin: For Asotin Creek, which runs through the county; Nez Perce word meaning 'eel creek.'

Area (sq mi):: 640.69 (land 635.34; water 5.34) Population per square mile: 33.30
Population 2005: 21,178 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 3.10%; 1990-2000 16.70% Population 2000: 20,551 (White 94.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,748; median household $33,524; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,716-$26,905
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 16.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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