Klickitat County

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Klickitat County, Washington

205 S Columbus Ave Rm 204 MS CH3
Goldendale, WA 98620
Phone: (509) 773-5744
Fax: (509) 773-4559

On central southern border of WA; original county; organized Dec 20, 1859 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For an Indian nation that lived in the area; name possibly means 'beyond' or 'those who live beyond the mountain,' or even 'thief.'

Area (sq mi):: 1904.18 (land 1872.37; water 31.80) Population per square mile: 10.60
Population 2005: 19,839 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 15.30% Population 2000: 19,161 (White 85.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 7.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 11.40%). Foreign born: 6.00%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,502; median household $34,267; Population below poverty level: 17.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,520-$24,046
Unemployment (2004): 9.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -5.90% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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