Skamania County

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Skamania County, Washington

240 Vancouver Ave
Stevenson, WA 98648
Phone: (509) 427-9430
Fax: (509) 427-7386

On the southern border of WA, northeast of Portland, OR; organized Mar 9, 1854 (prior to statehood) from Clark County. Name Origin: From the Indian name for parts of the Columbia River, which forms the county's southern border. The usual interpretation is 'swift water.'

Area (sq mi):: 1683.86 (land 1656.44; water 27.42) Population per square mile: 6.40
Population 2005: 10,664 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 8.00%; 1990-2000 19.10% Population 2000: 9,872 (White 90.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 4.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 3.50%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,002; median household $39,317; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,445-$22,758
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 29.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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1 million conservation sale, extinguishing the development rights on 2,878 acres and selling outright 210 acres in Skamania County, Washington.
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Forest Service, by releasing an Environmental Assessment and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact to support a decision issuing a federal mineral lease for the Margaret mineral deposit located on Gifford Pinchot National Forest lands in Skamania County, Washington.
The Southwest Washington Tribal Health Alliance received funding to open a new nursing center serving American Indian and low-income people in Clark County and Skamania County, Washington.