Wahkiakum County

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Wahkiakum County, Washington

PO Box 116
Cathlamet, WA 98612
Phone: (360) 795-3558
Fax: (360) 795-8813
www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us

On the southwestern border of WA at the mouth of the Columbia River; organized Apr 25, 1854 (prior to statehood) from Lewis County. Name Origin: For a Chinook tribe and chief, Wakiacum, a name believed to mean 'tall trees' or 'big timber.' The spelling was probably changed to reflect the Indian pronunciation

Area (sq mi):: 286.69 (land 264.24; water 22.45) Population per square mile: 14.60
Population 2005: 3,849 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 14.90% Population 2000: 3,824 (White 92.70%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.50%; Other 5.80%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 44.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,063; median household $39,444; Population below poverty level: 8.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,493-$24,570
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 28.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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