Asotin County

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Asotin County, Washington

135 2nd St
Asotin, WA 99402
Phone: (509) 243-2081
Fax: (509) 243-4978

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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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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On April 10, 1995, a 2-year-old girl who resided in Asotin County, Washington, was taken to the emergency department of a regional hospital because of a 2-day history of unsteady gait, difficulty standing, and reluctance to walk.
E Haas, D Anderson, R Neu, Asotin County Health Dept, Clarkston, Washington.
The survey found that the Asotin County, Wash., Sheriff's Department (which requires 800 annual classroom hours) and the Shelby County, Tenn., Correction Center (which requires 2,000 hours of on-the-job training) had the most hours of new employee training.
Twin Falls City Manager Travis Rothweiler and city staff in the past few weeks have been seeking more information and making calls to Lewiston, which together with Clarkston, Nez Perce County and Asotin county became an MSA in 2003.