Ferry County

Ferry County, Washington

290 E Tessie Ave
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: (509) 775-5229
Fax: (509) 775-5230

On northeastern border of WA, northwest of Spokane; organized as Eureka County Jan 12, 1899 from Stevens County; name changed Feb 16, 1899. Northern half is part of Colville National Forest; southern half comprises the Colville Indian Reservation. Name Origin: For Elisha Peyre Ferry (1825-95), first governor of WA (1889-93)

Area (sq mi):: 2257.46 (land 2203.98; water 53.48) Population per square mile: 3.40
Population 2005: 7,542 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 15.30% Population 2000: 7,260 (White 74.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 24.10%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 40.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,019; median household $30,388; Population below poverty level: 19.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,265-$18,955
Unemployment (2004): 10.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.80% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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King County had the highest per capita income in the state with $68,877 and Ferry County had the lowest with $30,680.
Subsidiary Minerals North LLC has completed an initial exploration program on the Empire Creek gold project in Ferry County Washington State.
Saltney Ferry county councillor Klaus Armstrong-Braun said: "I'm extremely grateful the council has agreed to continue with the study.
The first published account included a photograph of an adult bull taken by hunter Pete Lemery on November 16, 1929 near Twin Lakes in Ferry County, Washington on the Colville Indian Reservation (Scheffer and Dalquest 1944).
The Colville Confederated Tribes reservation includes southeastern Okanogan County and the southern half of Ferry County.
Ferry County, in northeast Washington, had an unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, the state's highest.
Schools: Saltney Ferry County Primary School and St David's High School are both nearby.
Ferry County in northeastern Washington had the state's highest jobless rate, at 9.9 percent.
Frontier and CenturyLink also restored services quickly to the Okanogan County 911, Ephrata 911, and Ferry County 911 through mutual collaboration and support.