Grays Harbor County

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Grays Harbor County, Washington

102 W Broadway St Rm 203
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone: (360) 249-3842
Fax: (360) 249-6381

On the west-central coast of WA, E of Olympia; organized as Chehalis County Apr 14, 1854 (prior to statehood); name changed Mar 15, 1915. Name Origin: For Robert Gray (1755-1806), an American who discovered Grays Harbor and named it Bulfinch for an owner of his ship. Formerly called Puerto Grek by Spanish explorer Martinez y Zayas and Whidbey or Whitbey Harbor by British explorer David Douglas.

Area (sq mi):: 2224.44 (land 1916.89; water 307.55) Population per square mile: 37.00
Population 2005: 70,900 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 5.50%; 1990-2000 4.70% Population 2000: 67,194 (White 86.50%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 1.20%; Other 10.20%). Foreign born: 4.20%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,799; median household $34,160; Population below poverty level: 16.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,953-$23,467
Unemployment (2004): 8.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.30% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Aberdeen (16,364)

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