Okanogan County

Okanogan County, Washington

149 N 3rd St
Okanogan, WA 98840
Phone: (509) 422-7275
Fax: (509) 422-7277

On the central northern border of WA; organized Feb 2, 1888 (prior to statehood) from Stevens County. Name Origin: For the Okanogan River, which traverses the county. From a Salish Indian name possibly meaning 'meeting place [of water]' for the confluence of the Okanogan and Columbia rivers, or 'rendezvous' because they met here for their potlaches

Area (sq mi):: 5315.16 (land 5268.07; water 47.09) Population per square mile: 7.60
Population 2005: 39,782 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 18.60% Population 2000: 39,564 (White 71.70%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 14.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 24.00%). Foreign born: 10.20%. Median age: 38.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,900; median household $29,726; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,609-$23,095
Unemployment (2004): 7.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.00% Median travel time to work: 19.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.00%
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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His first stint as an SBDC Advisor started in 1989 in Okanogan County when he was concurrently the Director of the Okanogan County Council for Economic Development (OCCED) there.
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The biggest fire burning Monday was in Okanogan County on the Canadian border, where a group of five fires raging out of control became the largest in state history, scorching more than 400 square miles, fire spokesman Rick Isaacson said.
Forest Service firefighters in an engine crew died on Wednesday while battling the flames, which overtook their position after they were involved in a vehicle accident, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said.
Frank Rogers, Okanogan County Sheriff, said: "Autumn said they flew out of the clouds and then into the side of a mountain.
Oregon authorities reported that they had the teens in custody after the pair was found in a stolen pickup truck, Okanogan County, Wash., Sheriff Frank Rogers said.
No serious injuries have been reported, said Mike Worden, manager of the emergency dispatch and communications center for the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office.
''Mother Nature is winning here,'' Don Waller, chief of Okanogan County Fire District 6, told The Wenatchee World newspaper.