Okanogan County

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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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President Gipson announced that the Okanogan County Music Teachers Association in Okanogan County, Washington, was selected as the 2010 MTNA Local Association of the Year based on a balance of several important criteria, most importantly on service to the community, involvement in the Okanogan County MTA activities, and support of MTNA programs.
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