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Pacific County, Washington

PO Box 67
South Bend, WA 98586
Phone: (360) 875-9300
Fax: (360) 875-9321
www.co.pacific.wa.us

On the southwestern coast of WA; original county; organized Feb 4, 1851 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Pacific Ocean, which forms the county's western border

Area (sq mi):: 1223.50 (land 932.97; water 290.52) Population per square mile: 23.10
Population 2005: 21,579 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 2.80%; 1990-2000 11.10% Population 2000: 20,984 (White 88.00%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 5.00%; Asian 2.10%; Other 7.10%). Foreign born: 6.00%. Median age: 45.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,322; median household $31,209; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,175-$23,395
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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2 of Pacific County in a lawsuit against Comcast, Charter Communications, and CenturyLink (in the process of an acquisition with Qwest), in Pacific County, Washington Superior Court relating to the rates and other terms and conditions under which the private companies can attach their fiber optic cable and other communications equipment to the PUD's electric poles.
2 of Pacific County is a customer-owned utility providing electricity, water, and wholesale telecommunication services in Pacific County, Washington, with a population of more than 22,000 residents in the 937 square miles of Pacific County.

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