Garfield County, Washington

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Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2000, the population was 2,397, making it the least populous in the state. The county seat is at Pomeroy, the county's only city. It was named after U.S. President James A. Garfield.

Garfield County was created out of Columbia County on November 29, 1881. [1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,859.6 km2), of which 710 square miles (1,838.9 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20.7 km2) (1.06%) is water. It is part of the Palouse, a wide and rolling prairie-like region of the middle Columbia basin.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,397 people, 987 households, and 670 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,288 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.45% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.8% were of German, 17.9% United States or American, 10.6% English and 9.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 99.2% spoke English as their first language.

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