Stevens County, Washington

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Stevens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. It is named for the first governor of Washington Territory, Isaac Stevens. In 2000, its population was 40,066. The county seat is at Colville, which is also the county's largest city.

Stevens County was created on January 20, 1863.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,541 square miles (6,580 km²), of which 2,478 square miles (6,419 km²) is land and 62 square miles (161 km²) (2.45%) is water.

Geographic features

Adjacent counties

It also shares its northern border with the Kootenay Boundary Regional District of British Columbia, Canada.

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 40,066 people, 15,017 households, and 11,022 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 17,599 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.05% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 5.66% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. 1.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.6% were of German, 18.9% United States or American, 10.0% English, 7.9% Irish and 5.0% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

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