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Pacific County, Washington

\nPacific County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 20,984. The county seat is at South Bend.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,169 km² (1,224 mi²). 2,416 km² (933 mi²) of it is land and 752 km² (291 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 23.74% water.

Geographic Features

Pacific Ocean\n*Columbia River\n*Willapa Bay\n*Long Beach Peninsula

Major Highways

United States Highway 101

Adjacent Counties

Grays Harbor County, Washington - north\n*Lewis County, Washington - east\n*Wahkiakum County, Washington - southeast\n*Clatsop County, Oregon - south


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 20,984 people, 9,096 households, and 5,885 families residing in the county. The population density is 9/km² (22/mi²). There are 13,991 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.54% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 2.44% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. 5.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 9,096 households out of which 23.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.30% are non-families. 29.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.77. In the county, the population is spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 21.20% from 25 to 44, 28.90% from 45 to 64, and 22.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.80 males. The median income for a household in the county is $31,209, and the median income for a family is $39,302. Males have a median income of $33,892 versus $22,982 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,322. 14.40% of the population and 9.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.70% are under the age of 18 and 8.10% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Bay Center\n*Chinook\n*Ilwaco\n*Lebam\n*Long Beach\n*Naselle\n*Ocean Park\n*Raymond\n*South Bend\n*Tokeland See also: list of Washington counties