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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,580 km² (2,541 mi²). 6,419 km² (2,478 mi²) of it is land and 161 km² (62 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.45% water.
Geographic Features\n*Columbia River
Adjacent Counties\n*Pend Oreille County, Washington east\n*Spokane County, Washington southeast\n*Lincoln County, Washington southwest\n*Ferry County, Washington west
(also shares northern border with British Columbia, Canada)
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 40,066 people, 15,017 households, and 11,022 families residing in the county. The population density is 6/km² (16/mi²). There are 17,599 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 15,017 households out of which 34.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% are married couples living together, 8.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% are non-families. 22.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.08.
In the county, the population is spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,673, and the median income for a family is $40,250. Males have a median income of $35,256 versus $23,679 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,895. 15.90% of the population and 11.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.80% are under the age of 18 and 11.90% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Chewelah\n*Colville\n*Kettle Falls\n*Marcus\n*Northport\n*Springdale