County population in 2012: 41,275 (20% urban, 80% rural); it was 39,564 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,774 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,526 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,309 Renter-occupied apartments: 5,219 (it was 4,718 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 5268 sq. mi. Water area: 47.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Okanogan County: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.2%), Retail trade (10.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,222 (0.8%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $984 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.6%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 35.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Okanogan County is $489 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $575 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $787 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Okanogan County: Pasayten Airstrip Guard Station (A), Loup Loup Recreation Area (B), South Creek Campground (C), Flat Campground (D), Providence Orchards (E), Coyote Camp (F), Sweat Creek Campground (G), Leese (H), Foggy Dew Campground (I), Bedard School (J), Cougar Camp (K), Leighty Camp (L), Early Winters Campground (M), Kipling (N), Bear Creek Golf Course (O), Four Point Corral (P), Chief Joseph (Q), Winthrop National Fish Hatchery (R), Layout Camp (S), Gambles Mill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Okanogan County include: Saint Marys Mission (A), Tonasket Free Methodist Church (B), Omak Foursquare Church (C), Valley Christian Fellowship Church (D), Loomis Community Church (E), Methow Community Church (F), Okanogan Valley Alliance Church (G), Our Savior Lutheran Church of Okanogan (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Indian Cemetery (1), Riverview Cemetery (2), Tunk Valley Cemetery (3), Methow Cemetery (4), Beaver Creek Cemetery (5), Okanogan Memorial Gardens (6), Ruby Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Siegels Slough (A), Sidley Lake (B), Green Lake (C), Buck Lake (D), Green Lake (E), Buckskin Lake (F), Bugger Lake (G), Laura Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bailey Creek (A), Baldy Creek (B), Banker Creek (C), Bannon Creek (D), Barnell Creek (E), Basin Creek (F), Bear Creek (G), Beauty Creek (H), Bench Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Okanogan County include: Lake Osoyoos State Park (1), Indian Dan State Wildlife Recreation Area (2), Roundup Park (3), Goodenough Park (4), Fourteen Mile Recreation Site (5), Shady Park (6), Conconully State Park (7), Sinlahekin Wildlife Recreation Area (8), Deer Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 835 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $92,475 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1638.13 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.43% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.19% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $78,894 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.73% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.80% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,761 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.41% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.51 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.12% All wheat for grain: 9763 harvested acres Land in orchards: 24,819 acres
Okanogan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 21.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Okanogan County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/24/1997 at 14:23:12, a magnitude 4.6 (3.9 MB, 4.6 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 17.7 miles away from the county center On 6/24/1997 at 14:36:02, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.5 miles away from the county center On 4/15/1991 at 05:31:13, a magnitude 3.6 (3.0 MB, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the county center On 12/26/2003 at 10:07:45, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 MD, Depth: 0.2 mi) earthquake occurred 15.3 miles away from Okanogan County center On 7/4/1997 at 10:45:38, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, 3.3 ML, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from the county center On 12/24/2000 at 17:04:58, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MD, Depth: 5.4 mi) earthquake occurred 63.7 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
Washington Oden Road Fire, Incident Period: August 21, 2009 to August 26, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 22, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2826, Natural disaster type: Fire
Washington Tunk Grade Fire, Incident Period: July 16, 2007 to July 20, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 16, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2714, Natural disaster type: Fire
Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3227): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Washington Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 15, 2003 to October 23, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1499): November 7, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1499, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Washington Needle Fire, Incident Period: September 5, 2003 to September 17, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2498, Natural disaster type: Fire
Washington Okanogan City Fire, Incident Period: July 15, 2003 to July 18, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 16, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2481, Natural disaster type: Fire
Washington Pickens Fire, Incident Period: July 24, 2002 to July 26, 2002, Natural disaster type: Fire
Washington Tonasket Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 14, 2001 to August 29, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
Washington Brewster Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 13, 2001 to August 21, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
Washington Virginia Lakes Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 13, 2001 to August 29, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Okanogan County (15) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 9, Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Births per 1000 population in Okanogan County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population in Okanogan County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Okanogan County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,820 (5,699 aged, 1,121 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.61 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8267.420 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 372.680 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27428.76
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1367.450 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 894.880 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.05
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44.46 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82.95
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.05
EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 190.4. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 128.1
Other - 62.2
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 33,687 (7,682 male householders, 3,232 female householders)
8,205 spouses, 10,697 children (9,848 natural, 249 adopted, 600 stepchildren), 933 grandchildren, 395 brothers or sisters, 329 parents, 610 other relatives, 1,346 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 6,793 (2,977 male householders (2,397 living alone)), 2,628 female householders (2,222 living alone)), 1,188 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 640 (382 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 5,404 2-persons, 2,107 3-persons, 1,751 4-persons, 943 5-persons, 404 6-persons, 305 7-or-more-persons.
84.9% of residents of Okanogan County speak English at home.
12.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $260,496,000 ($6604 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $5,097,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $112,618,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,547,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,448,000 Federal grants: $58,923,000 Federal procurement contracts: $12,348,000 ($487,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $23,612,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $3,452,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,861,000 Federal Government insurance: $72,321,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
65 per 1000 residents
66 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
38 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +765
+19 per 1000 residents
+21 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,078
-27 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Okanogan County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.03 millions of gallons per day (91% from ground, 9% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 162
2000 to 2004: 525
1990 to 1999: 2,957
1980 to 1989: 3,441
1970 to 1979: 4,430
1960 to 1969: 1,871
1950 to 1959: 2,338
1940 to 1949: 2,245
1939 or earlier: 2,388
Rooms in houses/apartments in Okanogan County, Washington
56% of Okanogan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Washington.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 23078
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $67,100
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Okanogan County