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Okanogan County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2014: 41,290 (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:

31%
State:

36%

Land area: 5268 sq. mi.

Water area: 47.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Okanogan County: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.9%), Educational, health and social services (16.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Okanogan County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (68.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (17.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (10.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years
Males: 20,835  (50.5%)
Females: 20,455  (49.5%)
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Okanogan County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Okanogan County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,782 ($29,726 in 1999)

This county:

$39782
Washington:

$58405

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $532 (lower quartile is $364, upper quartile is $657)
This county:

$532
State:

$867


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $153,867 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Okanogan:

$153,867
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,653 - $241,674
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,019
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

Institutionalized population: 382

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 21
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 43
  • Burglaries: 194
  • Thefts: 307
  • Auto thefts: 34

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 228
  • Thefts: 313
  • Auto thefts: 57
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 210 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2008: 224 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2009: 129 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2010: 123 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2011: 120 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2012: 103 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2013: 94 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2014: 160 buildings, average cost: $157,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,461 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,429 (0.9%)

Okanogan County household income distribution in 2009 Okanogan County home values distribution Okanogan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.4%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.8% for Black residents, 42.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.6% for American Indian residents, 41.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 52.5% for other race residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.9%
Okanogan County:

21.9%
Washington:

14.1%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.3% for Black residents, 41.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 42.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 47.5% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: Methow Valley, Brewster-Wakefield, Omak, Tonasket-Pine Creek, Okanogan, Brewster, Oroville, Coulee Dam, Tonasket, Twisp.

Okanogan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Hill County, Montana , Pembina County, North Dakota , Pierce County, North Dakota , Ramsey County, North Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,047
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,044 (23% naturalized citizens)

Okanogan County:

10.2%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 887
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,168
  • 1985 to 1989: 605
  • 1980 to 1984: 446
  • 1975 to 1979: 322
  • 1970 to 1974: 111
  • 1970 to 1974: 96
  • 1965 to 1969: 409

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.0%

Okanogan County marital status for males Okanogan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,973
  • One, attached: 154
  • Two: 330
  • 3 or 4: 399
  • 5 to 9: 338
  • 10 to 19: 314
  • 20 or more: 183
  • Mobile homes: 3,949
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 445

Housing units in Okanogan County with a mortgage: 3,311 (269 second mortgage, 219 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,434

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Okanogan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,33154
Catholic4,6277
Other1,59910
Mainline Protestant1,51714
Black Protestant1831
None27,863-
Okanogan County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Okanogan County:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Okanogan County:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 41
This county:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Okanogan County:

9.2%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Okanogan County:

26.8%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Okanogan County:

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

Earthquake activity:

Okanogan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 161.9 miles away from Okanogan County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 152.8 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 413.7 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 505.1 miles away from Okanogan County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 110.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • WashingtonOden 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
  • WashingtonTunk 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
  • WashingtonHurricane 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
  • WashingtonSevere 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
  • WashingtonNeedle 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
  • WashingtonOkanogan 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
  • WashingtonPickens Fire, Incident Period: July 24, 2002 to July 26, 2002, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • WashingtonTonasket Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 14, 2001 to August 29, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • WashingtonBrewster Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 13, 2001 to August 21, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • WashingtonVirginia 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (78%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • India (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Okanogan County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Okanogan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,571 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 2,118 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 54 (0%)
  • Taxi: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 65 (0%)
  • Walked: 841 (6%)
  • Other means: 125 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,227 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Okanogan County, Washington in 2000:

  • 264 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 167 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 98 people in nursing homes
  • 96 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 85 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 62 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 42 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Okanogan County, Washington in 2010:

  • 217 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 200 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 152 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,195.

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Washington average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.59% relocated from other counties in Washington ($21,133 average AGI)
1.95% relocated from other states ($11,176 average AGI)
Okanogan County:

1.95%
Washington average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.58% ($42,976 average AGI)
from Spokane County, WA  0.54% ($24,346)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.38% ($36,145)
from Douglas County, WA  0.38% ($30,463)
from Chelan County, WA  0.29% ($31,429)
from Grant County, WA  0.23% ($24,818)
from Pierce County, WA  0.19% ($42,429)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Washington average:

6.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.46% relocated to other counties in Washington ($20,324 average AGI)
2.01% relocated to other states ($11,174 average AGI)
Okanogan County:

2.01%
Washington average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  0.63% ($23,667 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.38% ($52,370)
to Chelan County, WA  0.31% ($30,682)
to Douglas County, WA  0.29% ($25,634)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.28% ($30,650)
to Grant County, WA  0.23% ($38,879)
to Pierce County, WA  0.18% ($21,192)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Okanogan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Okanogan County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,732 (6,298 aged, 1,434 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,744 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Okanogan County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (406)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (375)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (346)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (311)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (246)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (235)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (122)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (103)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (102)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (97)

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:

Households: 40,480
  • 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.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,619 1-person, 865 2-persons, 74 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

6,749 married couples with children.
2,936 single-parent households (794 men, 2,142 women).

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:

Births: 2,589
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,002
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +765
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,078
Here -27 per 1000 residents
State +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:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 132
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,094
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,381
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,521
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,959
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,940
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,688
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,084
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,515
Rooms in houses/apartments in Okanogan County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 135
  • 2 rooms: 259
  • 3 rooms: 557
  • 4 rooms: 1,448
  • 5 rooms: 2,470
  • 6 rooms: 2,218
  • 7 rooms: 1,510
  • 8 rooms: 884
  • 9+ rooms: 828
  • 1 room: 154
  • 2 rooms: 514
  • 3 rooms: 862
  • 4 rooms: 1,220
  • 5 rooms: 966
  • 6 rooms: 475
  • 7 rooms: 256
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9+ rooms: 119
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Okanogan County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 170
  • 1 bedroom: 719
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,706
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,704
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,510
  • 5+ bedrooms: 500
  • no bedroom: 208
  • 1 bedroom: 1,253
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,670
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,223
  • 4 bedrooms: 311
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
Cars and other vehicles available in Okanogan County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 378
  • 1 vehicle: 2,342
  • 2 vehicles: 4,279
  • 3 vehicles: 2,278
  • 4 vehicles: 712
  • 5+ vehicles: 320
  • no vehicle: 590
  • 1 vehicle: 2,268
  • 2 vehicles: 1,357
  • 3 vehicles: 353
  • 4 vehicles: 117
  • 5+ vehicles: 33

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.

Okanogan County:

55.6%
State average:

50.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23078
  • Northeast: 808
  • Midwest: 3470
  • South: 1955
  • West: 5913

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (71.0%)
  • Wood (20.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Electricity (79.3%)
  • Wood (16.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 270
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 74
Here:

2.7%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 98
Here:

10.9%
Washington:

15.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Okanogan County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $317,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $4,645,000
    Regular Highways: $3,632,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,662,000
    Police Protection: $2,556,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,418,000
    Financial Administration: $1,440,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,343,000
    General - Other: $1,342,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,303,000
    Solid Waste Management: $706,000
    General Public Buildings: $584,000
    Housing & Community Development: $404,000
    Parks & Recreation: $280,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $221,000
    Transit Utilities: $143,000
    Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Sewerage: $28,000
    Water Utilities: $8,000
    Parking Facilities: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $343,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $661,000
    Financial Administration: $258,000
    Health - Other: $235,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
    Corrections - Other: $66,000
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000
    Central Staff: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $35,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $19,000
    Judicial: $16,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,471,000

Okanogan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,679,000
    All Other: $971,000
    Parks & Recreation: $109,000
    Housing & Community Development: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,322,000
    All Other: $71,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $947,000
    Health & Hospitals: $69,000
    Highways: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,098,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $836,000
    Special Assessments: $266,000
    Rents: $183,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Water Utilities: $12,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $5,025,000
    Highways: $4,696,000
    All Other: $3,791,000
    Housing & Community Development: $404,000
    General Support: $81,000
    Education: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,741,000
    Total General Sales: $1,682,000
    Other Selective Sales: $529,000
    NEC: $419,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $214,000
    Public Utilities: $2,000

Okanogan County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,722,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,328,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $394,000

Okanogan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $21,929,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,169
  • Number of aged recipients: 66
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,103
  • Number of recipients under 18: 114
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 868
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 187
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 411
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 602
Okanogan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Okanogan County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Okanogan County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23676.5 years
William23576.5 years
Robert17873.4 years
James16872.1 years
George16575.3 years
Mary15480.6 years
Charles13476.2 years
Richard9370.5 years
Helen8881.4 years
Frank8477.9 years
Most common last names in Okanogan County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10675.8 years
Johnson7775.3 years
Davis7274.5 years
Wilson6077.0 years
Miller5478.5 years
Anderson4777.0 years
Williams4674.8 years
Moore4375.4 years
Nelson4375.6 years
Brown4070.3 years
Businesses in Okanogan County, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware6MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike3
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet2RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx8Sears1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value2
H&R Block1U-Haul5
Home Depot1UPS10
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York1Vons1
KFC1Walmart1