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Skamania County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2014: 11,340 (all rural); it was 9,872 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,178
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,174
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,775
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,170 (it was 980 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

36%

Land area: 1656 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Skamania County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (16.3%), Manufacturing (12.1%), Educational, health and social services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Skamania County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years
Males: 5,702  (50.3%)
Females: 5,638  (49.7%)
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Skamania County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Skamania County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,743 ($39,317 in 1999)

This county:

$52743
Washington:

$58405

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $584 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $838)
This county:

$584
State:

$867


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $237,499 (it was $144,400 in 2000)
Skamania:

$237,499
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,791 - $346,327
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,350
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $409

Institutionalized population: 25

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 214
  • Auto thefts: 15

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 72
  • Thefts: 276
  • Auto thefts: 29
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Health of residents in Skamania County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
72.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
52.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
98.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 102 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2005: 120 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2006: 123 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2007: 82 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2008: 43 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $250,700
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $212,300
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $219,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,863 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,812 (0.8%)

Skamania County household income distribution in 2009 Skamania County home values distribution Skamania County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.7% for Black residents, 15.3% for American Indian residents, 59.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
Skamania County:

13.3%
Washington:

14.1%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.3% for Black residents, 14.6% for American Indian residents, 60.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 6 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Skamania County is $625 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $723 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1053 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wind River, Bonneville, Carson, Carson River Valley, Stevenson, North Bonneville, Gifford Pinchot.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Skamania County: Coweeman Ranger Station (A), Cloverdale (B), Green River Salmon Hatchery (C), Camp Cowlitz (D), Kalama Falls Salmon Hatchery (E), Alder Creek Rearing Pond (F), North Fork Ranger Station (G), Cleaveland Landing (H), Ferndale School (I), Finn Hall (J), Camp Baker (K), Kalama Ranger Station (L), Speelyai Hill Viewpoint (M), Saddle Dam Campground (N), Beaver Bay Park (O), Yale Park (P), Gardner (Q), Tucker (R), Meridian Lookout (S), Castle Rock Fairgrounds (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Skamania County include: Abernathy Assembly of God Church (A), Stella Lutheran Chapel (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Longview Laestadian Lutheran Church (D), Oak Point Community Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1), Jackson Cemetery (2), Lone Pine Cemetery (3), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (4), Rose Valley Cemetery (5), Rosin Cemetery (6), Silver Lake Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Log Pond (A), Coldwater Lake (B), Castle Lake (C), Ryderwood Pond (D), McBride Lake (E), Merrill Lake (F), Silver Lake (G), Elochoman Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baird Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Brooks Creek (C), Brown Creek (D), Bush Creek (E), Butler Creek (F), Castle Creek (G), Coldspring Creek (H), Coldwater Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Skamania County include: Speelyai Picnic Area (1), Kid Valley Park (2), Hoffstadt Creek Park (3), Barnes State Park (4), Goat Marsh Research Natural Area (5), Al Raught Park (6), Seaquest State Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cowlitz County , Penobscot County, Maine , Crow Wing County, Minnesota , Forest County, Wisconsin , Park County, Montana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 283
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 347 (46% naturalized citizens)

Skamania County:

3.5%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 46
  • 1990 to 1994: 60
  • 1985 to 1989: 45
  • 1980 to 1984: 31
  • 1975 to 1979: 25
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 29
  • 1965 to 1969: 102

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.7%

Skamania County marital status for males Skamania County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,039
  • One, attached: 78
  • Two: 104
  • 3 or 4: 84
  • 5 to 9: 46
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 20 or more: 29
  • Mobile homes: 1,120
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 68

Housing units in Skamania County with a mortgage: 1,043 (91 second mortgage, 110 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 536

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Skamania County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67910
Catholic6251
Other4142
Mainline Protestant1632
None9,185-
Skamania 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: 2
Skamania County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Skamania County:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Skamania County:

7.8%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Skamania County:

32.1%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Skamania County:

Average size of farms: 58 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $116,446
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1368.99
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $63,379
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $89,038
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.96
Land in orchards: 510 acres

Tornado activity:

Skamania County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 83382017.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Skamania County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 181% 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 96.8 miles away from Skamania 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 87.5 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 99.6 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 402.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 351.6 miles away from Skamania County center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 339.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • WashingtonSevere Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 11, 2011 to January 21, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1963): March 25, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1963, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • WashingtonSevere Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 6, 2009 to January 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1817): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1817, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • WashingtonSevere Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 5, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1825): March 2, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • WashingtonBroughton Fire, Incident Period: September 20, 2007 to September 23, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 21, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2731, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • WashingtonSevere Winter Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1682): February 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1682, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • WashingtonSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 2, 2006 to November 11, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1671): December 12, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1671, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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
  • WashingtonEarthquake, Incident Period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1361): March 1, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1361, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • WashingtonSevere Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1159): January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • WashingtonSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1100): February 9, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Skamania County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 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 (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (39%)
  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Greece (3%)
  • Netherlands (3%)

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

  • German (18%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Skamania County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,238 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 631 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 98 (2%)
  • Other means: 23 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 241 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 30 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations
25 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,282.

7.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Washington average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.12% relocated from other counties in Washington ($18,951 average AGI)
3.95% relocated from other states ($24,540 average AGI)
Skamania County:

3.95%
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 Clark County, WA  1.75% ($40,585 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.78% ($41,655)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.59% ($47,045)
from Hood River County, OR  0.43% ($32,688)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.30% ($29,727)


7.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Washington average:

6.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.05% relocated to other counties in Washington ($26,019 average AGI)
3.11% relocated to other states ($14,592 average AGI)
Skamania County:

3.11%
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 Clark County, WA  2.18% ($48,123 average AGI)
to Klickitat County, WA  0.94% ($43,171)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.51% ($29,105)
to Hood River County, OR  0.27% ($26,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Skamania County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Skamania County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Skamania County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Skamania County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Skamania County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,453 (1,175 aged, 278 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 222 (9%)

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 Skamania County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (104)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (62)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (61)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (46)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (41)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (32)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (27)
  • Congestive heart failure (27)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (25)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (25)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 684.550
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 740.810

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28.13

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.75

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,041
  • In family households: 9,263 (2,236 male householders, 836 female householders)
    2,457 spouses, 2,899 children (2,636 natural, 107 adopted, 156 stepchildren), 242 grandchildren, 53 brothers or sisters, 67 parents, 105 other relatives, 293 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,778 (813 male householders (625 living alone)), 637 female householders (531 living alone)), 328 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 25 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,573 2-persons, 567 3-persons, 522 4-persons, 252 5-persons, 96 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,156 1-person, 270 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,871 married couples with children.
535 single-parent households (198 men, 337 women).

95.1% of residents of Skamania County speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $46,318,000 ($4391 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,038,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,448,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,332,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,000
Federal grants: $5,939,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,625,000 ($6,066,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,969,000 ($49,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $920,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,140,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,323,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 560
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 336
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +550
Here:

+52 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Skamania County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.17 millions of gallons per day (32% from ground, 68% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 12
  • 2000 to 2004: 980
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,088
  • 1980 to 1989: 728
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,325
  • 1960 to 1969: 386
  • 1950 to 1959: 382
  • 1940 to 1949: 225
  • 1939 or earlier: 496
Rooms in houses/apartments in Skamania County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 194
  • 4 rooms: 240
  • 5 rooms: 531
  • 6 rooms: 687
  • 7 rooms: 404
  • 8 rooms: 284
  • 9+ rooms: 352
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 128
  • 4 rooms: 254
  • 5 rooms: 185
  • 6 rooms: 155
  • 7 rooms: 59
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 35
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Skamania County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 176
  • 2 bedrooms: 602
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,402
  • 4 bedrooms: 436
  • 5+ bedrooms: 117
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 203
  • 2 bedrooms: 351
  • 3 bedrooms: 295
  • 4 bedrooms: 76
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26
Cars and other vehicles available in Skamania County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 53
  • 1 vehicle: 522
  • 2 vehicles: 1,164
  • 3 vehicles: 733
  • 4 vehicles: 165
  • 5+ vehicles: 138
  • no vehicle: 79
  • 1 vehicle: 368
  • 2 vehicles: 377
  • 3 vehicles: 113
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 30

53% of Skamania County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Washington.

Skamania County:

53.3%
State average:

50.2%

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

  • This state: 3739
  • Northeast: 201
  • Midwest: 1086
  • South: 495
  • West: 3896

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Skamania County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.4%)
  • Wood (26.3%)
  • Utility gas (12.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Electricity (61.2%)
  • Wood (19.6%)
  • Utility gas (9.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 55
Here:

4.5%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 52
Here:

8.0%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

15.3%
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)

Skamania County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $3,337,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,246,000
    Police Protection: $1,572,000
    General - Other: $1,425,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,023,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,001,000
    Financial Administration: $984,000
    Central Staff Services: $898,000
    General Public Buildings: $808,000
    Health Services - Other: $526,000
    Parks & Recreation: $525,000
    Solid Waste Management: $401,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $139,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $134,000
    Welfare - Other: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,589,000
    General - Other: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $108,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,934,000

Skamania County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $210,000
    All Other: $205,000
    Parks & Recreation: $59,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $259,000
    General Support: $205,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $784,000
    All Other: $406,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $1,865,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,381,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $221,000
    Rents: $174,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,784,000
    Highways: $1,286,000
    Health & Hospitals: $398,000
    Transit Utilities: $52,000
    Education: $30,000
    General Support: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,343,000
    Total General Sales: $292,000
    NEC: $274,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
    Other Selective Sales: $17,000
    Public Utilities: $15,000

Skamania County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $28,101,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 189
  • Number of aged recipients: 12
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 177
  • Number of recipients under 18: 19
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 142
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 28
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 58
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 87
Skamania County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Skamania County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1977.4 years
Charles1870.9 years
John1677.4 years
Frank1376.6 years
James1275.3 years
William1280.1 years
Edward1179.4 years
Richard1074.8 years
Mary969.0 years
Donald971.9 years
Most common last names in Skamania County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller876.3 years
Baxter674.0 years
Johnson674.2 years
Wright681.3 years
Aalvik578.2 years
Barnes588.8 years
Anderson569.6 years
Chase580.4 years
Nelson577.2 years
Young564.4 years
Businesses in Skamania County, WA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Rodeway Inn1UPS1

Skamania County on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"