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Stevens County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2021: 46,790 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 40,066 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,021
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,460
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,731
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,835 (it was 3,286 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 2478 sq. mi.

Water area: 62.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Stevens County: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.5%), Retail trade (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Stevens County, WA (2021)
    • 38,71484.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2584.9%Two or more races
    • 1,9234.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,9144.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4320.9%Some other race alone
    • 2900.6%Asian alone
    • 1630.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 860.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Washington median age:

38.2 years
Males: 23,459  (50.1%)
Females: 23,331  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Stevens County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $58,488 ($34,673 in 1999)
This county:

$58,488
Washington:

$84,247

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $645 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $797)
This county:

$645
State:

$1356


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $287,560 (it was $107,800 in 2000)
Stevens:

$287,560
Washington:

$485,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $182,447 - $408,718
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,518
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397

Institutionalized population: 177

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 94
  • Thefts: 194
  • Auto thefts: 38

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 114
  • Thefts: 188
  • Auto thefts: 48
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 298 buildings, average cost: $240,500
  • 2020: 186 buildings, average cost: $268,200
  • 2019: 192 buildings, average cost: $254,700
  • 2018: 200 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2017: 136 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2016: 99 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2015: 74 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2014: 79 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2013: 66 buildings, average cost: $222,400
  • 2012: 67 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2010: 66 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2009: 84 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2008: 122 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2007: 240 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2006: 200 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2005: 223 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2004: 187 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2003: 152 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2002: 135 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2001: 145 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2000: 131 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 1999: 171 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 1998: 141 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 1997: 125 buildings, average cost: $100,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Stevens, WA residents
Average permit cost in Stevens, WA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $2,229 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,523 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Stevens, WA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Stevens, WA in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Stevens, WA in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 12.8%
Stevens County:

12.8%
Washington:

9.9%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.6% for American Indian residents, 2.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 47.1 years old
(Males: 46.5 years old, Females: 48.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.6 years old, Black residents: 62.2 years old, American Indian residents: 32.4 years old, Asian residents: 49.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.4 years old, Other race residents: 24.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Stevens County is $437 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $558 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $764 a month.

Cities in this county include: Loon Lake, Colville, Chewelah, Spokane Reservation, Kettle Falls, Columbia, Clayton, Northport, Springdale, Addy.

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

2019 air pollution in Stevens County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 25.1 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Stevens 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 Stevens County include: Saint Marys Mission (A), Tonasket Free Methodist Church (B), Omak Foursquare Church (C), Valley Christian Fellowship Church (D), Okanogan Valley Alliance Church (E), Our Savior Lutheran Church of Okanogan (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (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 Stevens 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

Neighboring counties: Cavalier County, North Dakota , Grant County , San Juan County , Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota , Roosevelt County, Montana , Polk County, Minnesota , Red Lake County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

8.0%
Washington:

4.2%

Unemployment by year in Stevens, WA
County total employment by year in Stevens, WA
County average yearly wages by year in Stevens, WA

Current college students: 955
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,153 (63.6% naturalized citizens)

Stevens County:

2.5%
Whole state:

14.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1302010 or later
  • 2362000 to 2009
  • 1501990 to 1999
  • 941980 to 1989
  • 1011970 to 1979
  • 469Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.8%

Stevens County marital status for males Stevens County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,006
  • One, attached: 186
  • Two: 207
  • 3 or 4: 196
  • 5 to 9: 226
  • 10 to 19: 247
  • 20 to 49: 198
  • 50 or more: 56
  • Mobile homes: 3,915
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 160

Housing units in Stevens County with a mortgage: 8,160 (558 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 447 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 565

Here:

1.4% with mortgage
State:

98.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Stevens County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,80346
Catholic3,97410
Other1,8607
Mainline Protestant1,0948
None31,800-
Stevens 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: 9
Stevens County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.

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

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Stevens County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Stevens County:

8.3%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Stevens County:

27.0%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Stevens County:

Average size of farms: 416 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,258
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $159.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,922
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,266
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.68
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.20%
All wheat for grain: 7331 harvested acres
Vegetables: 33 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 214 acres

Tornado activity:

Stevens County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 62904228.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Stevens County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 879% 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 230.4 miles away from Stevens 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 242.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 433.0 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 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 356.2 miles away from Stevens County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 221.4 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4481-WA: March 22, 2020, FEMA Id: 4481, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Washington Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 12, 2015 to November 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4249: January 15, 2016, FEMA Id: 4249, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Wildfires, Incident Period: August 13, 2015 to September 10, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3372: August 21, 2015, FEMA Id: 3372, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Wildfires and Mudslides, Incident Period: August 09, 2015 to September 10, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4243: October 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4243, Natural disaster type: Fire, Mudslide
  • Washington Slide Creek Fire, Incident Period: August 26, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 27, 2010, FEMA Id: 2854, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1825: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Washington Valley Mill Fire, Incident Period: August 08, 2006 to August 11, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 08, 2006, FEMA Id: 2663, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 1998 to May 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1252: October 05, 1998, FEMA Id: 1252, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms/Flooding/Landslides/Mudslides, Incident Period: March 18, 1997 to March 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1172: April 02, 1997, FEMA Id: 1172, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Stevens County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Fires: 5, Mudslides: 4, Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Stevens

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,182 (70.1%)
  • Carpooled: 892 (6.8%)
  • Bus: 45 (0.3%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 54 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 384 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 2,526 (19.3%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (24%)
  • Ukraine (8%)
  • Switzerland (6%)
  • Ecuador (6%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Stevens County


  • American (21%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 140 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 62 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 37 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

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

  • 204 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in other group homes
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $63,659.

9.24% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($64,378 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.24%
Washington average:

7.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.13% relocated from other counties in Washington ($41,835 average AGI)
3.10% relocated from other states ($22,543 average AGI)
Stevens County:

3.10%
Washington average:

3.85%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Spokane County, WA  3.38% ($59,221 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.42% ($99,562)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.35% ($85,917)
from Pierce County, WA  0.23% ($74,450)
from Kootenai County, ID  0.18% ($60,065)
from Ferry County, WA  0.15% ($44,423)
from Pend Oreille County, WA  0.12% ($44,550)


7.01% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($50,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Washington average:

7.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.28% relocated to other counties in Washington ($30,166 average AGI)
2.73% relocated to other states ($20,209 average AGI)
Stevens County:

2.73%
Washington average:

3.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Spokane County, WA  2.76% ($47,968 average AGI)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.21% ($68,500)
to Ferry County, WA  0.20% ($69,412)
to King County, WA  0.19% ($61,121)
to Pend Oreille County, WA  0.14% ($55,087)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.12% ($66,524)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Stevens County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Stevens County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Stevens County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Stevens County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Stevens County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Stevens County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Stevens County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,082 (6,508 aged, 1,574 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,056 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Stevens County, Washington in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (583)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (512)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (501)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (460)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (445)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (271)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (213)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (56)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (35)
  • Unspecified dementia (35)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,430
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 283
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,106

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,104
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 947
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 180.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 116.7
  • Other - 63.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,790
  • Male householders: 9,728 (2,557 living alone), Female householders: 9,053 (2,544 living alone)
  • 10,257 spouses (10,227 opposite-sex spouses), 1,223 unmarried partners, (1,188 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 11,613 children (10,356 natural, 558 adopted, 659 stepchildren), 1,721 grandchildren, 289 brothers or sisters, 470 parents, 50 foster children, 977 other relatives, 1,134 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 293

Size of family households: 7,380 2-persons, 1,876 3-persons, 1,746 4-persons, 980 5-persons, 374 6-persons, 353 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,100 1-person, 940 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

6,443 married couples with children.
1,517 single-parent households (426 men, 1,091 women).

96.0% of residents of Stevens speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (21% speak English very well, 67% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $215,958,000 ($5,228 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,831,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $113,679,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $35,089,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,505,000
Federal grants: $40,958,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,716,000 ($237,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,012,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,849,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,793,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,304,000

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

Births: 2,366
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,024
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +76
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,596
Here:

+38 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Stevens County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.89 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.0

Year house built in Stevens County, Washington
  • Year house built in Stevens County, Washington
  • 682020 or later
  • 1,7812010 to 2019
  • 4,0662000 to 2009
  • 3,7301990 to 1999
  • 3,0981980 to 1989
  • 4,2021970 to 1979
  • 1,2091960 to 1969
  • 1,2481950 to 1959
  • 8211940 to 1949
  • 2,0601939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Stevens County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Stevens County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Stevens County, Washington
  • 1891 room
  • 2202 rooms
  • 5803 rooms
  • 1,7774 rooms
  • 2,8365 rooms
  • 3,0336 rooms
  • 2,1077 rooms
  • 1,6428 rooms
  • 2,5969+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Stevens County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Stevens County, Washington
  • 1821 room
  • 2502 rooms
  • 4853 rooms
  • 9854 rooms
  • 7675 rooms
  • 6586 rooms
  • 2327 rooms
  • 1648 rooms
  • 1249+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Stevens County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Stevens County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Stevens County, Washington
  • 218no bedroom
  • 8891 bedroom
  • 2,9942 bedrooms
  • 6,5083 bedrooms
  • 3,3214 bedrooms
  • 1,0085+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Stevens County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Stevens County, Washington
  • 201no bedroom
  • 7181 bedroom
  • 1,2962 bedrooms
  • 1,3293 bedrooms
  • 2554 bedrooms
  • 515+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Stevens County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Stevens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Stevens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 439no vehicle
  • 2,6961 vehicle
  • 5,5122 vehicles
  • 3,5083 vehicles
  • 1,6534 vehicles
  • 1,1185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Stevens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Stevens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 399no vehicle
  • 1,5051 vehicle
  • 1,1062 vehicles
  • 5843 vehicles
  • 1484 vehicles
  • 1245+ vehicles

88.5% of Stevens County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Washington.

Stevens County:

88.5%
State average:

83.6%

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

  • This state: 27,299
  • Other state: 17,788
  • Northeast: 1,247
  • Midwest: 3,010
  • South: 2,102
  • West: 11,423
Year householders moved into unit in Stevens County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stevens County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 34.0%Electricity
  • 30.3%Wood
  • 23.3%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.4%Electricity
  • 25.0%Wood
  • 14.6%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 700
Here:

15.0%
Washington:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 227
Here:

9.1%
Washington:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 205
Here:

24.6%
Washington:

19.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Stevens County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,175,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,512,000
    Regular Highways: $132,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $90,000
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,013,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $101,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,208,000
    Regular Highways: $8,536,000
    Police Protection: $4,327,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,876,000
    General - Other: $2,477,000
    Financial Administration: $2,404,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,447,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,012,000
    General Public Buildings: $513,000
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $346,000
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $710,000
    Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,484,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $548,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $196,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $83,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Other - General - Other: $30,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $22,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $9,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,171,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,095,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,067,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,163,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $440,000
    General Revenue - Other: $312,000
    Special Assessments: $270,000
    Rents: $161,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $309,000
    General - Other: $255,000
    Health - Other: $114,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Police Protection: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,651,000
    Other: $4,631,000
    Health and Hospitals: $848,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,755,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,748,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $434,000
    Other License: $416,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $408,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000
    Severance: $7,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,795,000

Stevens County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,175,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,512,000
    Regular Highways: $132,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $90,000
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,013,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $101,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,208,000
    Regular Highways: $8,536,000
    Police Protection: $4,327,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,876,000
    General - Other: $2,477,000
    Financial Administration: $2,404,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,447,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,012,000
    General Public Buildings: $513,000
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $346,000
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $710,000
    Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,484,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $548,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $196,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $83,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Other - General - Other: $30,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $22,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $9,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,171,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,095,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,067,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,163,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $440,000
    General Revenue - Other: $312,000
    Special Assessments: $270,000
    Rents: $161,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $309,000
    General - Other: $255,000
    Health - Other: $114,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Police Protection: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,651,000
    Other: $4,631,000
    Health and Hospitals: $848,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,755,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,748,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $434,000
    Other License: $416,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $408,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000
    Severance: $7,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,795,000

Stevens County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,175,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,512,000
    Regular Highways: $132,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $90,000
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,013,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $101,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,208,000
    Regular Highways: $8,536,000
    Police Protection: $4,327,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,876,000
    General - Other: $2,477,000
    Financial Administration: $2,404,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,447,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,012,000
    General Public Buildings: $513,000
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $346,000
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $710,000
    Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,484,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $548,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $196,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $83,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Other - General - Other: $30,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $22,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $9,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,171,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,095,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,067,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,163,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $440,000
    General Revenue - Other: $312,000
    Special Assessments: $270,000
    Rents: $161,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $309,000
    General - Other: $255,000
    Health - Other: $114,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Police Protection: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,651,000
    Other: $4,631,000
    Health and Hospitals: $848,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,755,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,748,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $434,000
    Other License: $416,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $408,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000
    Severance: $7,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,795,000

Stevens County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,175,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,512,000
    Regular Highways: $132,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $90,000
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,013,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $101,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,208,000
    Regular Highways: $8,536,000
    Police Protection: $4,327,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,876,000
    General - Other: $2,477,000
    Financial Administration: $2,404,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,447,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,012,000
    General Public Buildings: $513,000
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $346,000
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000
    Libraries: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $710,000
    Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,484,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $548,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $196,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $83,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Other - General - Other: $30,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $22,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $9,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,171,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,095,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,067,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,163,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $440,000
    General Revenue - Other: $312,000
    Special Assessments: $270,000
    Rents: $161,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $309,000
    General - Other: $255,000
    Health - Other: $114,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Police Protection: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,651,000
    Other: $4,631,000
    Health and Hospitals: $848,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,755,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,748,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $434,000
    Other License: $416,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $408,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000
    Severance: $7,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,795,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,115
  • Number of aged recipients: 56
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,059
  • Number of recipients under 18: 128
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 841
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 146
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 351
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 573
Most common first names in Stevens County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert14774.3 years
John14074.3 years
William13678.8 years
Mary10881.1 years
James9475.0 years
Charles8476.1 years
George7776.1 years
Frank6679.6 years
Margaret5579.2 years
Richard5067.3 years
Most common last names in Stevens County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5975.4 years
Smith4176.3 years
Miller4073.7 years
Anderson3875.1 years
Brown3172.9 years
Thompson3077.0 years
Peterson3078.3 years
Clark2672.7 years
Wilson2579.8 years
Jones2375.9 years
Businesses in Stevens County, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware3Payless1
Arby's1RadioShack2
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Starbucks1
Curves1T-Mobile1
FedEx3Taco Bell1
Goodwill1The Room Place1
H&R Block1Toyota1
KFC1U-Haul3
La-Z-Boy1UPS5
Lane Furniture1Vons2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1

Stevens County on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"