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Stevens County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2014: 43,650 (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: 18 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Stevens County: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.2%), Manufacturing (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Stevens County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years
Males: 21,841  (50.0%)
Females: 21,809  (50.0%)

Stevens County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Stevens County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,396 ($34,673 in 1999)

This county:

$41396
Washington:

$58405

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $550 (lower quartile is $416, upper quartile is $721)
This county:

$550
State:

$867


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $166,020 (it was $107,800 in 2000)
Stevens:

$166,020
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $107,047 - $269,137
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,119
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $339

Institutionalized population: 177

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 293
  • Thefts: 410
  • Auto thefts: 70

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 242
  • Thefts: 408
  • Auto thefts: 42
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 240 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2008: 122 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2009: 84 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2010: 66 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2011: 52 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2012: 67 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2013: 66 buildings, average cost: $222,400
  • 2014: 79 buildings, average cost: $207,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 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: $1,421 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,343 (0.8%)

Stevens County household income distribution in 2009 Stevens County home values distribution Stevens County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.2%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.2% for Black residents, 28.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 36.8% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
Stevens County:

17.6%
Washington:

14.1%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.5% for American Indian residents, 33.2% for other race residents, 29.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 56 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 46 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 49 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

2012 air pollution in Stevens County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.7 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 September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 955
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 954 (55% naturalized citizens)

Stevens County:

2.4%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 110
  • 1990 to 1994: 180
  • 1985 to 1989: 47
  • 1980 to 1984: 47
  • 1975 to 1979: 57
  • 1970 to 1974: 44
  • 1970 to 1974: 79
  • 1965 to 1969: 390

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: 12,357
  • One, attached: 158
  • Two: 173
  • 3 or 4: 180
  • 5 to 9: 158
  • 10 to 19: 196
  • 20 or more: 311
  • Mobile homes: 3,872
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 194

Housing units in Stevens County with a mortgage: 3,666 (372 second mortgage, 302 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,881

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Stevens County

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 slightly below Washington state average. It is 99% 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, Depth: 32.2 mi, 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 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 the 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 Stevens County center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 547.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • WashingtonSlide Creek Fire, Incident Period: August 26, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2854, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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
  • WashingtonValley Mill Fire, Incident Period: August 8, 2006 to August 11, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 8, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2663, 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
  • WashingtonFlooding, Incident Period: May 26, 1998 to May 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1252): October 5, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1252, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • WashingtonSevere Storms/Flooding/Landslides/Mudslides, Incident Period: March 18, 1997 to March 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1172): April 2, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1172, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 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
  • WashingtonFires, Incident Period: October 16, 1991 to October 24, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-922): November 13, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-922, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • WashingtonHeavy Rains, Flooding, Mudslides, Incident Period: March 8, 1989 to March 17, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-822): April 14, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-822, Natural disaster type: Mudslide, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • WashingtonVOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 21, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-623): May 21, 1980, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-623, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Stevens County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 3, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 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 (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

  • Canada (28%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • Russia (12%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

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

  • German (21%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Stevens County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,391 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 2,065 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0%)
  • Walked: 626 (4%)
  • Other means: 126 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,008 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,632.

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Washington average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.17% relocated from other counties in Washington ($25,748 average AGI)
2.35% relocated from other states ($14,914 average AGI)
Stevens County:

2.35%
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 Spokane County, WA  2.51% ($35,777 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.27% ($44,744)
from King County, WA  0.23% ($38,545)
from Ferry County, WA  0.13% ($41,211)
from Pierce County, WA  0.13% ($47,211)
from Clark County, WA  0.08% ($81,750)
from Pend Oreille County, WA  0.08% ($31,818)


6.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Washington average:

6.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.56% relocated to other counties in Washington ($20,631 average AGI)
2.21% relocated to other states ($10,875 average AGI)
Stevens County:

2.21%
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  3.02% ($29,833 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.28% ($28,100)
to Kootenai County, ID  0.13% ($42,526)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.12% ($33,588)
to Pierce County, WA  0.12% ($31,941)
to Ferry County, WA  0.11% ($26,000)
to Pend Oreille County, WA  0.09% ($29,538)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Stevens County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Stevens County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Stevens County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Stevens County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 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 Stevens County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (447)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (382)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (371)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (359)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (346)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (222)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (203)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (107)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (106)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (94)

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: 4429.920
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 283.220
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23105.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1104.420
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 947.330
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71.41

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.9

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: 43,265
  • In family households: 36,960 (9,163 male householders, 2,980 female householders)
    9,748 spouses, 11,799 children (10,614 natural, 451 adopted, 734 stepchildren), 988 grandchildren, 243 brothers or sisters, 282 parents, 374 other relatives, 1,112 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,305 (2,677 male householders (2,137 living alone)), 2,496 female householders (2,115 living alone)), 1,132 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 266 (177 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,265 2-persons, 2,266 3-persons, 1,862 4-persons, 970 5-persons, 449 6-persons, 331 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,252 1-person, 794 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

8,061 married couples with children.
2,368 single-parent households (731 men, 1,637 women).

97.3% of residents of Stevens County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $215,958,000 ($5228 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:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 145
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,247
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,670
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,983
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,502
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,561
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,154
  • 1940 to 1949: 768
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,105
Rooms in houses/apartments in Stevens County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 122
  • 2 rooms: 223
  • 3 rooms: 666
  • 4 rooms: 1,639
  • 5 rooms: 2,363
  • 6 rooms: 2,383
  • 7 rooms: 1,794
  • 8 rooms: 1,203
  • 9+ rooms: 1,338
  • 1 room: 123
  • 2 rooms: 289
  • 3 rooms: 457
  • 4 rooms: 893
  • 5 rooms: 687
  • 6 rooms: 446
  • 7 rooms: 193
  • 8 rooms: 87
  • 9+ rooms: 111
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Stevens County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 163
  • 1 bedroom: 804
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,029
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,065
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,068
  • 5+ bedrooms: 602
  • no bedroom: 161
  • 1 bedroom: 681
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,219
  • 3 bedrooms: 922
  • 4 bedrooms: 240
  • 5+ bedrooms: 63
Cars and other vehicles available in Stevens County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 299
  • 1 vehicle: 2,298
  • 2 vehicles: 5,071
  • 3 vehicles: 2,818
  • 4 vehicles: 874
  • 5+ vehicles: 371
  • no vehicle: 498
  • 1 vehicle: 1,400
  • 2 vehicles: 1,018
  • 3 vehicles: 272
  • 4 vehicles: 73
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

57% of Stevens County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Washington.

Stevens County:

56.9%
State average:

50.2%

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

  • This state: 22695
  • Northeast: 1095
  • Midwest: 3636
  • South: 1688
  • West: 9705

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stevens County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (34.7%)
  • Utility gas (26.1%)
  • Electricity (24.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Electricity (47.3%)
  • Wood (27.4%)
  • Utility gas (14.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 460
Here:

8.7%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 170
Here:

5.5%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 107
Here:

12.3%
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)

Stevens County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $577,000
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $2,802,000
    Police Protection: $2,297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,246,000
    Regular Highways: $2,094,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,559,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,547,000
    Financial Administration: $1,272,000
    General - Other: $753,000
    Solid Waste Management: $486,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $410,000
    Housing & Community Development: $226,000
    Parks & Recreation: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $566,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $494,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,562,000
    Health - Other: $155,000
    Solid Waste Management: $113,000
    Police Protection: $57,000
    General - Other: $32,000
    Corrections - Other: $31,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $21,000
    Judicial: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,062,000

Stevens County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,309,000
    All Other: $1,001,000
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $398,000
    All Other: $58,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $2,560,000
    All Other: $1,141,000
    Highways: $809,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $695,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $385,000
    Special Assessments: $234,000
    Rents: $174,000
    Property Sale Other: $49,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,969,000
    All Other: $1,787,000
    Health & Hospitals: $848,000
    Housing & Community Development: $491,000
    General Support: $100,000
    Education: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,598,000
    Total General Sales: $1,523,000
    NEC: $1,163,000
    Other Selective Sales: $290,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $194,000
    Public Utilities: $11,000

Stevens County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,913,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,529,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $37,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,347,000

Stevens County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $825,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,990,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $136,000

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
Stevens County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Stevens 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 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)"