County population in 2012: 43,538 (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:
Land area: 2478 sq. mi. Water area: 62.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stevens County: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.8%), Retail trade (12.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,223 (0.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $969 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.1%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.4% for Black residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.2% for American Indian residents, 11.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.5% for other race residents, 17.5% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in 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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Stevens County: Prouty Corners (A), South Fork Grange (B), Upper Columbia RV Park and Campground (C), Goodwin Station (D), Rock Cut (E), Cousins Cabin (F), Divine Place (G), Fort Colville Grange (H), Hunters Landing (I), Red Quarry (J), Blue Creek Camp (K), Princess Pine Camp (L), Colville Gun Club (M), Lutjen Cabin (N), Colville Valley Grange (O), Cole Creek Picnic Area (P), Reed Ranch (Q), Snag Cove Campground (R), Three Forks (S), Peterson Clearing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Stevens County include: West End Church (A), Chewelah Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Colville Adventist Church (C), Enterprise Church (D), Valley Bible Church (E), Saint John's Episcopal Church (F), Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church (G), Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (H), Addy New Life Christian Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Stranger Creek Cemetery (1), Summit Valley Cemetery (2), Cully Memorial Cemetery (3), Old Northport Cemetery (4), Grandview Cemetery (5), Pleasant View Cemetery (6), Bossburg Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Buck Lake (A), Keogh Lake (B), Buhrig Lake (C), Coffin Lake (D), Reeder Lake (E), First Thought Lake (F), McCoy Lake (G), Nelson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Rivers and creeks: Bayley Creek (A), Bestrom Creek (B), Boundary Creek (C), Bruce Creek (D), Bulldog Creek (E), Butte Creek (F), Byers Creek (G), Strauss Creek (H), Cassner Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Stevens County include: Little Pend Orielle State Wildlife Area (1), Saint Pauls Mission State Historical Site (2), Old Kettle Falls Recreation Site (3), Sheep Creek Recreation Site (4), Williams Recreation Site (5), Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge (6), Fort Colville Historical Monument (7), Douglass Falls Grange Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Stevens County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 6.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Stevens County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/24/1997 at 14:23:12, a magnitude 4.6 (3.9 MB, 4.6 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the county center On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the county center On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from the county center On 1/20/2000 at 03:27:23, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, 3.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Stevens County center On 6/24/1997 at 14:36:02, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the county center On 4/15/1991 at 05:31:13, a magnitude 3.6 (3.0 MB, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
Washington Slide 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
Washington Severe 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
Washington Valley 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
Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3227): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Washington Flooding, 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
Washington Severe 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
Washington Severe 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
Washington Fires, 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
Washington Heavy 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
Washington VOLCANIC 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: 4, Fires: 3, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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 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
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,330 (5,226 aged, 1,104 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
56 per 1000 residents
66 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
38 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +76
+2 per 1000 residents
+21 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,596
+38 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 576
2000 to 2004: 1,318
1990 to 1999: 3,851
1980 to 1989: 2,845
1970 to 1979: 4,575
1960 to 1969: 1,337
1950 to 1959: 1,411
1940 to 1949: 714
1939 or earlier: 2,087
Rooms in houses/apartments in Stevens County, Washington
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 22695
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