Asotin County is a county located in the state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 20,551. The county seat is at Asotin.
"Asotin" derives from a Nez Perce word meaning "Eel Creek".
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,659 km˛ (641 mi˛). 1,646 km˛ (635 mi˛) of it is land and 14 km˛ (5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.83% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 20,551 people, 8,364 households, and 5,654 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km˛ (32/mi˛). There are 9,111 housing units at an average density of 6/km˛ (14/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 95.62% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 8,364 households out of which 31.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% are married couples living together, 11.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $33,524, and the median income for a family is $40,592. Males have a median income of $35,810 versus $22,218 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,748. 15.40% of the population and 11.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.70% of those under the age of 18 and 6.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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