Clallam County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 64,525. The county seat is at Port Angeles. "Clallam" derives from a Klallam word meaning "the strong people."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,916 km˛ (2,670 mi˛). 4,505 km˛ (1,739 mi˛) of it is land and 2,411 km˛ (931 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 34.86% water.
Located in Clallam County is Cape Alava, the westernmost point in both Washington and the continental United States, with a longitude of 124 degrees, 43 minutes and 59 seconds. Also, near Cape Alava is Ozette, the westernmost town in the continental United States (See Extreme Points for more information.)
Also shares northern border with Canada.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 64,525 people, 27,164 households, and 18,064 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km˛ (37/mi˛). There are 30,683 housing units at an average density of 7/km˛ (18/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 89.12% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 5.12% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. 3.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 27,164 households out of which 25.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.78.
In the county, the population is spread out with 22.00% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $36,449, and the median income for a family is $44,381. Males have a median income of $35,452 versus $24,628 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,517. 12.50% of the population and 8.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.10% of those under the age of 18 and 6.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Photographic virtual tour of Clallam County. (http://www.Untraveledroad.com/USA/Washington/Clallam.htm)