Ferry County is a county located in the state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 7,260. The county seat is at Republic. It was named after Elisha P. Ferry, the state's first governor.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,847 km˛ (2,257 mi˛). 5,708 km˛ (2,204 mi˛) of it is land and 139 km˛ (53 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.37% water.
(also shares northern border with British Columbia, Canada)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,260 people, 2,823 households, and 1,987 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km˛ (3/mi˛). There are 3,775 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 75.48% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 18.28% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.23% from other races, and 3.46% from two or more races. 2.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,823 households out of which 30.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% are married couples living together, 10.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% are non-families. 24.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the county, the population is spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 29.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 107.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,388, and the median income for a family is $35,691. Males have a median income of $32,103 versus $23,371 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,019. 19.00% of the population and 13.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.40% of those under the age of 18 and 10.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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