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Encyclopedia > Grays Harbor County, Washington

Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 67,194. The county seat is at Montesano. Its largest city is Aberdeen. It is named after Captain Robert Gray, who discovered the harbor that bears his name in 1792. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Montesano is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Aberdeen is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington State, USA. Aberdeen was founded by early settler Samuel Benn when he had a plat filed in 1884. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Grays Harbor County was formed out of Thurston County on April 14, 1854. Originally named Chehalis County, it took its present name in 1915.[1][2] Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,761 km² (2,224 mi²). 4,965 km² (1,917 mi²) of it is land and 797 km² (308 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.83% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Geographic features

Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Lake Quinault is a lake on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state. ... Chehalis River is a river and river system located wholly within the state of Washington in the United States. ... The Olympic Mountains The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington in the United States. ... The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... The Wynoochee River is located in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. ...

Adjacent and/or overlapping

Colonel Bob Wilderness is a 48 square km protected area located in the southwest corner of Olympic National Forest in Washington State. ... Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the far northwestern part of the state known as the Olympic Peninsula. ... The Olympic National Forest is a national forest located in Washingtons Olympic Peninsula. ...

State parks

  • Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Lake Sylvia State Park
  • Ocean City State Park
  • Pacific Beach State Park
  • Twin Harbors State Park
  • Westhaven State Park
  • Westport Light State Park

Major highways

U.S. Highway 12 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ...

Adjacent counties

Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pacific County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 67,194 people, 26,808 households, and 17,907 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (35/mi²). There are 32,489 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.30% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 4.66% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. 4.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 26,808 households out of which 30.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% are married couples living together, 11.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.98. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $34,160, and the median income for a family is $39,709. Males have a median income of $35,947 versus $24,262 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,799. 16.10% of the population and 11.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.60% of those under the age of 18 and 9. 40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Cities and towns

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Cities | Towns | Municipalities | Governors | Legislature | Initiatives to the People | Initiatives to the Legislature | Congress | Symbols | Parks | Roads | Music Aberdeen is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington State, USA. Aberdeen was founded by early settler Samuel Benn when he had a plat filed in 1884. ... Aberdeen Gardens is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Amanda Park is an unincorporated community located in the Olympic Peninsula in Grays Harbor County, Washington along U.S. Highway 101. ... Brady is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Central Park is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Chehalis Village is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Cohassett Beach is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Copalis Beach is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Cosmopolis is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Elma is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Grayland is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Hoquiam (pronounced ) is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Humptulips is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Junction City is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Malone-Porter is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Markham is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... McCleary is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Moclips is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Montesano is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Neilton is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Oakville is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Ocean City is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Ocean Shores is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Satsop is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Taholah is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Westport is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Source: http://www. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... This is a list of cities in Washington, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... List of towns in Washington State Note: Populated places in Washington State are either cities, towns or census-designated places. ... There are 281 cities in the U.S. state of Washington. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... The Washington State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Washington. ... This is a list of all initiatives to the people that have appeared before Washington voters from 1914 to 2005, listed by number, subject, and result. ... This is a list of all initiatives to the Washington State Legislature from 1914 to 2004 that gathered enough signatures to come under consideration, listed by number, subject, and result. ... Washington State currently sends 11 congressional delegates to the United States Congress - 9 members of the House and 2 Senators. ... This is a list of Washington state parks, in the United States of America. ... Categories: Stub | Washington state highways ... The U.S. state of Washington includes several major hotbeds of musical innovation. ...

State capital:

Olympia This is a list of United States state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Reference http://www. ... State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ...

Regions:

Central Washington | Columbia River Plateau | Eastern Washington | Inland Empire | Kitsap Peninsula | Olympic Peninsula | Okanogan Country | Palouse | Puget Sound | San Juan Islands | Western Washington | Yakima Valley This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Central Washington is a region of the United States defined as the western half of Eastern Washington, or those counties lying east of the Cascade Mountains but west of the 119th meridian. ... The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau. ... Eastern Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington east of the Cascade Mountains. ... The Inland Empire is a region in the Pacific Northwest centered around Spokane, Washington, including much of the surrounding Columbia River basin. ... The Kitsap Peninsula, at times called the Indian Peninsula or the Great Peninsula, is the arm of land in Washington state (USA) that lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound and east of the Olympic Peninsula across Hood Canal. ... The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... Okanogan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... The Palouse is a region covering approximately 16,000 sq. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm (sound) of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The San Juan Islands are a part of the San Juan Archipelago in the northwest corner of the continental United States. ... Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington west of the Cascade Mountains. ... This irrigation ditch receives its water from the Yakima River. ...

Major cities:

Bellevue | Bellingham | Everett | Federal Way | Kent | Seattle | Spokane | Spokane Valley | Tacoma | Tri-Cities | Vancouver | Yakima Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Bellingham is the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Everett High School (part of Everett Public Schools) Everett Public Schools logo Everett Station Everett is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Federal Way is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. ... Logo of Kent, WA Kent is a city located in King County, Washington. ... This article is about the city. ... Spokane (pronounced spō-CAN ), originally called Spokan Falls without an e at the end and means Children of the Sun, is the county seat of Spokane County in the State of Washington, USA. It is also known as the seat of the Inland Empire. ... Spokane Valley, Washington is a newly incorporated city in Spokane County, Washington. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background Nickname: The City of Destiny Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... The Tri-Cities in the state of Washington are Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick. ... City of Vancouver Logo Vancouver, Washington is a city on the north shore of the Columbia River, in the state of Washington, USA. It is the county seat of Clark County. ... City seal Yakima (IPA: ) is a city in central Washington and the county seat of Yakima County, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,845 and a metropolitan of 229,094. ...

Smaller cities:

Auburn | Anacortes | Bremerton | Ellensburg | Chelan | Edmonds | Issaquah | Kennewick | Kirkland | Lakewood | Lynnwood | Moses Lake | Pasco | Port Angeles | Port Townsend | Pullman | Puyallup | Redmond | Renton | Snoqualmie | Richland | Shoreline | Walla Walla | Wenatchee Auburn is a city located in Washington. ... Anacortes (pronounced ) is a city located in Skagit County, Washington. ... Bremerton is a city located in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 37,259. ... Ellensburg is a city located in Kittitas County, Washington. ... Chelan is a city located in Chelan County, Washington. ... Edmonds is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Issaquah city hall. ... Kennewick is a city located in Benton County in south-eastearn Washington, USA. It is the most populous of the three cities collectively referred to as the Tri-Cities (the others being Pasco and Richland). ... Motto: Nickname: The Little City That Could Map Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington Political Statistics Founded 1888 Incorporated 1905 County King Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mary-Alyce Burleigh Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 28. ... Lakewood is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ... Lynnwood is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Moses Lake is a city located in Grant County, Washington. ... Pasco is a city located in Franklin County, Washington. ... Port Angeles is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Port Townsend is a city located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Pullman is a city located in Whitman County, Washington. ... Puyallup (pronounced ) is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Renton is a city located in King County, Washington, USA, immediately southeast of Seattle. ... Snoqualmie is a city next to Snoqualmie Falls in King County, Washington. ... Richland is a city located in Benton County in southeastern Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima River and the Columbia River. ... Shoreline is a city located in King County, Washington, 15 miles (24 km) north of Downtown Seattle. ... Walla Walla is the both the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, USA, and the countys largest city. ... The photo is looking north-northwest. ...

Counties:

Adams | Asotin | Benton | Chelan | Clallam | Clark | Columbia | Cowlitz | Douglas | Ferry | Franklin | Garfield | Grant | Grays Harbor | Island | Jefferson | King | Kitsap | Kittitas | Klickitat | Lewis | Lincoln | Mason | Okanogan | Pacific | Pend Oreille | Pierce | San Juan | Skagit | Skamania | Snohomish | Spokane | Stevens | Thurston | Wahkiakum | Walla Walla | Whatcom | Whitman | Yakima List of Washington counties: Washington counties Adams County Asotin County Benton County Chelan County Clallam County Clark County Columbia County Cowlitz County Douglas County Ferry County Franklin County Garfield County Grant County Grays Harbor County Island County Jefferson County King County Kitsap County Kittitas County Klickitat County Lewis County Lincoln... Adams County is a county located in the State of Washington. ... Asotin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... Chelan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Clallam County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... Cowlitz County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Washington, USA. As of 2000, the population is 32,603. ... Ferry County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... King County is located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Kittitas County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Klickitat County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Okanogan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pacific County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pend Oreille County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... San Juan County is a county located in the state of Washington, comprised of the San Juan Islands. ... Skagit County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Skamania County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Spokane County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Stevens County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Wahkiakum County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Walla Walla County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Whatcom County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Whitman County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Yakima County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...


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Grays Harbor County, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,160, and the median income for a family is $39,709.
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