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Encyclopedia > Lewis County, Washington

Lewis County is a county located in the state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 68,600. The county seat is at Chehalis. Its largest city is Centralia. Image File history File links Map_of_Washington_highlighting_Lewis_County. ... 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, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Chehalis is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Centralia is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ...


It is named after Meriwether Lewis. Lewis County is known for sharing many characteristics with eastern Washington instead of western Washington, where it is located, especially politically. Lewis County voted for Republican George W. Bush by almost a 2-to-1 margin. This stands in sharp contrast to the fairly liberal surrounding areas. Meriwether Lewis, portrait by Charles Willson Peale Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator; he is best known for his role as the leader of the Corps of Discovery. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party [1]), is one of the two major political parties in the United States (the other being the Democratic Party). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the current President of the United States and a former Governor of the State of Texas. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,310 km² (2,436 mi²). 6,236 km² (2,408 mi²) of it is land and 74 km² (29 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.18% 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 (symbol sq. ...


Geographic features

Mount Adams in Washington state The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... Chehalis River is a river and river system located wholly within the state of Washington in the United States. ... The Cowlitz River is a river in the state of Washington in the United States, a tributary of the Columbia River. ... The Nisqually River (nuh-SKWAH-lee) is a river in west central Washington in the United States, approximately 81 mi (130 km) long. ...

Major highways

MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST Mexico Federal Highway 1 British Columbia provincial highway 99 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS CA-4 CA-7 Image:OR-4. ... United States Highway 12 is an east-west United States highway. ...

Adjacent counties

Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... Yakima County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Skamania County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Cowlitz County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Wahkiakum 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 68,600 people, 26,306 households, and 18,572 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (28/mi²). There are 29,585 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.96% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 2.55% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 5.37% 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 26,306 households out of which 31.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% are non-families. 24.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.02. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $35,511, and the median income for a family is $41,105. Males have a median income of $35,714 versus $23,453 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,082. 14.00% of the population and 10.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.60% 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 number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

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Cities | Towns | Municipalities | Governors | Legislature | Initiatives | Congress | Symbols | Parks | Roads | Music Centralia is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Chehalis is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Fords Prairie is a census-designated place located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Morton is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Mossyrock is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Napavine is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Packwood, Washington is a small town located in easternmost Lewis County, Washington. ... Pe Ell is a town located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Randle, Washington is a town located in extreme eastern Lewis County, Washington. ... Toledo is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Vader is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Winlock is a city located in Lewis 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, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... This is a list of cities in Washington state, 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 that have appeared before Washington state voters from 1914 to 2004, 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 state 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 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 state 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 Location Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Bellinghams Old Fairhaven neighborhood - April 2004 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. ... Downtown Seattle skyline City nickname: The Emerald City Location Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Government County King Mayor Greg Nickels NP/Democrat ¹ Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 369. ... City skyline and Riverfront Parks Clock Tower Spokane (pronounced spō-CAN ) is the county seat of Spokane County in the State of Washington. ... Spokane Valley, Washington is a newly incorporated city in Spokane County, Washington. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background City nickname: The City of Destiny Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State County Pierce Mayor Bill Baarsma (NP) Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 162. ... 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. ... Yakima is a city in central Washington and the county seat of Yakima County. ...

Smaller cities:

Auburn | Bremerton | Edmonds | Kennewick | Kirkland | Lakewood | Olympia | Pasco | Redmond | Renton | Richland | Shoreline Auburn is a city located in 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. ... Edmonds is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... 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). ... Marina Park in Kirkland Kirkland is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Lakewood is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ... State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ... Pasco is a city located in Franklin County, Washington. ... Location Location of Redmond within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Renton is a city located in King County, Washington, immediately southeast of Seattle. ... 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. ...

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. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... King County is located in the 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. ... 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 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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