Stevens County is a county located in the state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 40,066. The county seat is at Colville. It is named for the first governor of Washington Territory, Isaac Stevens.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,580 km˛ (2,541 mi˛). 6,419 km˛ (2,478 mi˛) of it is land and 161 km˛ (62 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.45% water.
- Pend Oreille County, Washington - east
- Spokane County, Washington - southeast
- Lincoln County, Washington - southwest
- Ferry County, Washington - west
It also shares its northern border with British Columbia, Canada.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 40,066 people, 15,017 households, and 11,022 families residing in the county. The population density is 6/km˛ (16/mi˛). There are 17,599 housing units at an average density of 3/km˛ (7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 90.05% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 5.66% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. 1.84% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 15,017 households out of which 34.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% are married couples living together, 8.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% are non-families. 22.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.08.
In the county, the population is spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,673, and the median income for a family is $40,250. Males have a median income of $35,256 versus $23,679 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,895. 15.90% of the population and 11.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.80% of those under the age of 18 and 11.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Kettle Falls