Douglas County, Washington
Waterville-Douglas-County Court House IMG 1832
County Courthouse
Douglas County wa seal
Map of Washington highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Washington (state)
Map of USA WA
Washington's location in the U.S.
Founded November 28, 1883
Seat Waterville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,849 sq mi (4,789 km²)
1,821 sq mi (4,716 km²)
28 sq mi (73 km²), 1.52%
 - (2010)
 - Density

21/sq mi (8.1/km²)

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. It is part of the 'WenatcheeEast Wenatchee, Washington, Metropolitan Statistical Area'. Its population was 38,431 at the 2010 U.S. census. The county seat is at Waterville. Its largest city is East Wenatchee, although the unincorporated East Wenatchee Bench CDP is larger. It was named after American statesman Stephen A. Douglas. Douglas County was created out of Lincoln County on November 28, 1883.[1]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,849 square miles (4,788.9 km2), of which 1,821 square miles (4,716.4 km2) is land and 28 square miles (72.5 km2) (1.52%) is water.

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Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 3,161
1900 4,926 55.8%
1910 9,227 87.3%
1920 9,392 1.8%
1930 7,561 −19.5%
1940 8,651 14.4%
1950 10,817 25.0%
1960 14,890 37.7%
1970 16,787 12.7%
1980 22,144 31.9%
1990 26,205 18.3%
2000 32,603 24.4%
2010 38,431 17.9%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 32,603 people, 11,726 households, and 8,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 12,944 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.65% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 10.83% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. 19.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.0% were of German, 10.0% English, 9.3% United States or American and 7.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 81.5% spoke English, and 17.7% Spanish as their first language.

There were 11,726 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% were non-families. 20.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,464, and the median income for a family was $43,777. Males had a median income of $35,917 versus $24,794 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,148. About 11.20% of families and 14.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

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Eastern Washington Truck

Truck driving through Douglas County on Route 2

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Coordinates: 47°44′N 119°41′W / 47.74, -119.69[[Category:Counties of Washington (state)

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