Ferry County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting Ferry County
Location in the state of Washington (state)
Map of USA WA
Washington's location in the U.S.
Founded February 21, 1899
Seat Republic
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,257 sq mi (5,846 km²)
2,204 sq mi (5,708 km²)
53 sq mi (137 km²), 2.73%
 - (2010)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Ferry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2010, the population was 7,551. The county seat is at Republic, which is also the county's largest city. It was named after Elisha P. Ferry, the state's first governor.

Ferry County was created out of Stevens County on February 21, 1899.[1]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,257 square miles (5,850 km2), of which 2,204 square miles (5,710 km2) is land and 53 square miles (140 km2) (2.37%) is water.

Geographic featuresEdit

Sanpoil River

The Sanpoil River flows south to the Columbia

Adjacent countiesEdit

(also shares northern border with British Columbia, Canada)

National protected areasEdit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 4,562
1910 4,800 5.2%
1920 5,143 7.1%
1930 4,292 −16.5%
1940 4,701 9.5%
1950 4,096 −12.9%
1960 3,889 −5.1%
1970 3,655 −6.0%
1980 5,811 59.0%
1990 6,295 8.3%
2000 7,260 15.3%
2010 7,551 4.0%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,260 people, 2,823 households, and 1,987 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 inhabitants per square mile (1.2 /km2). There were 3,775 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.1% were of German, 9.5% United States or American, 9.1% Irish, and 7.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.7% spoke English and 1.9% Spanish as their first language.

There were 2,823 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 107.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,388, and the median income for a family was $35,691. Males had a median income of $32,103 versus $23,371 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,019. About 13.30% of families and 19.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

Census-recognized communitiesEdit

Other communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit


Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 48°28′N 118°31′W / 48.47, -118.51

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