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Garfield County, Washington

Garfield County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 2,397. The county seat is at Pomeroy.

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Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,860 km² (718 mi²). 1,840 km² (711 mi²) of it is land and 20 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.06% water.

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Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 2,397 people, 987 households, and 670 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (3/mi²). There are 1,288 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.45% White, 0.00% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 987 households out of which 28.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% are married couples living together, 6.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% are non-families. 28.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the county, the population is spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 21.90% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,398, and the median income for a family is $41,645. Males have a median income of $33,313 versus $22,132 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,992. 14.20% of the population and 12.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.10% are under the age of 18 and 10.20% are 65 or older.

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