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Grays Harbor County, Washington

Grays Harbor County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 67,194. The county seat is at Montesano.

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Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,761 km² (2,224 mi²). 4,965 km² (1,917 mi²) of it is land and 797 km² (308 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.83% water.

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Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 67,194 people, 26,808 households, and 17,907 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (35/mi²). There are 32,489 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.30% White, 0.34% African American, 4.66% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. 4.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 26,808 households out of which 30.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% are married couples living together, 11.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county, the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $34,160, and the median income for a family is $39,709. Males have a median income of $35,947 versus $24,262 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,799. 16.10% of the population and 11.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.60% are under the age of 18 and 9.40% are 65 or older.

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See also: list of Washington counties

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