Klickitat County, Washington\nKlickitat County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 19,161. The county seat is at Goldendale.
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Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,932 km² (1,904 mi²). 4,849 km² (1,872 mi²) of it is land and 82 km² (32 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.67% water.
Geographic Features\n*Cascade Mountains\n*Columbia River
Major Highways\n*United States Highway 97
Adjacent Counties\n*Yakima County, Washington - north\n*Benton County, Washington - northeast\n*Morrow County, Oregon - southeast\n*Gilliam County, Oregon - southeast\n*Sherman County, Oregon - south\n*Hood River County, Oregon - southwest\n*Wasco County, Oregon - southwest\n*Skamania County, Washington - west
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,161 people, 7,473 households, and 5,305 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (10/mi²). There are 8,633 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 87.56% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 3.47% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 5.02% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. 7.81% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 7,473 households out of which 32.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% are married couples living together, 9.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% are non-families. 23.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the county, the population is spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,267, and the median income for a family is $40,414. Males have a median income of $36,067 versus $21,922 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,502. 17.00% of the population and 12.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.50% are under the age of 18 and 15.10% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Bickleton\n*Bingen\n*Centerville\n*Dallesport\n*Goldendale\n*Klickitat\n*Lyle\n*Maryhill\n*Roosevelt\n*Trout Lake\n*White Salmon\n*Wishram