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The 2000 Census showed that Clallam County had a population of 64,525 people. This represented 1.09% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Clallam had a population of 71,413 people. This is an increase of 10.67% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
200971,413+10.67%+0.67% since 2008
200870,937+9.94%+0.95% since 2007
200770,272+8.91%+0.86% since 2006
200669,671+7.98%+1.34% since 2005
200568,749+6.55%+1.93% since 2004
200467,446+4.53%+1.65% since 2003
200366,349+2.83%+0.81% since 2002
200265,819+2.01%+1.59% since 2001
200164,792+0.41%+0.41% since 2000
200064,525The Last Census

Clallam County had 30,683 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Clallam County has a total area<3> of 2,670 square miles [6,916 km²]. Of this total, 1,739 square miles [4,505 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (34.86%) being water (930 square miles [2,410 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Clallam County had a population density of 37.1 people per square mile [14.32 people/km²], making it the state's 18th most densely populated county (out of 39 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Clallam County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Clallam and the state of Washington.

Click here for the Clallam County QuickFact (QF-53009).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Clallam County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Port AngelesQF-535536518,91218,3972.8%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Clallam. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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