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The 2000 Census showed that Douglas County had a population of 32,603 people. This represented 0.55% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Douglas had a population of 37,565 people. This is an increase of 15.22% 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
201038,431+17.88%+2.31% since 2009
200937,565+15.22%+1.55% since 2008
200836,993+13.47%+1.85% since 2007
200736,322+11.41%+2.69% since 2006
200635,370+8.49%+2.6% since 2005
200534,473+5.74%+1.45% since 2004
200433,980+4.22%+1.72% since 2003
200333,405+2.46%+1.18% since 2002
200233,017+1.27%+0.71% since 2001
200132,784+0.56%+0.56% since 2000
200032,603The Last Census

Douglas County had 12,944 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Douglas County has a total area<3> of 1,848 square miles [4,788 km²]. Of this total, 1,820 square miles [4,715 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.52%) being water (28.17 square miles [72.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Douglas County had a population density of 17.91 people per square mile [6.91 people/km²], making it the state's 26th 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 Douglas County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Douglas and the state of Washington.

Click here for the Douglas County QuickFact (QF-53017).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
East WenatcheeQF-532015512,5695,757118.33%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ChelanQF-53007   W72,37266,6168.64%
GrantQF-53025   SE88,09874,69817.94%
KittitasQF-53037   SW39,53233,36218.49%
LincolnQF-53043   E10,24810,1840.63%
OkanoganQF-53047   N40,55239,5642.5%

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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 Douglas. 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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