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The 2000 Census showed that Ferry County had a population of 7,260 people. This represented 0.12% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Ferry had a population of 7,520 people. This is an increase of 3.58% 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
20107,551+4.01%+0.41% since 2009
20097,520+3.58%+1.72% since 2008
20087,393+1.83%+0.42% since 2007
20077,362+1.4%-1.85% since 2006
20067,501+3.32%+0.78% since 2005
20047,437+2.44%+0.66% since 2003
20037,388+1.76%+1.75% since 2002
20017,277+0.23%+0.23% since 2000
20007,260The Last Census

Ferry County had 3,775 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Ferry County has a total area<3> of 2,257 square miles [5,846 km²]. Of this total, 2,203 square miles [5,708 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.37%) being water (53.5 square miles [138.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Ferry County had a population density of 3.29 people per square mile [1.27 people/km²], making it the state's 39th 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 Ferry County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Ferry and the state of Washington.

Click here for the Ferry County QuickFact (QF-53019).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
LincolnQF-53043   S10,24810,1840.63%
OkanoganQF-53047   W40,55239,5642.5%
StevensQF-53065   E42,33440,0665.66%

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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 Ferry. 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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