Place:Okanogan, Washington, United States

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Okanogan County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,120. The county seat is Okanogan, while the largest city is Omak. In area, it is the largest county in the state.

Approximately 20 percent of residents live in the Greater Omak Area. The county forms a portion of the Okanogan Country. The first county seat was Ruby, Washington, which has now been a ghost town for more than 100 years.

Okanogan County was formed out of Stevens County on February 2, 1888. The name derives from the Okanagan language place name ukʷnaqín. The name Okanogan (Okanagan) also refers to the region that also encompasses part of southern British Columbia.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1884 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1899 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 1,467
1900 4,689
1910 12,887
1920 17,094
1930 18,519
1940 24,546
1950 29,131
1960 25,520
1970 25,867
1980 30,639
1990 33,350

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