Okanogan County, WA

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Established by the Washington Territorial Legislature from the western part of Stevens County on February 2, 1888.

Okanogan County is located in North Central Washington. In 1811 the Pacific Fur Company established the first Anglo-European settlement in eastern Washington at Fort Okanogan, where the Columbia River (Okanogan County) and Okanogan River join. Fur traders were followed by miners in the 1850’s, exploring the area for gold, and permanent settlement began in the 1870’s. The county is known as a rich agricultural area noted for apple orchards and cattle ranching. Gold, copper and iron are actively mined, and combined with the timber and recreation industries, mining balances the area’s economy. The Colville Indian Reservation, headquartered at Nespelem, occupies the southeast corner of the county.

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Official website

http://www.okanogancounty.org/

Sheriffs office

123 5th Avenue North
Room 200
Okanogan, WA
98840

Superior Court

149 3rd N
P.O.B. 112
Okanogan, WA
98840-0112

District Court

149 3rd N
P.O.B. 980
Okanogan, WA
98840-0980

Juvenille Court

227 4th N
P.O.B. 432
Okanogan, WA
98840-0432

County Clerk

149 3rd N
P.O.B. 72
Okanogan, WA
98840-0072

Health District

1234 South Second Avenue
Okanogan, WA 98840

Public Transportation

None

County seat

Okanogan

Land area (square feet)

5,268

Population Statistics (Year 2000)

Population

39,564

People per square mile

7.5

Under 18

27.7%

65 and over

14.0%

Male

49.8%

Female

50.2%

White

71.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

American Indian and Alaska Native

0.3%

African American

11.5%

Asian

0.4%

Other

2.0%

Crimes Reported (Year 2000)

Murder

2

Rape

12

Robbery

5

Aggravated Assault

61

Burglary

230

Larceny – theft

658

Motor vehicle thefts

46

 

Movies Filmed in Okanogan County

D.I.P. 3 (2003)

Filming location at Omak

Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966)

Filming location in Omak of the Omak Stampede

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