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Clallam County

FACT SHEET

  • Name origin: Name is believed to be derived from a tribal name meaning “big, strong nation”.
  • Established: 1854 Apr 26
  • County seat: Port Angeles
  • County government website
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  • Population (2010): 71,404 (Rank: 19 of 39)
  • Area (2010): 1,738.33 square miles (Rank: 20 of 39)
  • Density (2010): 41.1 people per square miles (Rank: 18 of 39)
  • Highest elevation: 7,218 feet, north side of Gray Wolf Ridge, about 15 miles south of Sequim.

Cities and Towns Population Area Density Elevation Zip code
(sq miles) (pop/sq miles) (feet)
1. Port Angeles city 19,038 10.70 1,779.8 32 983**
2. Sequim city 6,606 6.31 1,046.2 185 98382
3. Forks city 3,532 3.65 967.7 300 98331

 


Additional facts

  • Clallam is one of four Washington counties with Pacific Ocean coastline.
  • Cape Alava is the westernmost point (on the mainland) in the state and, in fact, the 48 contiguous United States. Several islands offshore are even farther west.
  • Lake Ozette is the 3rd largest natural lake in the state by surface area (7,787 acres). Lake Crescent is the 6th largest (5,100 acres) and 2nd deepest. Only Lake Chelan is deeper.

Notes

  • This page is updated periodically in an effort to keep information accurate and offer additional data.
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  • All population and area data are from the 2010 United States Census. All population density figures for cities greater than 5,000 people are as well. Densities of smaller towns and cities were calculated separately using US Census data.
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