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Grays Harbor County

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  • Name origin: Named for the large inlet at the mouth of the Chehalis River. Capt. Robert Gray (1755-1806) is credited with the Euro-American discovery of the harbor in 1792.
  • Established: 1854 Apr 14
  • County seat: Montesano
  • County government website
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  • Population (2010): 72,797 (Rank: 17 of 39)
  • Area (2010): 1,902.03 square miles (Rank: 15 of 39)
  • Density (2010): 38.3 people per square miles (Rank: 19 of 39)
  • Highest elevation: 4,880 feet, Wynoochee Point.

Cities and Towns Population Area Density Elevation Zip code
(sq miles) (pop/sq miles) (feet)
1. Aberdeen city 16,896 10.65 1,586.0 12 98520
2. Hoquiam city 8,726 9.02 967.1 14 98550
3. Ocean Shores city 5,569 8.51 654.8 14 98569
4. Montesano city 3,976 10.41 381.9 65 98563
5. Elma city 3,107 1.89  1,643.9 57 98541
6. Westport city 2,099 3.70  567.3 12 98595
7. McCleary city 1,653 2.05  806.3 320 98557
8. Cosmopolis city 1,649 1.33  1,239.8 11 98537
9. Oakville city 684 0.50  1,368.0 95 98568

 


Additional facts

  • Grays Harbor is one of four Washington counties with Pacific Ocean coastline.

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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