County Transportation Metrics is a project of the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) and will provide a roadmap for setting transportation priorities.

Douglas County

Douglas County is a rural county located in north central Washington. The county was created out of Lincoln County in 1883 and named after US Senator Steven Douglas of Illinois who was the chairman of the US Commission on Territories when the Territory of Washington was created.

Waterville is the county seat and East Wenatchee is the largest city. The county's proximity to Grand Coulee Dam just over the county line, as well as the four Columbia River dams within the county have over time provided work for thousands of Douglas County residents.

Approximately one-third of the county's employment is in agriculture during the peak summer season. Apples, wheat and cattle are primary crops. Wine grapes are also grown in the area.

Population (OFM Databook, 2011) 

Population (2011) 38,650
Population Change (2000 to 2010)      1.4%
Land Area (Sq. Mi.) 1,819.26
Density (Population/Sq. Mi.) 21.24


Bridgeport                                                   2,405
East Wenatchee 13,220
Mansfield 320
Waterville 1,140

Major Highways

  • US Route 2
  • US Route 97

County Roads (CRAB and OFM, 2011)

Total Center Lane Miles
Maintenance Expenditures
$ 3,842,848
Preservation Expenditures
$ 3,769,189
Improvement Expenditures
$ 76,922

County Revenues  & Expenditures (OFM Databook, 2011)

Total Revenues
$ 40,838,498
Total Expenditures
$ 39,204,233
Transportation Expenditures
$ 9,703,060


Performance Measures

Links & Sources

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