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

Pacific County

Pacific County is in the far southwestern corner of Washington state. A distinctive geographical feature is the 30-mile-long Long Beach Peninsula, which meets the ocean on its western side and shelters Willapa Bay on the eastern side.  The unincorporated community of Oysterville was the original county seat until the late 19th s=century when it changed to South Bend. The county's largest city s Raymond.

The economic base of the area's indigenous Chinook and Lower Chehalis peoples as well as that of early-arriving settlers was oystering and fishing. Willapa Bay is the nation's largest farmed shellfish producer, providing 25 percent of the US oyster harvest. Cranberry bogs, forest-products, manufacturing and dairy farms are also important to the county's industrial mix. Tourism is also critical to the economy.

Population (OFM Databook, 2011) 

Population (2011) 20,900
Population Change (2000 to 2010)      *
Land Area (Sq. Mi.) 932.66
Density (Population/Sq. Mi.) 22.41

* Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

Municipalities/Population 

Ilwaco 935
Long Beach 1,390
Raymond 2,870
South Bend 1,635

Major Highways

  • US Route 101

County Roads (CRAB and OFM, 2011)

Total Center Lane Miles
349.81
Maintenance Expenditures
$ 3,400,000
Preservation Expenditures
$ 750,000
Improvement Expenditures
0
 

County Revenues  & Expenditures (OFM Databook, 2011)

Total Revenues
$ 22,589,409
Total Expenditures
$ 22,993,512
Transportation Expenditures
$ 4,034,183

Performance Measures

Links & Sources


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