Regional Profile

Our Region

A vast area comprised of nearly 1,400 square miles, Pend Oreille County is a nature lover’s paradise. There’s plenty of room to roam, as just 9.3 people occupy each square mile, on average – compared to 101.2 in the state of Washington.

Pend Oreille County’s population was 13,150 in 2013, according to the State of Washington Office of Financial Management’s April 1st Population Estimates. The county enjoyed a healthy 0.9 percent growth rate in 2013; since 1981, the county has grown by 4,424 people.

Pend Oreille County’s largest employers include the Kalispel Tribe of Indians in Usk with 354 employees, Newport Community Hospital with 300, Ponderay Newsprint Company in Usk with 180, the Newport School District with 173.


Taxes and permits are part of every business. See Pend Oreille County’s general information on these subjects here.

Real estate

Location is the key to real estate and we are proud to offer some stunning locations. Check out our available real estate.


Either by air, rail, trucking or interstate, our county has plenty of options to service your transportation needs. See how we can help you.


A city’s infrastructure is important. View Pend Oreille County’s basic services and also our advanced Digital Capabilities.